Telecommunications

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks after signing a bill Monday, March 5, 2018, in Olympia, Wash., that makes Washington the first state to set up its own net-neutrality requirements in response to the Federal Communications Commission's recent repeal of Obama-era rules. The FCC voted in December to gut U.S. rules that meant to prevent broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from exercising more control over what people watch and see on the internet. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 06, 2018 - 2:22 am
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Setting up a likely legal fight with the Trump administration, Washington has become the first state to enact its own net-neutrality requirements after U.S. regulators repealed Obama-era rules designed to keep the internet an even playing field. "We know that when D.C. fails...
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks after signing a bill Monday, March 5, 2018, in Olympia, Wash., that makes Washington the first state to set up its own net-neutrality requirements in response to the Federal Communications Commission's recent repeal of Obama-era rules. The FCC voted in December to gut U.S. rules that meant to prevent broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from exercising more control over what people watch and see on the internet. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 05, 2018 - 8:11 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington became the first state Monday to set up its own net-neutrality requirements after U.S. regulators repealed Obama-era rules that banned internet providers from blocking content or interfering with online traffic. "We know that when D.C. fails to act, Washington state...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and Israel's First lady Sara Netanyahu arrive for the Likud party primary elections at the in Jerusalem. Israeli police questioned Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife as part of an investigation into a corruption case involving the country's telecom giant, Israeli media reported Friday, March 2, 2018 casting a shadow on the prime minister's upcoming visit to Washington. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
March 02, 2018 - 4:07 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police were questioning Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife as part of an investigation into a corruption case involving the country's telecom giant on Friday, casting a shadow on the prime minister's upcoming visit to Washington. Television footage showed police investigators...
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February 18, 2018 - 2:15 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Sunday they arrested senior officials from the country's national telephone company as part of an investigation into alleged corruption offenses. Israeli media said among those arrested were close associates of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is...
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February 14, 2018 - 11:33 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Public service labor unions have gone on strike in Algeria, paralyzed education, health, vocational training and the telecommunications industries. Meziane Meriane, the head of the SNPEST teachers union, denounced workers' sinking purchasing power and told The Associated...
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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 - 4:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — HBO's John Oliver says he and his show, "Last Week Tonight," would go down screaming if new corporate management imposes restrictions. HBO's parent company, Time Warner, is waiting to see if AT&T's takeover bid will be approved. Oliver says he was drawing a line in the sand by...
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January 30, 2018 - 3:53 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 Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, residents pass by an advertisement for the iPhone X in Beijing, China. Apple shares have been falling in early 2018 on fears that the iPhone X has not been a hit with customers. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
January 29, 2018 - 5:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's stock is backtracking from its recent highs amid mounting concerns that iPhone X sales will fall short of the high hopes for a device that brought facial recognition technology and a $1,000 price tag to the company's flagship product line. Speculation about...
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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 Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, buildings and a tour boat are reflected on the mirror behind an Apple logo during a preview event at a new Apple Michigan Avenue store, in downtown Chicago. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, Apple announced it is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
January 17, 2018 - 7:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated $245 billion back to its home country. The pledge announced Wednesday comes less than a month after...
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