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3G shutting down in Maine, impacting older phones, devices

Nov. 18, 2021 16:28 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Starting in 2022, the 3G mobile network will be shutting down in Maine, impacting older cellphones and some other devices that connect to the internet, according to the Federal Communications Commission. Each telecommunications company will take...

Auburn football stadium getting wireless network upgrade

Nov. 14, 2021 12:37 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University's football stadium will get an upgrade to its wireless network estimated to cost $10 million. The Opelika-Auburn News reported that trustees approved a plan to update the Wi-Fi system at the more than 87,000-seat Jordan-Hare...

Brazil's awaited 5G tender yields billions in investment

Nov. 04, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil held its much-anticipated auction for build-out of the nation’s fifth-generation wireless network on Thursday, with the open question of whether China's Huawei telecommunications company will be involved. The technology promises faster...

AP: Military units track guns using tech that could aid foes

Sep. 30, 2021 03:00 AM EDT

Determined to keep track of their guns, some U.S. military units have turned to a technology that could let enemies detect troops on the battlefield, The Associated Press has found. The rollout on Army and Air Force bases continues even though the Department of Defense...

Takeaways: AP’s investigation of military gun tracking tech

Sep. 30, 2021 00:43 AM EDT

A tracking tag that some units in the U.S. military are using to keep control of guns could let even low-tech enemies detect troops on the battlefield, an ongoing Associated Press investigation has found. Radio frequency identification technology — RFID, as it is known...

AP: Military units track guns using tech that could aid foes

Sep. 30, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

Determined to keep track of their guns, some U.S. military units have turned to a technology that could let enemies detect troops on the battlefield, The Associated Press has found. The rollout on Army and Air Force bases continues even though the Department of Defense...

Trudeau: Canada's decision on whether to allow Huawei coming

Sep. 28, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canada will decide within weeks whether to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei into the country’s next-generation 5G wireless networks and noted that major telecommunication companies have already started to remove Huawei from...

Whitmer vetoes bill to limit use of threat alert system

Sep. 10, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday vetoed a Republican-sponsored bill that would have restricted state officials' ability to use the Public Threat Alert System to announce new laws or executive orders. The Democratic governor, whose veto had been...