Telecommunications

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, file photo, demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality outside a Verizon store in New York. The Federal Communications Commission is voting Thursday, Dec. 14 to undo Obama-era “net neutrality” rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. The industry promises that the internet experience isn’t going to change, but the issue has struck a nerve. Protests have erupted online and in the streets as everyday Americans worry that companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T will be able to control what they see and do online. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
December 14, 2017 - 1:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the FCC's vote on eliminating net-neutrality protections for the internet (all times local): 1:15 p.m. The Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to internet. The agency'...
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FILE - This June 19, 2015, file photo, shows the entrance to the Federal Communications Commission building in Washington. Now that federal telecom regulators have repealed net neutrality, it may be time to brace for the arrival of internet “fast lanes” and “slow lanes.” The Associated Press queried seven major internet providers about their post-net-neutrality plans, and all of them equivocated when asked if they might establish fast and slow lanes. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 14, 2017 - 1:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on a proposal that...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, file photo, demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality outside a Verizon store in New York. The Federal Communications Commission is voting Thursday, Dec. 14 to undo Obama-era “net neutrality” rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. The industry promises that the internet experience isn’t going to change, but the issue has struck a nerve. Protests have erupted online and in the streets as everyday Americans worry that companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T will be able to control what they see and do online. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
December 13, 2017 - 6:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight. The Thursday vote scheduled at the Federal Communications Commission could usher in big changes in how...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, file photo shows a T-Mobile store in New York. Cellphone company T-Mobile says it is launching a TV service in 2018, the latest company to marry wireless and video. The company said Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that it bought cable-TV startup Layer3 TV to help it roll out its upcoming service. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 13, 2017 - 1:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile is launching a TV service next year, becoming the latest company to marry wireless and video. The service will target people who aren't interested in traditional cable and satellite TV packages. T-Mobile promises to address consumer complaints such as "sky-high bills" and "...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo shows an Amazon Fire TV streaming device with its remote control. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, Google announced plans to pull its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 05, 2017 - 6:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire. The decision to block YouTube is retaliation for Amazon's refusal to sell some Google products that compete with...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 20, 2010, file photo, Dish Network CEO Charles Ergen speaks at the Google conference in San Francisco. Ergen, the founder of satellite TV company Dish, is stepping aside as CEO to focus on the company's wireless business, but he will remain chairman. The new CEO, Dish Network Corp. president Erik Carlson, will report to Ergen. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
December 05, 2017 - 1:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Ergen, the founder of satellite TV company Dish, is stepping aside as CEO to focus on the company's wireless business. He will remain chairman. The new CEO, Dish Network Corp. president Erik Carlson, will report to him. Dish has substantial rights to spectrum, or airwaves...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange on an evening in New York. World stock markets mostly fell Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, as investors digested the possible impact of the U.S. tax legislation and the stalled Brexit negotiations. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
December 05, 2017 - 12:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were mixed on Tuesday as some of the year's biggest winners picked themselves back up following recent stumbles. Technology stocks recovered some of their sharp losses from Monday and the prior week, which helped offset drops for telecom stocks and other areas of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, Federal Communication Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai speaks during an open hearing and vote on "Net Neutrality" in Washington. In its push to undo Obama-era “net neutrality” rules, the country’s Republican-led telecom regulator has defended its proposal with some statements that are incomplete or misleading. But a Democratic official in favor of net neutrality also criticized FCC Chairman Pai in a way that left out crucial context. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
December 04, 2017 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Seeking to dispel "myths" about net neutrality, the Trump administration's telecom chief instead put out his own incomplete and misleading talking points when he suggested that internet providers had never influenced content available to their customers before neutrality rules took...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo shows an Amazon Fire TV streaming device displayed with its remote. The device plugs into the back or side of a television set to stream Netflix and other video. Although Amazon has gotten better about promoting rival services, Fire TV is best seen as a companion to Amazon’s $99-a-year Prime loyalty program. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 01, 2017 - 1:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Why watch video on a phone or a tablet when you can get a device for as little as $30 to stream shows on a big-screen TV? Apple, Google, Amazon and Roku are all competing to be your gateway to online video. Which device you need will largely depend on what services you watch and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, a woman holds up the Google Pixel 2 phone, left, next to the Pixel 2 XL phone at a Google event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco. Google prides itself on the intelligence of its search engine and other services, but it’s discovering that even companies brimming with brainpower face a tough learning curve when venturing into new markets. The hard lessons are coming in hardware as Google rolls out a new wave of Pixel smartphones and speakers that have suffered some early problems. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
November 30, 2017 - 3:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, which prides itself on developing simple, intuitive software that seems to know what you want almost before you do, is finding itself in a very different world when it comes to its own phones and other gadgets. Its new Pixel 2 phones, released in October, got high marks...
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