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California texting tax: What we know about the proposal

A proposal this week by a California commission to impose a "texting tax" has raised more questions than answers. Here's what we know so far:

Fri 14 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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California Considers Milking Cellphone Users With Controversial Texting Tax

Remembering when texting messaging was generally capped, and it would cost extra to go over your monthly allotment? For the most part, cellphone plans come with unlimited texting these days, ...

Thu 13 Dec 18 from HotHardware

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Millimeter perfect harmony pitched in quest for 5G economic boost

Ultra-short-wave mobile spectrum could add $565 billion to global economic output over the next 15 years if used to connect robots or other applications, the telecoms industry estimates.

Wed 12 Dec 18 from Reuters Technology

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FCC Will Allow Carriers To Block Unwanted/Spam Text Messages

Spam text messages are annoying as the notifications you get from them are distracting, especially since a lot of times the number used changes, which means that it’s impossible to try and ...

Wed 12 Dec 18 from Ubergizmo

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Massachusetts town votes to build their own municipal fiber network over Comcast alternative

It's no secret that Comcast isn't exactly the most-liked company in the world, and that became particularly clear on Friday when a small town in Massachusetts -- Charlemont -- voted against ...

Wed 12 Dec 18 from Techspot

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Broadband too slow in more than a quarter of UK homes – report

Internet speeds in millions of households not fast enough to meet a typical family’s needsMore than a quarter of UK homes do not have fast enough broadband to cope with a typical family’s internet ...

Wed 12 Dec 18 from Guardian.co.uk

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Britain to force broadband providers to tell customers their best deals

Broadband providers in Britain will have to tell customers about their best deals under planned new rules from telecoms regulator Ofcom aimed at tackling a 'loyalty penalty' that makes it difficult ...

Fri 14 Dec 18 from Reuters Technology

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T-Mobile lied to the FCC about its 4G coverage, small carriers say

FCC filing: T-Mobile claimed to cover areas where it hadn't installed 4G cells.

Thu 13 Dec 18 from Arstechnica

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5G is finally starting to feel real - CNET

Qualcomm gave us a glimpse of the 5G future earlier this month.

Tue 11 Dec 18 from CNET

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Congress passes farm bill, which could boost rural broadband deployment - CNET

The bill, which provides billions in subsidies to American farmers, will also pave the way for more coordinated efforts among federal agencies to deploy broadband in hard to reach areas.

Wed 12 Dec 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

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