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Verizon to pay $17M to resolve FCC, Justice E-Rate probes - CNET

Agencies investigated possible violations of bidding rules for subsidies that help deliver broadband to schools and libraries.

13 hours ago from CNET Cutting Edge

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Univision goes dark for Verizon's cable customers

Univision's channels have gone dark for Verizon's 4.7 million Fios cable customers because of a contract dispute.

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researcher finds third parties have access to cellphone data

Verizon is no stranger to privacy controversies. The wireless carrier was discovered to use a “permacookie” back in 2015 in which a string of about 50 characters called a Unique ...

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Techspot

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T-Mobile and Sprint may be getting close to a merger. Here’s what you need to know.

The two companies may face tough regulatory review.

Mon 16 Oct 17 from The Washington Post

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Sprint Unlimited Plan Price Increased For A Single Line

If you want to subscribe to Sprint’s unlimited plan for a single line, it’s going to cost you more now than it used to as the promotional pricing is no longer being offered. The ...

Sun 15 Oct 17 from Ubergizmo

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T-Mobile’s Website Bug Let Hackers Steal Data Using A Phone Number

Whoopsie, it looks like until very recently, T-Mobile’s website had a bug that allowed hackers to exploit it, where they were able to gain access to a user’s email address, account, and a phone’s ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Ubergizmo

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Emergency alerts draw complaints in fast-moving wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- The story is repeated again and again: The dead of night, no warning, then panic after realizing the smoke and flames were approaching....

Thu 12 Oct 17 from AP

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Deutsche Telekom premiers Europe's first 5G antennas

BERLIN (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom tested Europe's first ultra high speed 5G antennas in a real world setting on Thursday, a milestone in the race to provide the fast response times needed ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Reuters Technology

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Will Alphabet’s internet balloons really help Puerto Rico?

Google’s parent company wants to use its Project Loon tech to help restore the island’s hurricane-damaged mobile networks. But is it charity or business strategy?

Tue 10 Oct 17 from Newscientist

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EE apologises for voice call issues

Customers around the UK are reporting problems making and receiving phone calls.

Tue 10 Oct 17 from BBC Technology

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