Telecommunications

Two signs at the top of the dune at Newcomb Hollow Beach alert visitors that the beach is closed to swimming, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Wellfleet, Mass. A Revere man died after being bitten by a shark off Newcomb Hollow Beach on Saturday. (Merrily Cassidy/The Cape Cod Times via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 6:37 pm
BOSTON (AP) — More than a century ago, the Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi pioneered long distance, wireless communications from Cape Cod's famous coastline. But two shark attacks this summer — including Massachusetts' first fatal shark attack in more than 80 years — have underscored a troubling...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2017, file photo, customers buy the iPhone X at the Apple Store on New York's Fifth Avenue. Apple is expected to unveil its biggest and most expensive iPhone on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as part of a lineup of three new models aimed at widening the product’s appeal amid slowing sales growth. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 11, 2018 - 3:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is expected to unveil its biggest and most expensive iPhone on Wednesday as part of a lineup of three new models aimed at widening the product's appeal amid slowing sales growth. Most of the buzz is swirling around a rumored iPhone that is supposed to boast a 6.5-inch...
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This Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, photo shows Charter Communications, Inc.'s Spectrum trucks in the parking lot at a Spectrum customer center in Orlando, Fla. Cable company Charter is launching a $45-a-month unlimited-data phone plan as cable companies try to diversify to offset slowing traditional cable TV revenue. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
September 05, 2018 - 11:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cable company Charter is launching its own wireless service as cable companies try to diversify to offset slowing traditional cable TV revenue. Charter and Comcast agreed last year to cooperate on back-end operations for mobile networks, including leasing Verizon's cellular network...
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August 31, 2018 - 8:53 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown will decide whether California should have the nation's strongest protections for net neutrality rules intended to ensure a level playing field on the internet after the measure cleared the final legislative hurdle on Friday. The state Senate approved the...
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Santa Clara County Fire Chief Anthony Bowden told lawmakers how Version slowed its internet communications at a wildfire command center three weeks ago, crippling the emergency communications truck's data speeds and forcing firefighters to use other agencies' internet connections and their personal cell phones at the Capitol Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Members of the Assembly's Select Committee on Natural Disaster,Response, Recovery and Rebuilding held an informational hearing on the incident. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 24, 2018 - 7:17 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Verizon rolled out changes Friday as state lawmakers said they were outraged to learn the telecommunications company had slowed firefighters' internet service while they battled what became the largest wildfire on record in California. Verizon said it removed all speed cap...
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CORRECTING DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT TO WEDNESDAY - FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, a Facebook start page is shown on a smartphone in Surfside, Fla. USA. The social media giant Facebook said late Wednesday Aug. 22, 2018, it has banned a quiz app for refusing to be audited and concerns that data on as many as 4 million users was misused, after it found user information was shared with researchers and companies. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, FILE)
August 23, 2018 - 10:41 am
LONDON (AP) — Facebook has banned a third-party quiz app amid concerns over the possible misuse of users' data and pulled its own security software from Apple's app store after the iPhone maker tightened data security rules. The social media company said Wednesday it took action against the...
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and stylus are shown in this photo, in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. The stylus, a signature Note feature, will now have Bluetooth capability, allowing people to control phones and apps from up to 30 feet away. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 09, 2018 - 3:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's new smartphone illustrates the limits of innovation at a time when hardware advances have slowed. The new phone, the Galaxy Note 9, will be faster and will last longer without a recharge. But while earth-shattering new features are in short supply, it will carry an earth-...
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August 08, 2018 - 12:08 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Shares in the state-owned monopoly that operates China's vast network of mobile phone towers are flat as the company makes its stock market debut in Hong Kong after raising $6.9 billion from investors. China Tower Corp. was trading at 1.27 Hong Kong dollars (16.2 U.S. cents) per...
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This June 14, 2018, photo, shows the logo of Japanese mobile provider SoftBank at its shop in Tokyo. Japanese technology company SoftBank said Monday, Aug 6, 2018, its profits grew to 313.7 billion yen ($2.8 billion) in the latest quarter as it realized gains from sales by its Softbank Vision investment fund. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
August 06, 2018 - 5:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank says its net profit soared more than 50-fold from a year earlier to 313.7 billion yen ($2.8 billion) in the latest quarter thanks to gains in its main investment fund. Sales in the April-June quarter edged up 4 percent to 2.3 trillion yen. The...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis attends a swearing in ceremony for Robert Wilkie as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump wants a Space Force, a new military service he says is needed to ensure American dominance in space. But the idea is falling flat at the Pentagon, where Mattis has said it would add burdensome bureaucracy and costs. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 04, 2018 - 6:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants a Space Force, a new military service he says is needed to ensure American dominance in space. But the idea is gaining little traction at the Pentagon, where the president's defense chief, Jim Mattis, says it would add burdensome bureaucracy and...
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