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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 file photo, Demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality outside a Verizon store in New York. Consumers aren’t likely to see immediate changes following Monday, June 11, 2018 formal repeal of Obama-era internet rules that had ensured equal treatment for all. Rather, any changes are likely to happen slowly, and companies will try to make sure that consumers are on board with the moves, experts say. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
June 11, 2018 - 4:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change — though not right away — following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections. Any changes are likely to happen slowly, as companies assess how much consumers will tolerate. The...
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T-Mobile CEO John Legere, left, and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure pose for photos on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, April 30, 2018. To gain approval for their $26.5 billion merger agreement, T-Mobile and Sprint aim to convince antitrust regulators that there is plenty of competition for wireless service beyond Verizon and AT&T. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 30, 2018 - 2:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — To gain approval for their $26.5 billion merger agreement, T-Mobile and Sprint aim to convince antitrust regulators that there is plenty of competition for wireless service beyond Verizon and AT&T. The deal announced Sunday would combine the nation's third- and fourth-largest...
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April 30, 2018 - 11:36 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have ordered internet service providers to block access to Telegram, a popular messaging app used by an estimated 40 million Iranians. State TV reported Monday that the Tehran prosecutor has ordered that the app be blocked in a way that would not allow users...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, takes her seat before the start of an FCC open hearing and vote on Net Neutrality in Washington, D.C. Clyburn addressed a gathering of librarians and other experts Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Washington, D.C., as the group discussed challenges to providing high-speed internet in American Indian communities. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)
April 12, 2018 - 3:52 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two western senators are proposing to expand access to a $4 billion federal program that has allowed public schools and libraries throughout the U.S. to obtain high-speed internet at affordable rates as one way to close the digital divide that persists across American...
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March 19, 2018 - 12:19 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration says it's making $35 million available to encourage telecommunications companies extend high-speed internet service to areas that lack it. Wolf's administration said Monday that it is hoping to expand broadband internet to every part...
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January 16, 2018 - 8:42 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot company says its new sub-sea internet cable that will connect Israel with Spain will be powerful enough to handle up to 60 percent of the world's internet traffic at peak time. Quantum Cable Chairman Nasos Ktorides said after signing on Tuesday an agreement to lay...
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President Donald Trump pumps his fist after speaking at the American Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Convention at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 08, 2018 - 11:30 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Connecting with rural Americans, President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his tax overhaul as a victory for family farmers and pitched his vision to expand access to broadband internet, a cornerstone of economic development in the nation's heartland. "Those towers are going...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
January 08, 2018 - 11:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 11:30 p.m. Connecting with rural Americans, President Donald Trump has hailed his tax overhaul as a victory for family farmers and pitched his vision to expand access to broadband internet. Trump cast internet access as a...
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In this Oct. 31, 2017 photo provided by Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative, crews with the Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative install fiber distribution cable n Utqiagvik, Alaska, for the new high-speed fiber-optic system launching in Alaska's northern region, where several of the telecom company's communities are located. The new link by Anchorage-based wholesaler Quintillion is Alaska's piece of a planned international fiber-optic system that would eventually connect London and Tokyo via the Arctic. (Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative via AP)
December 21, 2017 - 3:17 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some remote communities in Alaska's northernmost region are finally getting a commodity long taken for granted in much of the U.S.: high-speed internet. Until now, the region tapping into the new broadband relied on a notoriously slow satellite connection. The new, faster...
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After a meeting voting to end net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai answers questions from reporters, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 14, 2017 - 6:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the FCC's vote on eliminating net-neutrality protections for the internet (all times local): 2:10 p.m. State attorneys general are threatening lawsuits against the federal government's repeal of "net neutrality" rules. New York's attorney general says he'll lead a...
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