STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's governor is holding a ceremonial bill signing for legislation to accelerate the deployment of high-speed, 5G wireless technology in the state.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Microsoft Corp. and an Ohio-based provider of telecommunications services announced an agreement Tuesday to extend broadband internet access to underserved rural areas of...
LONDON (AP) — An ambitious group of suspected state-backed hackers has been burrowing into telecommunications companies in order to spy on high-profile targets across the world, a U.S....
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Telecommunications Ministry has ordered the blocking of the popular dating application Grindr, used mainly by gay men and trans men, saying it facilitates meetings between...
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:
Alphabet Inc., down $24.12 to $1,144.66
The parent of search engine Google warned that some of its features...
The Trump administration's decision to restrict all U.S. technology sales to Chinese telecommunications powerhouse Huawei for national security reasons doesn't just up the ante in the China trade...
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on trade tensions between the U.S. and China (all times local):
The German and Dutch leaders are making clear that they don't plan to change their...
In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Axiata Group Berhad says it is in talks with Norway's Telenor ASA to merge their Asian operations to create one of the world's top telecommunications...
LONDON (AP) — The leak of details from a secret U.K. government discussion about Chinese telecommunications company Huawei doesn't amount to a crime, London's Metropolitan Police force said...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's telecommunications carriers turned on super-fast 5G mobile internet networks abruptly ahead of schedule in an attempt to ensure the country becomes the...
MONROE, La. (AP) — CenturyLink will keep its headquarters in Louisiana through 2025 as the telecommunications company and state officials have made a new deal, news outlets...
Group plans to sue over Burlington Telecom sale
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont residents say they plan to continue with a lawsuit over the sale of municipal telecommunications company Burlington Telecom despite the City Council's...
Experts: US anti-Huawei campaign likely exaggerated
Since last year, the U.S. has waged a vigorous diplomatic offensive against the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, claiming that any nation deploying its gear in next-generation wireless...
1 killed, 2 wounded in explosion in Nepal’s capital
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An explosion outside a telecommunication company in Nepal's capital killed one person and injured two others, police official said Saturday.
Vermont utility regulators approve Burlington Telecom sale
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont regulators have approved the proposed $30.8 million sale of municipal telecommunications company Burlington Telecom.
Wyoming senators approve rural broadband sales tax break
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Senate has approved a sales-tax break for companies that provide internet and other telecommunications services to rural areas.
Internet providers seek tax break for building out broadband
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Internet service providers are asking the state Legislature to give them a decade-long property tax break on fiber optics they install.
Company agrees to upgrade network after 911 call failures
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A telecommunications company has agreed to upgrade its network in Vermont following a number of equipment failures that resulted in multiple temporary disruptions in emergency 911 services.
US warns Hungary, other allies to shun business with Huawei
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The United States may be forced to scale back certain operations in Europe and elsewhere if countries continue to do business with the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday in a new warning that underscores U.S. concerns about the firm.
Lawmaker resigns, heads to telecommunications company
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine Democratic lawmaker is stepping down and heading to work for a telecommunications company.
Rep. Jennifer DeChant in a Thursday press release says she's resigning, effective Friday. She's served as representative to House District 52 since 2012.
Legislative staffer Katie Walsh says DeChant is headed to telecommunications and media company Charter Communications. DeChant calls the decision "extremely difficult" but the best for her family.
UK hacker jailed for attack on Liberian telecoms firm
LONDON (AP) — A British computer hacker has been sentenced to 32 months in prison for a cyberattack that knocked out telecommunications services in Liberia.
Daniel Kaye was paid by an employee of a rival firm to launch a distributed denial of service attack on Liberian phone and internet provider Lonestar.
The Latest: Poland spying suspect held top cyber jobs
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the espionage-related arrests in Poland (all times local):
The Polish state news agency says a Polish man who has been charged with spying for China had held top cybersecurity positions at different state agencies and had been involved in projects co-financed by the European Union.
Report blasts major Minnesota telecommunications company
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators say a major telecommunications company has failed to provide "adequate or reliable service" and needs to fix its problems and refund money to some customers.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce report released Friday says Frontier Communications may have violated at least 35 Minnesota laws and regulations, citing shoddy service, lax record-keeping and inadequate investment in its own network.
Complaints pile up over CenturyLink outage
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials say there's not much they can do about a recent outage by national telecommunications company CenturyLink.
The Billings Gazette reports the outage affected phone and internet service across the state beginning Dec. 27 and wasn't fully resolved until two days later.
Sprint to pay NY state $330M in suit over unpaid sales taxes
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state officials say Sprint will pay $330 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the telecommunication company of dodging more than $100 million in state and local taxes.
Attorney General Barbara Underwood and Acting Tax Commissioner Nonie Manion said Friday the agreement resolves a tax enforcement case brought in 2011.
The Latest: Huawei awaits ‘right conclusion’ in CFO’s arrest
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of an executive of Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies (all times local):
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei says it has "every confidence that the Canadian and U.S. legal systems will reach the right conclusion" over the arrest of one of its top executives in Canada.
SoftBank cell functions down for several hours in Japan
TOKYO (AP) — Some users of SoftBank cellphones had problems calling and text messaging for several hours in Japan on Thursday ahead of the company's IPO which is set to be among the world's biggest at about $21 billion.
The mobile service's problems started in the early afternoon and were gradually being fixed, according to SoftBank Corp. spokesman Naomasa Suzuki.
City Hall: Wireless providers eye public land for 5G towers
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Wireless providers are targeting more than 20 locations on public land in Sioux Falls as future 5G cell tower sites, according to City Hall.
Telecom official crisscrosses Vermont to check cell coverage
ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) — Can you hear him now?
Corey Chase is driving at a snail's pace along the dirt roads around Royalton and Barnard in a state-owned Prius, backing his car into driveways, turning around, retracing his route.
Mounted inside the car to his left is a mobile phone showing a map on its screen with red dots that appear and disappear like Pac-Man characters. At his right is a shallow cardboard box containing six mobile phones — one "master" phone commanding five "slave" phones.
Internet traffic hijack disrupts Google services
An internet traffic diversion rerouted data through Russia and China and disrupted Google services on Monday, including search, cloud-hosting services and its bundle of collaboration tools for businesses.
Service interruptions lasted for nearly one and a half hours and ended about 5:30 p.m. EST., network service companies said. In addition to Russian and Chinese telecommunications companies, a Nigerian internet provider was also involved.
SoftBank mobile unit to go for IPO raising some $20 billion
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. will carry out an initial public offering of its Japanese mobile subsidiary, set for Dec. 19, in what will likely be one of the world's biggest IPOs.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange approved the listing of 1.6 billion shares of SoftBank Corp. Monday, at 1,500 yen ($13) a share, raising potentially more than 2 trillion yen ($20 billion).
CommScope, getting ready for 5G, spends $5.7B for Arris
NEW YORK (AP) — Telecommunications equipment maker CommScope is paying $5.7 billion for Arris International as it prepares for the entrance of faster 5G service to the wireless market.
Arris makes modems and boxes for the wireless industry, including cable operators. Equipment makers and telecommunications companies like Verizon are all gearing up for 5G, which is expected to allow for higher and faster data rates and better connections between multiple devices.
Shenandoah Telecom: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
EDINBURG, Va. (AP) _ Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. (SHEN) on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $15.5 million.
On a per-share basis, the Edinburg, Virginia-based company said it had net income of 31 cents.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 15 cents per share.
Supreme Court rejects net neutrality appeal
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended the court fight over repealed Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that required internet providers to treat all online traffic equally.
The court on Monday rejected appeals from the telecommunications industry seeking to throw out a lower court ruling in favor of the "net neutrality" rules. The Federal Communications Commission under President Donald Trump has rolled back the rules, but the industry also wanted to wipe the court ruling off the books.
Consolidated Communications now faces state investigation
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Public Service says it is launching an investigation into Consolidated Communications.
Spy chief wanted ban on China telecoms from Australian 5G
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's critical infrastructure including electricity grids, water supplies and hospitals could not have been adequately safeguarded if Chinese-owned telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE Corp. were allowed to help roll out the nation's 5G network, a spy chief said.
The Latest: Verizon giving credit to hardest-hit counties
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local):
Telecommunications company Verizon says it is going to give three months of service to customers who reside in some of the Florida counties slammed by Hurricane Michael.
In a statement issued Tuesday, Verizon Wireless Executive Vice President Ronan Dunne said the company would give a three-month credit for every Verizon customer in Bay and Gulf counties.
Hundreds attend hearings about telecommunications company
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly 400 people have attended a series of public hearings across Minnesota concerning complaints about Frontier Communications.
The state Public Utilities Commission is investigating the phone and internet company after hundreds of complaints about customer service, billing practices and service quality.
Ceylon City Councilman John Gibeau says if small towns don't have necessary service, they won't survive.
Vermont utility regulator to probe communications provider
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's utility regulator is going to investigate service complaints filed against the telecommunications provider Consolidated Communications.
The state Department of Public Service says the company has failed to meet the service quality standards set out in its state permit.
Consolidated merged with Fairpoint Communications last year. In many rural parts of Vermont it is the only telecommunications provider.
Sale of Burlington Telecom focus on hearings
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont regulators are holding hearings on the proposed $30.8 million sale of municipal telecommunications company Burlington Telecom.
WCAX-TV reports that hearings begin Wednesday and are set to end Friday.
The Burlington City Council approved the sale of Burlington Telecom to Schurz Communications late last year.
S&P 500 gets new look as it shuffles some key companies
NEW YORK (AP) — It's almost moving day on the stock market.
The line-ups of three of the 11 groups that make up the benchmark S&P 500 index are being shuffled as of Monday. Twenty companies in the index including famous names like Facebook, Alphabet and Netflix will find a new home.
4 Mississippi universities added to fiber optic network
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi telecommunications company says four public universities are joining a state-owned fiber optic network.
Ridgeland-based CSpire says it invested more than $5 million after the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services awarded it a contract to run the Mississippi Optical Network.
Verizon makes changes as lawmakers decry firefighters’ woes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Verizon rolled out changes Friday as state lawmakers said they were outraged to learn the telecommunications company had slowed firefighters' internet service while they battled what became the largest wildfire on record in California.
Verizon said it removed all speed cap restrictions for emergency workers fighting wildfires on the West Coast and for those in Hawaii, where emergency crews were rescuing people from areas flooded by Hurricane Lane.
Verizon blames error for slowing firefighters’ internet
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California fire department said a telecommunications company slowed its internet communications at a crucial command center set up to help fight the largest wildfire in state history.
Lawsuit: Firefighters’ internet slowed during wildfire
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California fire department said a telecommunications company slowed its internet communications at a crucial command center set up to help fight one of the state's largest wildfires.
KQED radio reported Wednesday that Verizon acknowledged it wrongly limited data speed to the Santa Clara County Fire Department while firefighters helped battle the state's largest-ever wildfire in Mendocino County three weeks ago.
Companies to extend broadband internet access in rural Ohio
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Microsoft Corp. and an Ohio-based provider of telecommunications services have announced an agreement to extend broadband internet access to 110,000 unserved people in rural Ohio over the next four years.
Microsoft and Canton-based Agile Networks announced the agreement this week. They say it will help address a need for reliable broadband access in rural Ohio and provide access to digital advances in agriculture, telemedicine, and education.
Shenandoah Telecom: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
EDINBURG, Va. (AP) _ Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. (SHEN) on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $7.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
The Edinburg, Virginia-based company said it had profit of 16 cents per share.
The telecommunications service provider in parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia posted revenue of $154 million in the period.