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US eyes phase-out of old telephone network

America's plain old telephone network is rapidly being overtaken by new technology, putting US regulators in a quandary over how to manage the final stages of transformation.

Nov 29, 2013
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China to go after Internet phone services

(AP) -- China is going after Internet phone services such as Skype in a move to protect the country's state-owned telephone companies, causing alarm among consumers who rely on cheap Internet calls.

Dec 30, 2010
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News Guide: Net neutrality and what it could mean to you

(AP)—A top U.S. regulator just announced he wants more power to oversee Internet service, much in the same way that the government already regulates phone service and other public utilities. The goal is to prevent Internet ...

Feb 05, 2015
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Google wireless service could disrupt carriers

Internet users from San Jose to Kansas City have been clamoring for Google to lay down its long-awaited fiber-optic network to compete with Comcast and AT&T in speeding up Web and television access. Now the Silicon Valley ...

Jan 27, 2015
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Vonage makes free international calls standard

(AP) -- Unlimited domestic phone calls are nearly standard feature for landline plans these days. Now, Vonage Holdings Corp., which helped pioneer that feature with its Internet phone service, is expanding it to most international ...

Aug 19, 2009
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Microsoft: a danger for Skype users?

Long before the iPhone, the Sidekick was the cool mobile phone. It was to the iPhone and Android what Paris Hilton is to Kim Kardashian - version 1.0.

Jun 17, 2011
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