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India troops kill top Kashmir militant linked to al-Qaida

May. 24, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed a top militant commander linked to al-Qaida, officials said on Friday, as authorities restricted internet access and enforced a curfew to prevent anti-India protests. Zakir Musa was killed Thursday evening in a gunfight after...

FCC chairman backs T-Mobile-Sprint deal in key endorsement

May. 20, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A key federal regulator says he backs T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival wireless carrier Sprint, a crucial step for the deal's approval. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Monday he supported the deal because the two companies promised to expand mobile...

Tribes across country push for better internet access

May. 14, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a remote, roadless Arizona canyon that is home to a small Native American tribe, there's a natural skepticism toward the internet. The telemedicine equipment that health care officials promised would work gathers dust. School children who have online homework struggle to get...

The Latest: More clashes in Venezuela's political crisis

May. 2, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 11 p.m. Venezuelans heeded opposition leader Juan Guaidó's call to fill streets around the nation Wednesday but security forces showed no sign of answering his cry for a widespread military uprising, instead...

The Latest: Lima Group backs Guaidó in Venezuela unrest

Apr. 30, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6:05 p.m. A group of Latin American nations and Canada is backing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó in what it calls his efforts "to restore democracy" to his South American country. It rejects...

Georgia expands internet; protects Confederate monuments

Apr. 26, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is expanding internet access to rural areas and making it harder to relocate Confederate monuments under several bills Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law Friday. Kemp formally approved the broadband legislation in Dahlonega— a region in North Georgia where residents have...

With billions to spend, feds unsure who lacks broadband

Apr. 15, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

There is a way around the notoriously sluggish internet in West Virginia. You just need a car and some time. Kelly Povroznik can tell you, when she happens to get a good signal. She teaches an online college course so hampered by unreliable connections that she has had to drive a half-hour to her brother's place...

FCC to hold big 5G auction, spend $20B for rural internet

Apr. 12, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government will hold a massive auction later this year to bolster 5G service , the next generation of mobile networks. President Donald Trump showcased the announcement Friday, declaring that the race to stand up these faster, more powerful networks is a competition "America must...

Cuba, Google move to improve island's connectivity

Mar. 28, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba and Google signed a deal Thursday moving the island one step closer to having a state-of-the-art connection to the modern internet. The American internet giant and the Cuban government agreed to create a seamless, cost-free connection between their two networks once Cuba is able to...