FCC says it has compromise on key broadband rules (Update)
(AP) -- The head of the Federal Communications Commission thinks he has come up with a way to salvage his ambitious national broadband plans without running into legal obstacles that have threatened to derail ...
European parliament adopts 'net neutrality' law (Update)
The European Parliament voted Thursday to stop Internet providers from charging for preferential access to their networks—a step cheered by consumer groups and startups but bemoaned by the telecommunications industry.
US judge orders Google to turn over data to FBI
A U.S. judge has ruled that Google Inc. must comply with the FBI's warrantless demands for customer data, rejecting the company's argument that the government's practice of issuing such requests to telecommunication ...
Mathematicians analyze social divisions using cell phone data
Differences divide us. Human society fractures along lines defined by politics, religion, ethnicity, and perhaps most fundamentally, language. Although these differences contribute to the great variety of ...
Telecoms groups fight back against free messaging
Just past the security gate for the world's largest cell phone trade show in Barcelona, executives of big mobile carriers can't avoid walking past a booth they would probably rather not see: It's for "Pinger," ...
NTT researchers develop breakthrough optical memory device
Court OKs immunity for telecoms in wiretap case
A federal appeals court has ruled as constitutional a law giving telecommunications companies legal immunity for helping the government with its email and telephone eavesdropping program.
FCC set to unveil rules for rural broadband fund
Federal regulators are set to reveal their plan Thursday for an overhaul of the $8 billion fund that subsidizes phone service in rural areas and for the poor, with the goal of redirecting the money toward broadband expansion.
Buildings house secret servers that keep the Internet running
From the outside, the Gothic brick and limestone building a few blocks south of downtown almost looks abandoned.
$103M to expand broadband Internet in rural US
Telecommunications companies in 16 states will share more than $103 million in federal funding to help expand broadband Internet access to those areas of rural America that haven't been reached by the high-speed service or ...
Engineers work to ease Internet data flow as demand for video grows
(PhysOrg.com) -- Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and Skype have become household names as demand soars for movies, television shows, amateur videos, and video calls delivered via the Internet and mobile networks. As ...
Team achieves one terabit per second data rate on a single integrated photonic chip
(PhysOrg.com) -- With worldwide Internet data traffic increasing by 50 percent each year, telecommunications companies that handle this digital torrent must be able to economically expand the capacities of their networks ...
Telekom Austria turns phone boxes into car recharging stations
If you've run out of juice for your environmentally friendly electric car, a recharge may be only a phone call away, literally, under a new scheme unveiled by Telekom Austria here Tuesday.
Finland allocates new 4G mobile frequencies
The Finnish government said Friday it has allocated extra frequencies to telecom firms TeliaSonera, Elisa and DNA to run the country's new, faster fourth-generation (4G) mobile network.