News tagged with communications companies

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, ...

dateMay 17, 2012 in Telecom
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Verizon to auction spectrum worth billions

Verizon Wireless on Wednesday said it will auction a parcel of radio frequencies, which could be worth billions of dollars in an industry scrambling to offer consumers more cellular broadband.

dateApr 18, 2012 in Telecom
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Australian WiFi inventors win US legal battle

Australian government science body CSIRO said Sunday it had won a multi-million-dollar legal settlement in the United States to license its patented technology that underpins the WiFi platform worldwide.

dateApr 01, 2012 in Telecom
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US probes alleged India hacking of commission

US authorities have been asked to investigate allegations that hackers India used back-door codes provided by companies to spy on private exchanges by a US commission on China, an official said Tuesday.

dateJan 10, 2012 in Business
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Cox agrees to sell wireless spectrum to Verizon

(AP) -- Cable company Cox Communications on Friday said that it has agreed to sell some of its airwave licenses to Verizon Wireless for $315 million and will resell Verizon service in its stores.

dateDec 16, 2011 in Telecom
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Russia launches Chinese satellite

A Russian Proton-M rocket completed the successful launch Saturday of an advanced Chinese communications satellite that should help expand television coverage in parts of Southeast Asia.

dateNov 26, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Cox kills Sprint-based cellphone service

(AP) -- Cox Communications, the country's third-largest cable company, stopped offering cellphone service Wednesday, saying it's too small to compete with the big phone companies.

dateNov 16, 2011 in Telecom
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Cable cos. to offer $9.95 broadband for poor homes

(AP) -- As part of a federal effort to get more U.S. homes connected to broadband, cable companies will offer Internet service for $9.95 per month to homes with children that are eligible for school lunches, starting next ...

dateNov 09, 2011 in Telecom
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