Cellphone, Wi-Fi service expanding across NYC subway systemJuly 29, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's sprawling subway system will be fully wired for cellphone and Wi-Fi service within about 10 years under a plan approved by transit officials this week.
Riders will be able to use their phones throughout the 418 miles of subway tunnels under the plan approved by Metropolitan Transportation Authority board members Wednesday.
Canada: Outage leaves many without mobile, internet serviceJuly 9, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — A widespread network outage left many Canadians without mobile and internet service for most of Friday, disrupting police, business and court services as crowds flocked to work at coffee shops with Wi-Fi.
Auburn football stadium getting wireless network upgradeNovember 14, 2021 GMT
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University's football stadium will get an upgrade to its wireless network estimated to cost $10 million.
Dutch city fined for Wi-Fi tracking says it will appealApril 29, 2021 GMT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch privacy watchdog said Thursday it has fined the eastern city of Enschede for tracking people using mobile phone Wi-Fi signals in a system used to measure crowds...
Free, outdoor Wi-Fi coming to Detroit’s cultural centerJanuary 2, 2021 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Free outdoor Wi-Fi is coming to Detroit’s cultural center.
It is part of an effort to implement a comprehensive digital strategy to attract visitors to the area and encourage outdoor programming...
Lauderdale district sets Wi-Fi spots in school parking lotsSeptember 19, 2020 GMT
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A school district in eastern Mississippi is setting up Wi-Fi hotspots on campuses to help students who don't have internet access at home...
Virtual Emmys: Less walking, talking, but beware the Wi-FiAugust 20, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a typical Hollywood awards show, it’s the orchestra’s task to nudge off winners whose acceptance speeches wander into overtime...
Tristate Wi-Fi filling a need in the communityApril 26, 2020 GMT
BULLHEAD CITY — One of the biggest challenges to bringing big business to our community is the lack of reliable high-speed internet. A local entrepreneur has been working hard to address that, although it started out as a mission to help his own business.
Drivers, connect your Wi-Fi! iRacing a hit in NASCARFebruary 14, 2019 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ray Alfalla got hooked on NASCAR in the late 1990s after his family left Cuba and settled in the Miami area...
Montgomery aims to transform downtown into high-tech zoneJanuary 20, 2019 GMT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's capital city is launching free Wi-Fi in the central part of downtown.
It's one of several planned upgrades involving technology, The Montgomery Advertiser reported .
Metro moving toward Wi-Fi-equipped buses and trainsDecember 6, 2018 GMT
Metro already connects Houston-area riders to their homes, schools and jobs. In early 2019, riders along three routes also will be connected to the web as part of pilot project to make Houston a more tech-enhanced city.
Comcast Increase Internet Speeds in its Greater Chicago RegionNovember 19, 2017 GMT
La PORTE COUNTY — Comcast has announced it will increase speeds of some of its popular Internet tiers over the next several weeks.
Download speeds for the company’s Xfinity Blast! tier will jump from 75 Mbps to 100 Mbps, while Performance tier speeds will more than double from 25Mbps to 60Mbps.
Puerto Ricans hunt for precious Wi-Fi and cell signalsSeptember 25, 2017 GMT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Margarita Aponte and her relatives cleared the road in front of her house with two oxen, then drove an hour from her devastated hometown in central Puerto Rico to the old telegraph building in the capital of San Juan...
Puerto Ricans hunt for precious Wi-Fi and cell signalsSeptember 24, 2017 GMT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Margarita Aponte and her relatives cleared the road in front of her house with two oxen Sunday, then drove an hour from her devastated hometown in central Puerto Rico to the old telegraph building in the capital of San Juan...
Senate panel OKs bill to block pornography on library Wi-FiFebruary 1, 2017 GMT
Cellphone, Wi-Fi coverage goes live at NYC subway stationsJanuary 9, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Cellphone and Wi-Fi coverage is now being provided for commuters at each of New York City's many underground subway stations, one year ahead of schedule...
The Latest: Comcast wants to tackle bad home internetJanuary 4, 2017 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Comcast is hoping to make Wi-Fi in the home faster through an updated router — the machine that serves as data traffic cops for Wi-Fi networks...
Free Wi-Fi at Idaho Falls Regional AirportDecember 15, 2016 GMT
IDAHO FALLS – Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA), an important air transportation center for Eastern Idaho, Southern Montana, and Western Wyoming, announces new free fiber optic wireless internet for travelers and new lightning-fast speeds of up to 100 Mbps.
Anti-Wi-Fi advocate: Telecom fee is an ‘unlawful tax’December 13, 2016 GMT
Anti-Wi-Fi crusader Arthur Firstenberg wants a judge to overturn a new franchise fee levied by the city of Santa Fe against telecommunications service providers, who will pass the cost onto their customers.
NYC to pull plug on sidewalk internet after porn complaintsSeptember 14, 2016 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The web-browsing feature of New York City's sidewalk Wi-Fi kiosks will be disabled after critics complained that homeless people were monopolizing them and using them to watch porn, officials said Wednesday...
Republican National Convention’s security risks highlighted by bogus Wi-Fi networksJuly 20, 2016 GMT
More than a thousand Republican National Convention attendees have already put their personal information at risk by carelessly connecting to open Wi-Fi networks around Cleveland, security experts said Tuesday.