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Verizon says 5G network will cost extra $10 a month

Mar. 13, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A handful of Verizon customers could soon have faster wireless service — but they'll have to pay $10 a month more. Verizon says it'll flip the switch next month on a much-hyped, next-generation "5G" phone network . Service will start in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis. Verizon...

Venezuelans turn highway off ramp into cellphone hotspot

Mar. 12, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A highway shoulder in Venezuela's capital has turned into one of the city's most sought-after destinations. It's one of the few places residents could find the slightest cellphone signal strong enough to reach loved ones around the world during the country's worst blackout. "My...

Courtrooms to canola fields: Huawei-US tensions span globe

Mar. 11, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei's tensions with Washington, which says the telecom equipment maker is a security risk, stretch across four continents from courtrooms to corporate boardrooms to Canadian canola fields. In the latest twist, Huawei Technologies Ltd. is asking a court in Texas to...

PA Lottery machines spent most of the day down due to outage

Mar. 8, 2019 4:16 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lottery officials say many machines around Pennsylvania had been offline for most of the day due to a service outage. Department of Revenue spokesman Jeffrey Johnson said the outage Friday was due to connectivity issues with Verizon's cellular service at some terminals throughout the...

Experts: US anti-Huawei campaign likely exaggerated

Feb. 28, 2019 2:20 PM EST

Since last year, the U.S. has waged a vigorous diplomatic offensive against the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, claiming that any nation deploying its gear in next-generation wireless networks is giving Beijing a conduit for espionage or worse. But security experts say the U.S. government is likely...

US appeals court clears AT&T's $81B purchase of Time Warner

Feb. 26, 2019 5:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday cleared AT&T's takeover of Time Warner, rejecting the Trump administration's claims that the $81 billion deal will harm consumers and reduce competition in the TV industry. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington came in the high-stakes...

US suffers setbacks in effort to ban Chinese tech company

Feb. 26, 2019 11:47 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The U.S. government's fight to ban Chinese tech giant Huawei from next-generation internet networks appears to be flagging. The two sides faced off Tuesday at the world's biggest mobile technology trade fair, in Barcelona, Spain, where they sought to win over customers and...

Cellphone internet access bringing changes fast to Cuba

Feb. 22, 2019 12:04 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — After a tornado slammed Havana in late January, Mijail Ramirez complained on Twitter that authorities were threatening to evict him from his damaged home. A week later he said the government had changed its mind and would help him rebuild the house. Jorge Luis Leon used the official Twitter...

From corn to Apple: What's behind the US-China standoff

Feb. 21, 2019 1:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear the Americans tell it, the Chinese have gone on a commercial crime spree, pilfering trade secrets from seed corn to electronic brains behind wind turbines. China has stripped the arm off a T-Mobile robot, the U.S. says, and looted trade secrets about robotic cars from Apple. The...

Hiker stuck in quicksand at Utah park feared he would die

Feb. 19, 2019 10:45 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who was stranded for hours in frigid weather with his leg sunk up to the knee in quicksand at a creek in Utah's Zion National Park said Tuesday that he feared he would lose his leg and might die because the quicksand's water was so cold. Ryan Osmun, 34, of Mesa, Arizona, told...