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T-Mobile’s new Data Stash plan doesn’t let workers share data

T-Mobile today unveiled a monthly data rollover plan for consumers and business customers called "Data Stash," but the plan still won't allow workers to share their data with others in a work group.

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Net neutrality supporters disrupt FCC meeting

About a dozen protesters calling on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to pass net neutrality rules disrupted the commission's meeting for a short time Thursday. Protesters shouting and carrying signs interrupted the...

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Sprint pleased by early response to its half-off deal

Six days into its new "Cut Your Bill in Half" offer, Sprint was enthusiastic about the offer's early reaction from new customers, but didn't offer any details.

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NSA spy program targets mobile networks

The NSA has conducted a covert campaign to intercept internal communications of operators and trade groups in order to infiltrate mobile networks worldwide, according to new revelations from documents supplied by Edward Snowden.

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Your device is obsolete: Verizon 3G will DIE, in LTE refarming bombshell

Oh dear -- your VZW 3G will get slower and slower, because LTE: Do you rely on Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO data service? Well get ready to bend over, because the 3G CDMA party's over. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers consider their options...

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Is Sprint's new half-off deal a desperation move?

Sprint donned its boxing gloves with an extravagant offer to cut monthly wireless rate plans in half for new customers who switch to Sprint from either Verizon Wireless or AT&T.

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AT&T backs off threat to halt its fiber rollout

AT&T now plans to continue its plans to expand fiber optic networks to 100 cities, backtracking on comments by AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson after President Obama voiced support for net neutrality last month.

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150M passenger cars will be connected to the Internet by 2020

The number of passenger vehicles connected to the Internet will skyrocket over the next five years, with 60% to 75% of them capable of consuming, creating and sharing Web-based data.

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Fastest LTE speed -- 450Mbps -- will be out of reach for most users

LTE's theoretical maximum download speed will increase to 450Mbps next year -- but many mobile operators simply don't have enough radio spectrum to offer it.

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NSA director: No changes in telephone record collection coming

The U.S. National Security Agency is planning no major changes in its domestic telephone records collection program after a bill to rein in those efforts failed in the Senate this week, the agency's director said.

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Why AT&T and Sprint just announced business conferencing services

Two separate business conferencing services announcements from AT&T and Sprint on Tuesday highlight the radically changing business models at U.S. wireless carriers.

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Net neutrality proposal could lead to broadband taxes, opponents say

President Obama's call for the Federal Communications Commission to pass net neutrality rules by reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility is a bad idea that could raise broadband prices by 16 percent or more, a parade of...

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FCC seeks fiber-optic delay data from AT&T

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday formally requested that AT&T provide all documents and data related to its planned fiber-optic cable buildouts nationwide.

Who wins the net neutrality debate? Google, of course

ISPs and carriers don't want to be regulated. Content providers don't want to be throttled. Welcome to the net neutrality debate, where either side could lose and one company looks like a winner no matter what happens,

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AT&T drops plans to do in-flight Wi-Fi

AT&T has reversed itself on in-flight Wi-Fi, dropping a plan announced just months ago that would have seen the carrier launch services on airliners next year.

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FCC to take more time on net neutrality following Obama's position

Following President Obama's statement today backing net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission said it won't consider the issue at its December meeting and will put off rules changes until 2015.

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AT&T extends network to Mexico with $2.5B lusacell acquisition

AT&T will pay $2.5 billion to acquire Mexican wireless company lusacell, in a major push to expand its coverage and improve mobile Internet service for those living south of the U.S. border.

Update: Verizon softens stance against net neutrality rules

Verizon Communications seems to be softening its stance against net neutrality regulations.

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