News tagged with service provider

Apple threatened by growth of prepaid smartphone plans

In a shift that could become a big threat to Apple Inc., U.S. consumers are increasingly signing up for a type of wireless service plan popular around the world that's traditionally not been in favor here - prepaid accounts.

dateOct 09, 2013 in Telecom
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US lawmakers weigh in on 'net neutrality'

A decision to impose tough new regulations on cable and wireless companies that provide Internet service to Americans wasn't influenced by politics, a top U.S. regulator told House lawmakers on Tuesday.

dateMar 17, 2015 in Telecom
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Brazil passes trailblazing Internet privacy law

Brazil's Congress on Tuesday passed comprehensive legislation on Internet privacy in what some have likened to a web-user's bill of rights, after stunning revelations its own president was targeted by US ...

dateApr 23, 2014 in Internet
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Locking down the cloud

A software re-encryption system could allow users to pay for and run applications "in the cloud" without revealing their identity to the cloud host. The same approach would also allow the software providers to lock out malicious ...

dateNov 08, 2013 in Business
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US cable merger foreshadows Internet TV's rise

Charter Communications Inc.'s $38 billion bid to take over the much-larger Time Warner Cable Inc. is an attempt to future-proof its business by getting its foot in the door of millions more homes wired for ...

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Telecom
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Comcast CEO: Full steam ahead on Time Warner deal

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts is moving "full steam ahead" with the company's proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable despite the uncertainty raised by President Barack Obama's call for tougher ...

dateNov 13, 2014 in Telecom
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Cities, states face off on municipal broadband

Wilson, N.C., determined nearly a decade ago that high-speed Internet access would be essential to the community's social and economic health in the 21st century, just as electricity, water and sewers were in the previous ...

dateAug 19, 2014 in Telecom
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Netflix reaches deal with Comcast

(AP)—Netflix has reached a deal with Comcast to ensure that its TV shows and movies are streamed smoothly to households, the first deal the online video streaming service has reached with an Internet service provider.

dateFeb 24, 2014 in Business
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