Big telecom companies spent millions of dollars lobbying against the net neutrality protections that keep the web free and open. Since their victory, they all seem to want to reinstate net neutrality—on their own terms. On Wednesday, AT&T threw its weight behind legislation for an “Internet Bill of Rights” with…
The planned merger between T-Mobile and Sprint is not happening after the two telecom giants “were unable to find mutually agreeable terms,” both companies confirmed in a statement on Saturday.
A much-anticipated merger between T-Mobile and Sprint has been considered by analysts to be all but inevitable for the past few months. But reports that Sprint’s parent company, SoftBank, is getting cold feet sent both telecoms’ stock prices plummeting on Monday. It’s beginning to look like the deal that was as good…
Verizon will soon begin charging customers on their “unlimited” data plans an additional $10 per month per line for access to 1080p or higher resolution streaming video on smartphones. That’s just months after adjusting those plans to cap video resolution at 480p for phones on the baseline $75/month plan, or up to…
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, ISP-endorsed frontman and villain of a theoretical future Revenge of the Nerds reboot, is trying to dupe everyone into believing abandoning open internet principles is inevitable because no opponents have any convincing arguments.
The former owner of a small internet service provider in South Texas is suing Comcast, accusing the telecom giant of intentionally—or by way of its own negligence—destroying his business and seizing his customers.
Sprint has lagged behind its competitors in a dismal fourth place for quite a while and it appears that it’s getting desperate. Though the company isn’t advertising the offer, Sprint is willing to give Verizon customers a free year of service for abandoning the network.
Sometimes, owning a smartphone feels pricy. There’s the hefty chunk of change you’ll need to spend on the phone itself, and then the monthly fee you’ll need to fork over to operate it. But for just $400 and the cost of a few old Zack Morris-style brick phones, you can avoid those expenses and build your own damn 1G…
Forget Inbox Zero. Yesterday, the British telecomm company BT managed to forward outgoing email from its customers’ accounts to a single email address.
Depending on who you talk to, LTE-U—the term given to using cellular LTE technology to transmit in unlicensed airwaves—is either the future of communications, or a terrible idea that will wreck wi-fi. The FCC is studiously not taking sides in the argument, but is allowing further testing.
AT&T has finally altered the way it handles subscribers with grandfathered unlimited plans on the network. The company is still—technically—throttling them, but now rather than slowing data down at 5GB, AT&T will let unlimited plans’ usage soar to 22GB before applying any brakes.
With the Federal Communications Commission’s new net neutrality rules in place, Sprint is already feeling the effects: it’s no longer throttling the speeds of its wireless internet connections.
The Comcast-Time Warner merger may be dead—but that doesn’t mean the two will continue on as-is. Now, it appears that the French telecoms firm Altice is sniffing around Time Warner Cable.
Ron Dorff, 83, uses dial-up to connect to the Internet as one of AOL’s 2.2 million remaining customers. In the space of two months, he racked up $24,000 in AT&T charges when his modem erroneously dialed an international number to get online. What’s the most ridiculous bill you’ve received from a telecom provider?
The Wall Street Journal reports unnamed sources, which claim that Verizon isn't the only telecom turning over extensive phone records to the NSA. The agency's logging includes "call data" from AT&T and Sprint as well as information from ISPs and credit card records. If you've been following this week's disclosures…
Reuters has inside Government sources telling them that Huawei hasn't been spying on China's behalf, but it's still wary of the rapidly growing Chinese telecom.
T-Mobile and MetroPCS will merge, boosting T-Mo from the fourth-largest operator to the...fourth-largest operator. [LAT]
The FCC's reviewing how it screens purchases and mergers, which could democratize carrier markets. A bit. [The Hill]
Current law mandates that telecoms allow the government to snoop on you when deemed necessary. But with blazing advances in what telecoms offer, the government is left behind. They want to catch up. Their solution? Tougher law.