Telecommunications services

A board above the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the closing number for the Dow Jones industrial average Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Stocks are surging on Wall Street as the market claws back some of its massive losses from last week. The Dow Jones industrials climbed 400 points. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 13, 2018 - 3:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly a decade of being all but invisible, inflation — or the fear of it — is back. Tentative signs have emerged that prices could accelerate in coming months. Pay raises may be picking up a bit. Commodities such as oil and aluminum have grown more expensive. Cellphone...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017 file photo, comedian John Oliver performs at the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit in New York. Oliver's show, which begins its fifth season on Sunday. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
February 12, 2018 - 4:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — HBO's John Oliver so relished being able to trash AT&T's cell phone service that he can't imagine doing "Last Week Tonight" under corporate restrictions. His network's corporate parent, Time Warner, is waiting to see whether a proposed takeover by AT&T will be approved...
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February 07, 2018 - 7:45 am
GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss mobile phone operator says its data systems were breached late last year and the contact details of about 800,000 customers were compromised. Swisscom said Wednesday that the names, addresses, telephone numbers and date of birth of the customers was accessed by an unknown...
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FILE- This May 10, 2011, file photo shows a cell phone enabled to receive emergency notifications in New York. The Federal Communications Commission says carriers must transmit the emergency alerts on cellphones to more specific locations, rather than broadly. The more precise geo-targeting was approved Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, and will go into effect in November 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 30, 2018 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Regulators want to make emergency alerts on cellphones more useful by requiring wireless carriers to distribute them less widely. The Federal Communications Commission says carriers must transmit the alerts to more specific locations, rather than broadly. That could help make alerts...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai answers a question from a reporter after a meeting where commissioners voted to end net neutrality, in Washington. Telecom regulators and industry groups voiced opposition Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, to a government-built wireless network that the Trump administration is reportedly considering. Pai said that the federal government should not build and operate a nationwide 5G network. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 29, 2018 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Telecommunications regulators and industry groups voiced opposition Monday to a government-built wireless network that the Trump administration is reportedly considering . The news website Axios reported Sunday that national security officials may want a government-built next-...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept, 17, 2013 file photo, Iranians surf the Internet at a cafe in Tehran, Iran. In Iran, a government push for a 'halal' internet means more control after protests. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
January 29, 2018 - 10:58 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Guns drawn, Iranian intelligence agents rushed into the apartment of a Washington Post reporter and his journalist wife in Tehran. Threatening to kill Jason Rezaian in front of his wife, Yeganeh, the 20 agents in the July 2014 raid tore through their belongings...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai takes a drink from a mug during an FCC meeting where the FCC voted on net neutrality, in Washington. Burger King has a new ad that takes a jab at net neutrality, showing customers being told they will be charged different prices for a Whopper, depending on how fast they want it. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 25, 2018 - 9:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King is delivering its own hot take on a regulatory showdown that has enflamed the U.S., using a flame-grilled Whopper. Burger King's new ad has become a sensation, with more than a million views on YouTube and it's lighting up Twitter . In the ad customers, whom the...
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January 24, 2018 - 5:13 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will require internet providers to observe net neutrality or risk losing eligibility for state contracts under an executive order issued Wednesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The new policy aims to protect consumers by using the state's lucrative information...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, file photo, a person displays Netflix on a tablet in North Andover, Mass. With millions of subscribers still flocking to its services, Netflix no longer worries about being protected by net neutrality. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
January 22, 2018 - 6:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix once fought fiercely for net neutrality, fearing that its online video service would suffer if internet providers were free to discriminate against it. But now that it boasts one of television's largest audiences, Netflix isn't spending much time worrying about the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017 file photo, Montana Governor Steve Bullock speaks before a U.S. Senate committee Capitol Hill in Washington. The Democrat signed an executive order Monday prohibiting telecommunications companies from receiving state contracts if they interfere with internet traffic or favor higher-paying sites or apps. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File )
January 22, 2018 - 6:10 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana on Monday became the first state to bar telecommunications companies from receiving state contracts if they interfere with internet traffic or favor higher-paying sites or apps, under an order from Gov. Steve Bullock intended to protect so-called net neutrality. The...
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