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FCC says Hurricane Michael victims in Florida deserve a month of free cell service

Chairman Ajit Pai slammed carriers such as AT&T and Verizon for their "completely unacceptable" response to the storm.

8 hours ago from The Washington Post

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Storm left wide swath of Florida a communications dead zone

Since Hurricane Michael roared through on Wednesday, a wide swath of Florida's northwest coast has been without telephone or Internet service, adding to the daunting challenges facing residents, ...

Sun 14 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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UK public broadcasters want top billing on streaming services

As streaming services and set-top boxes continue to creep up on traditional TV, public service broadcasters (PSBs) in the UK are worried about being left behind. The heads of ITV, BBC, ...

Mon 15 Oct 18 from Engadget

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ChargePoint, Flo partner to make cross-border EV charging easier - Roadshow

American and Canadian EV owners won't need separate accounts when they cross over.

11 hours ago from CNET

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T-Mobile's prepaid service will offer 5G in 2019

You won't have to spring for a 'premium' carrier to use some of the earliest mobile 5G service. T-Mobile has formally relaunched its prepaid Metro service, and with ...

Mon 8 Oct 18 from Engadget

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SNL mocks presidential alert texts in fake Cricket Wireless ad - CNET

Bad cell service can be a plus when personal messages from the president go over the top. Plus, inside the GOP locker room, and Pete Davidson slams Kanye West.

Sun 7 Oct 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

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The Long Journey to FEMA's Presidential Alert Test

First such test since the emergency alert system went live in 2012

Fri 5 Oct 18 from IEEE Spectrum

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Get ready for 5G! EE launches trial will let you download full-length HD movies in 5 SECONDS

The telecoms firm, which is part of the BT Group, is using a site in Canary Wharf in London to test the technology in a real-life setting.

Fri 5 Oct 18 from Daily Mail

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Sprint is starting to launch Voice over LTE, years after everyone else

Sprint has begun its soft launch of VoLTE, and starting today, customers in 15 US cities with compatible devices can toggle on the feature. Voice over LTE, which allows for higher ...

Wed 3 Oct 18 from The Verge

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Verizon customers in four cities are officially getting 5G-based Internet service today

The in-home broadband service marks the company's first foray into a next-gen technology.

Mon 1 Oct 18 from The Washington Post

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