News tagged with phone companies

FCC to update phone subsidy program for broadband

(AP) -- The federal government spends more than $4 billion a year, collected from phone bills, to subsidize phone service in rural and poor areas. Now, it's considering ways to give those places more for the money: high-speed ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Telecom
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Companies yank cord on residential phone books

(AP) -- What's black and white and read all over? Not the white pages, which is why regulators have begun granting telecommunications companies the go-ahead to stop mass-printing residential phone books, ...

dateNov 11, 2010 in Other
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FCC rules seek to avoid surprise wireless bills

(AP) -- Federal regulators want to stop cell phone "bill shock" by requiring wireless companies to alert subscribers before they run out of minutes, hit data usage or text messaging caps or start racking up international ...

dateOct 13, 2010 in Telecom
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Court: Judges can demand warrant for cell locales

(AP) -- Judges have the right to require warrants before police get cell phone records that could suggest a customer's likely location, a U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday in a novel electronic privacy case.

dateSep 07, 2010 in Telecom
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Tough Indian telecom rules spark foreign backlash

(AP) -- Telecom companies and trade groups are urging India to soften tough new security regulations on foreign telecommunications companies - believed to be aimed at China - which they say could set a troubling global precedent ...

dateAug 03, 2010 in Telecom
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US lawmakers target pre-paid cellphone anonymity

US lawmakers unveiled a bill Wednesday to enable law enforcement to identify users of pre-paid cell phones, charging that anonymity makes the devices attractive to terrorists, drug kingpins and gangs.

dateMay 26, 2010 in Telecom
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Tech leaders optimistic for industry turnaround

Many technology companies made it through the recent recession by cutting costs as sales declined to keep their profits up. But a wave of upbeat earnings reports in recent weeks has made it clear that Big Tech is seeing a ...

dateMay 21, 2010 in Business
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Cell phone mania forces scramble for more airwaves

(AP) -- Wireless devices such as Apple's iPhone are transforming the way we go online, making it possible to look up driving directions, find the nearest coffee shop and update Facebook on the go. All this ...

dateDec 27, 2009 in Telecom
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EU drops Qualcomm antitrust probe

(AP) -- European Union antitrust regulators on Tuesday dropped a monopoly abuse probe into wireless chip maker Qualcomm Inc. after mobile phone companies withdrew complaints about high royalty fees.

dateNov 24, 2009 in Business
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UK: Millions of customer records sold

(AP) -- Rogue employees at a major mobile phone company illegally sold millions of customer records to rival firms, Britain's information watchdog said Tuesday.

dateNov 17, 2009 in Other
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Qwest 2Q profit up 18 pct on one-time tax savings

(AP) -- Qwest Communications International Inc.'s second-quarter earnings rose 18 percent because of one-time tax savings, even as revenue continued to slide as customers abandon landline telephones, the phone company said ...

dateJul 29, 2009 in Business
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