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Conference calls a waste of time? In 1915, this one made history

The first transcontinental phone call took place 100 years ago between New York and San Francisco

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North Carolina could be next in Google Fiber roll-out

Reported launch would be first in a big expansion planned for this year

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China tightens Internet control by blocking VPN services

Clampdown causes problems for users attempting to connect to Gmail and other sites

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Regulators push for open access to Africa's undersea cables

Effort is aimed at giving all countries in the Southern African region equal access to cut communications costs

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Republicans call on FCC to release net neutrality proposal before voting

Three top Republican lawmakers say they want the FCC process to be more transparent

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AT&T opens doors between UC platforms and gives enterprises the keys

Its UC Federation service makes Lync, Jabber and others work together under tight permission controls

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Italy Antitrust Authority fines carriers for premium service abuses

Customers sometimes found they were receiving the services without their full knowledge and explicit consent

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Huawei's elusive founder tries to dispel spying concerns, and air of mystery

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei gave a rare interview on Thursday

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FreedomPop launches $5 unlimited Wi-Fi service, plans Wi-Fi phone

The plan can supplement cellular service from FreedomPop or other mobile operators.

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Republican net neutrality proposal falls short, critics say

A draft bill from Republicans would limit the FCC's ability to act on future net neutrality violations, witnesses tell lawmakers

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Calls for ISPs to filter content could be illegal, EU council documents suggest

This is the first time there is official recognition of the possible illegality of blocking measures, civil rights group EDRi said

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Don't blame sharks for Asian Internet problems, experts say

Online rumors attribute problems with the Asia America Gateway cable to sharks

Obama promises to promote net neutrality, broadband

Obama also called for a new package of cybersecurity legislation in his State of the Union speech.