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Governor to sign bill to accelerate 5G wireless technology

Jul. 14, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's governor is holding a ceremonial bill signing for legislation to accelerate the deployment of high-speed, 5G wireless technology in the state. Democrat Ned Lamont will be joined by lawmakers and telecommunications executives for the signing Monday in Stamford. The bill...

French trial accusing Orange of moral harassment wraps

Jul. 11, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A trial in which French mobile phone company Orange, its former CEO Didier Lombard and others have been accused of moral harassment linked to a spate of suicides between 2006 and 2009, ended Thursday. The company, formerly France Telecom, is accused of using methods to "destabilize" workers to...

AT&T pulls 'Friends' from Netflix for its streaming service

Jul. 9, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T is pulling "Friends" from Netflix to beef up its own upcoming streaming service. With new services launching, popular shows are splintering onto several different platforms. The wireless company, which owns the WarnerMedia entertainment business, also said Tuesday that its service...

3 companies chosen for Nebraska economic development grants

Jul. 1, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three Nebraska companies have won state grants to try to lure young people into manufacturing, technology and other high-demand fields. Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the winners Monday of Nebraska's Developing Youth Talent Initiative, a program lawmakers approved at his request in 2015....

Facebook's digital currency may flourish where banks don't

Jun. 28, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Europeans and Americans have their Visa and Mastercards. For everyone else, here comes ... Libra? Facebook's new Libra digital currency is aimed at a huge potential market for financial services — the entire developing world, with billions of people in areas such as India and...

4 states added to suit to stop $26.5B Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Jun. 21, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada are joining the legal fight against T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint in a case that lawyers on both sides say they hope will reach trial in October. Beau Buffier, a lawyer for New York state's attorney general, told a judge at a Manhattan...

Wireless carriers' 5G legislation stalls in Pennsylvania

Jun. 19, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Wireless carriers including Verizon and AT&T are struggling to get a vote on legislation to make it easier and cheaper for them to attach small-cell antennas to utility poles to carry 4G and next-generation 5G services across Pennsylvania. A House Consumer Affairs Committee...

New network for first responders raises concern among media

Jun. 13, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The police chief of Alaska's largest city hurried out of the department's glass building after the ground began to shake. Phone lines jammed and even police radios were spotty after a major earthquake, but his cellphone was recently equipped with a national wireless network...

States sue to stop $26.5 billion Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Jun. 11, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state attorneys general said the promised benefits, such as better networks in rural areas and faster service...

GrubHub and H&R Block post gains while Sprint, Lovesac fall

Jun. 11, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday: GrubHub Inc., up $5.36 to $70.06 Amazon is closing down its restaurant delivery service, which posed a competitive threat to the online food ordering service. Sprint Corp., down 41 cents to $6.58 Several states are suing to block...