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T-Mobile to pay $17.5 million fine for 911 outages

A settlement with the FCC requires the company to improve the reliability of its emergeny dialing service

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ACLU asks court to immediately kill NSA phone snooping

A court that already found the program illegal should shut it down, instead of allowing it to be phased out, the ACLU says

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9 things you didn't know about Google's undersea cable

The high-speed Google-backed FASTER system will link the U.S. with Japan next year at 60 Tbps

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Here's what to takes to lay Google's 9,000km undersea cable

The French ship René Descartes is loading cable for the transpacific FASTER system

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Comcast's 2-gigabit service will cost $300 plus $1,000 for installation and activation

That's $300 per month for 2Gb service. And don't even think of discontinuing service—that'll cost you, too.

FCC looks to protect customers during voice switch to IP

Carriers would be required to give customers warning before retiring their copper-based networks, under an agency proposal.

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Two US telecom companies to pay $3.5 million for data breach

Sister telecom carriers stored personal information on servers accessible on the Internet

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United's woes show what's hard about networking

SDN and cloud technology may cut down on big glitches, analysts say

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FCC tells TracFone it must allow phone unlocking

The provider of prepaid mobile service reached a settlement with the agency

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Sprint reverses course on plans to limit new 'All In' plans to 3G video speeds

$80 per month for a high-end smartphone and unlimited data? Sounds good, until you get to the fine print.

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Surveillance court extends NSA's phone records collection

The program was extended for five months as it winds down.

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Blistering fast fiber broadband can drive up your home's value

A new study says having fiber broadband access can drive up your home's value by more than 3 percent.

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5G networks look to new frequencies to deliver gigabit speeds

The telecommunications industry is looking for new frequencies in which to operate a new generation of mobile networks