News tagged with cell phone service

FCC: Communications slowly improving after Sandy

(AP)—Federal regulators say that wireless networks are slowly coming back to life after Hurricane Sandy, with about 1 in 5 cell towers still being out of service Wednesday in a storm-hit area stretching from Virginia to ...

Oct 31, 2012
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Technology convergence may widen the digital divide

(Phys.org) -- Technology is helping communication companies merge telephone, television and Internet services, but a push to deregulate may leave some customers on the wrong side of the digital divide during this convergence, ...

May 17, 2012
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3Qs: Mobile tracking in criminal investigations

Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union released a new report revealing that law-enforcement agencies frequently use cell-phone tracking data provided by wireless carriers — often without a warrant. ...

Apr 16, 2012
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Transit agency head defends cell service shutoff

(AP) -- The head of the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency is defending the system's move to cut wireless service to thwart a planned protest last week. But he says the tactic likely won't be used again.

Aug 16, 2011
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BART ready for renewed protests after cyber attack

(AP) -- San Francisco's mass transit system prepared for renewed protests Monday, a day after hackers angry over blocked cell phone service at some transit stations broke into a website and posted company ...

Aug 15, 2011
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