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FCC hands out more than $600,000 in penalties over misuse of emergency alert tones

The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau has collectively issued more than $600,000 in fines to a TV broadcaster, cable TV networks and a radio broadcaster for misusing Emergency ...

Fri 16 Aug 19 from Techspot

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Democratic Senators Urge FCC to Delay T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Vote, Seek Public Comment

In July, the Department of Justice cleared T-Mobile’s planned takeover of Sprint, paving the way for the nation’s third and fourth largest wireless carriers to merge into a titan to rival AT&T ...

8 hours ago from Gizmodo

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AT&T and T-Mobile Fight Robocall Menace With New Call-Verification Partnership

Mobile users are rightfully exhausted with receiving predatory robocalls, and certainly of getting spoof calls attempting to trick them into answering. Companies this year finally started to ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Gizmodo

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Cloudflare warns investors that sites like 8chan are a risk to its business

Internet services company Cloudflare is going public, and it describes the controversy over banning hateful websites — like 8chan and the Daily Stormer — as a potential risk factor. ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from The Verge

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A researcher made a Lightning cable that can hack your computer

Image: Hak5 You probably already know that plugging unknown USB flash drives into your computer is risky. There’s a chance that a malicious program could give a hacker access to ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from The Verge

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FCC approves $137 million in funding for rural broadband connectivity

Today, the FCC approved $121 million in funding to boost the rollout of rural broadband connectivity. In theory, this funding should bring serviceable internet speeds to roughly 36,579 homes ...

Mon 12 Aug 19 from Techspot

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Broadband deal of the week: free Amazon Echo Plus with Vodafone's fastest fibre

Not to mention a free upgrade to Vodafone's best package - we haven't seen a fibre broadband deal this good in a long time.

Fri 16 Aug 19 from Techradar

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Verizon Bills Rural Library $880 for 440MB of Hotspot Data

Verizon is charging a rural library $880 for accidentally using 440MB of data. (Photo Credit: Spencer Platt / Getty Images) UPDATE: A Verizon spokesperson ...

Mon 12 Aug 19 from

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Pete Buttigieg echoes Warren with $80B rural broadband plan

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has unveiled his plan to address the broadband gap in this country: an $80 billion "Internet For All" initiative and set of related reforms. It ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from TechCrunch

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Verizon Admits Your 5G Service Might Be More Like ‘Good 4G’

A 5G millimeter wave cell site in Minneapolis on a light pole. According to Verizon Consumer Group CEO Ronan Dunne, 5G networks in rural areas ...

Mon 12 Aug 19 from Extremetech

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