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Senators ask the FCC to investigate wireless carrier throttling

Three senators asked the FCC "to investigate whether U.S. wireless carriers are throttling popular applications without telling customers." The request came following a Bloomberg report that the largest U.S. telecom companies are slowing internet traffic to and from apps such as Y...

Trump preparing plan to boost AI, 5G technology

President Trump is preparing an ambitious plan to ramp up the government's role in speeding next-generation technologies such as 5G wireless and artificial intelligence. In a statement, top White House technology policy aide Michael Kratsios said it "will ensure … that the ...

Trump pledges investment, but is silent on key tech issues

During his State of the Union address, President Trump promised legislation to invest in "the cutting-edge industries of the future," but did not elaborate upon any technology policy issues like broadband or privacy. Following the speech, Michael Kratsios, deputy assistant to the ...

State-funded broadband build-outs making progress — but for lawmakers, anxiety lingers

Local residents "are beginning to see the fruits of state-funded broadband expansion efforts." While Chazy & Westport Communications announced completion of a project that expanded broadband to 620 homes and businesses, Slic Network Solutions has completed the majority of its ...

At Nebraska Legislature, wireless companies and cable providers spar over technology key to 5G

Officials representing Nebraska cities and cable companies spoke to state lawmakers about getting higher-speed 5G internet service in cities like Omaha and Lincoln. Speaking on its readiness for 5G, State Sen. Curt Friesen said that "Nebraska is losing ground to other states and c...

Powell may ‘start small’ with fiber-optics deal

Powell, OH, is "considering an agreement that would give the city its first fiber connection." The city’s operations committee reviewed a proposal from Consolidated Electric Cooperative "that would see Powell spending $81,650 to connect to an existing fiber-optic network for...

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