Man aims to bring high-speed internet to his neighbors
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Bent Mountain local who felt ignored by the telecom giants has taken things into his own hands and set out on a mission to deliver high-speed internet to his neighbors, many for the first time ever.
Eathan Gleiner's new internet service provider company, MtnNet, hopes to bring the same speeds people expect in downtown Roanoke or Blacksburg to a relatively small number of far-flung customers in parts of Roanoke County.
Snyder signs bills to ease shift to 5G wireless technology
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation to ease the wireless industry's shift to next-generation technology in Michigan.
The laws enacted Wednesday establish statewide regulations and fee limits for the installation of a dense network of "small cells" on telephone poles, traffic signals and other infrastructure.
The Latest: Trump greets tech execs at White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a White House tech meeting (all times local):
President Donald Trump has met with a group of tech executives at the White House.
His daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, helped coordinate the Thursday meeting to field ideas about securing U.S. dominance in artificial intelligence, quantum computing, advanced manufacturing and faster wireless technology known as 5G.
Can wireless challenge cable for home internet service?
NEW YORK (AP) — Cellular companies such as Verizon are looking to challenge traditional cable companies with residential internet service that promises to be ultra-fast, affordable and wireless.
Using an emerging wireless technology known as 5G, Verizon's 5G Home service provides an alternative to cable for connecting laptops, phones, TVs and other devices over Wi-Fi. It launches in four U.S. cities on Monday.
Can wireless challenge cable for home internet service?
NEW YORK (AP) — Cellular companies are looking to challenge traditional cable companies with residential internet service that promises to be ultra-fast, affordable and wireless.
Verizon's wireless service for the home launches in four cities Monday using an emerging wireless technology known as 5G.
The service promises to be cheaper to build and operate, but its success will depend on whether it turns out to be affordable and reliable.
LG, Qualcomm join hands for autonomous driving
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics said Thursday that it will work with Qualcomm to jointly research and develop autonomous driving technologies.
The South Korean company said in a statement that the U.S. chipmaker and the company have opened a joint research center in Seoul and will open another one in Seoul by the end of 2018.
Lawmakers OK bill seeking to bring wireless network to state
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Legislation aimed at enabling Rhode Island to adopt fifth-generation wireless technology, known as 5G, is heading to Gov. Gina Raimondo for approval.
The General Assembly last week passed the legislation that sponsors say will facilitate the installation of technology for the network in the state.
A study in the International Journal of Forestry Research shows radiation emitted by wireless technology can damage and kill trees.
I have watched trees die from wireless radiation exposure. Yellowing, browning or non-seasonal coloring of leaves, thinning of the crown, absence of normal fall color, and bare spots on trees are strongly suggestive of damage by radiation from wireless technology.
Illinois groups opposed to landline service legislation
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — AARP Illinois and consumer-rights groups in the state say they oppose legislation that would allow AT&T to divert its resources away from landlines.
The legislation would permit the utility giant to free itself from a legal obligation to provide landline service in areas with old technology. AT&T officials said almost 90 percent of customers have gotten rid of landlines in favor of wireless technology or internet-based communication.
Suit: Firm knowingly issued invalid Atlanta parking tickets
ATLANTA (AP) — A company that handles parking enforcement for the city of Atlanta knowingly and illegally cited drivers for non-existent violations, a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges.
The suit alleges that PARKatlanta and its parent company have known for years that the wireless technology it uses "causes a lack of synchronized and accurate data" that can result in the mobile devices used by the company's employees showing that someone hasn't paid for parking when, in fact, they have.
Rhode Island aims for leadership in 5G wireless networks
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says she's positioning her state to be the first to deploy fifth-generation wireless technology, known as 5G.
The Democratic governor said Wednesday that the state has issued a request inviting recommendations from national telecommunications firms for making the state a hub for 5G networks. Responses are due by Jan. 13.
The Latest: Apple announcements move Fitbit, Nintendo shares
The Latest on Apple's San Francisco product event (all times local):
Apple events have historically had ripple effects on other technology stocks, and today was no exception. Fitbit saw its shares decline in the afternoon as Apple released details of its new iWatch. Shares in the wearable device maker had climbed to $15.38 in morning trading, but fell to $14.85 after the Apple announcement.
Can Apple make listening easy without a headphone jack?
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Apple shows off its latest iPhone on Wednesday, it will answer a question it hasn't had to address in years: "What's it putting in the box?" (Besides the iPhone itself, that is.)
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