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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.


Sprint trims subscriber losses in Q3, hangs on as third-largest U.S. carrier

Sprint had 55 million wireless "connections" at the end of the third quarter, allowing it to remain as the third largest U.S. carrier, just ahead of T-Mobile.

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You’ll pay a premium for the new Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge arrives soon in the U.S. with its innovative curved edge display, and a steep price

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Wireless price war's good for consumers, but challenges carriers

More than any time in the past decade, wireless customers are reaping the benefits of a carrier price war over smartphones and tablets, as well as monthly data service contracts.

AT&T signed up 500K cars for its 4G network last quarter

AT&T signed up half a million cars to its 4G network between July and September, after making deals with Audi and GM to connect cars and offer in-vehicle hotspots.

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Chicago takes top spot in mobile performance ranking

Chicago is the U.S. city with the best overall mobile performance ranking, according to tens of thousands of voice and data tests conducted in 125 cities by RootMetrics.


Sprint cuts 452 HQ jobs in IT, network and technology areas

Sprint recently cut 452 jobs from its headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., an amount that equals about 6% of the 7,500 workers there.

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Expect anemic mobile phone growth in U.S. through 2018

The overall mobile phone market in the U.S. will decline this year by 1% even as many emerging countries around the world see robust growth, an IDC analyst said Monday.

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Apple SIM has potential, but widespread changes will take time

New Apple iPads allow users to choose between data plans offered by different cellular carriers without having to obtain a separate SIM from each.

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Sprint's long, rocky WiMax journey will end in Nov. 2015

The system, once on the cutting edge, gave way to LTE.

Update: AT&T to pay $105M to settle mobile-phone cramming charges

AT&T will pay $105 million to settle complaints from the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and 51 state-level governments that it made millions of dollars through unauthorized third-party charges to...

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Verizon won't throttle unlimited LTE users after all

Verizon Wireless won't go ahead with a widely criticized plan to slow down the connections of heavy data users with unlimited LTE plans.

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