Latest Telecommunications News

Correction: AT&T-Subpoena-Mississippi story

Sep. 18, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a September 12, 2020, story, The Associated Press erroneously reported the Public Service Commission provided funding to the telecommunications conglomerate AT&T to expand wireless service in Mississippi. The money comes from the federal government and is part of a program by...

Tennessee sending telecommunication support to Alabama

Sep. 18, 2020 4:19 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials announced Thursday that the state had deployed two teams of 911 emergency response personnel to Alabama to support local responders managing the aftermath of Hurricane Sally. “We are proud of the dedicated Tennesseans who have selflessly answered the call...

AT&T will provide records after a government subpoena

Sep. 17, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Major telecommunications conglomerate AT&T has agreed to provide the state of Mississippi records detailing how it used the almost $284 million it was paid by the federal government to expand internet access in the state. AT&T originally denied requests last week for records...

In this still image provided by Apple from the keynote video of a special event at Apple Park in Cupertino, Calif., Apple's Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams unveils Apple Watch Series 6 on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Apple is introducing the cheaper version of its smart watch in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its trend-setting products while more consumers are forced to scrimp during ongoing fallout from the pandemic. (Apple via AP)

Apple debuts discount watch, but no new iPhones ... yet

Sep. 15, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple introduced a cheaper version of its smartwatch, its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its trend-setting products while many consumers are forced to scrimp during the coronavirus pandemic. The scaled-down Apple Watch follows on the heels of a budget iPhone the company...

European Union's top court supports net neutrality rules

Sep. 15, 2020 7:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union's highest court has given its support to the bloc's rules that stop internet providers from charging customers for preferential access to their networks. The European Court of Justice on Tuesday issued its first interpretation of the EU's net neutrality rules since they...

These undated photos provided by T-Mobile shows, from left, T-Mobile executives Matt Staneff and Mike Katz. T-Mobile is pushing to offer internet service to schools that are doing online learning with a program aimed at low-income students who don’t have access.   (T-Mobile via AP)

Insider Q&A: T-Mobile pushes internet for virtual school

Sep. 13, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile is pushing to offer internet service to schools that are doing online learning with a program aimed at low-income students who don’t have access. In the U.S., millions of students don't have high-speed internet or computers at home — a difficult enough situation when...

In rural North Carolina, many wait for internet service

Sep. 13, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

YANCEYVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Inside her home off a gravel road in the Prospect Hill community of Caswell County, Liz Mason tries uploading a photograph of tomatoes. Then, she waits. Seconds turn to minutes. Often when this happens, Mason gives up, retreating to the parking lot of the local library for a signal...

Minnesota crew locates long-sought Lake Michigan shipwreck

Sep. 12, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As the crew muscled yet another railroad car off the stern of the ship and into the murky depths of Lake Michigan, Capt. Peter Kilty of the Pere Marquette 18 may have breathed a sigh of relief. It had been a tumultuous few hours out in the middle of the lake early on the morning of...

National Guard troops equipped with riot gear stand guard at Las Pilas dam, two days after withdrawing from the nearby Boquilla dam after clashing with hundreds of farmers, in Camargo, Chihuahua State, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday he regretted the killing of a woman and the wounding of her husband following a Tuesday clash between National Guard troops and farmers over water. (AP Photo Christian Chavez)

Farmers hold out at seized Mexican dam as tensions build

Sep. 11, 2020 10:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of farmers continued to hold a remote dam in northern Mexico on Friday as time was running out for the country to catch up on payments and avoid breaching a 1944 water treaty with the United States. Mexico's National Water Commission warned that farmers who took over a dam in...

Visitors wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus stand at a booth for Chinese technology firm Huawei at the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Recent U.S. sanctions on Huawei Technologies have left the company without enough computer chips, hurting the growth of its smartphone business, a top executive says. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

US sanctions on Huawei hit chip supply and growth, exec says

Sep. 10, 2020 5:23 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Huawei executive says that recent U.S. sanctions against the company have caused a shortage of computer chips for the company, hurting the growth of its smartphone business. Richard Yu, president of Huawei Technologies’ consumer business, said at a company conference for...