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Canada bans China’s Huawei Technologies from 5G networks

May. 20, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Wireless carriers in Canada won’t be allowed to install Huawei equipment in their high-speed 5G networks, the Canadian government said Thursday, joining allies in banning the giant Chinese technology company. Canada had been the only member of the Five Eyes...

Venezuela plans stock sale in break from socialist model

May. 14, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government is seeking private investors to pump funds into vital but crippled state-run companies, decades after seizing them in the name of socialism. The government on Monday intends to offer 5% to 10% stakes in companies ranging from...

Biden announces program offering discounted internet service

May. 12, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Monday that 20 internet companies have agreed to provide discounted service to people with low incomes, a program that could effectively make tens of millions of households eligible for free service through an already existing federal subsidy. ...

Telecom groups end fight against California net neutrality

May. 05, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Telecommunications industry groups on Wednesday ended their bid to block California's net neutrality law that prevents broadband providers from throttling service. In a federal court filing in Sacramento, the groups and California Attorney General Rob...

Mexican court strikes down cellphone personal date registry

Apr. 25, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Supreme Court struck down on Monday a 2021 law that would have required cellphone companies to collect biometric data like fingerprints or eye scans from customers. The court ruled the law was too invasive of personal liberty, in comparison with any...

Hawaiian teams with Elon Musk company for in-flight internet

Apr. 25, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines said Monday that it will offer free wireless internet service from SpaceX's Starlink satellite network on flights between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland, Asia and Oceania. The airline said it is in the early stages of putting the service in place on...

Lots of broadband money, but US expansion finds speed bumps

Apr. 13, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

VICTORY, Vt. (AP) — In the remote Vermont community of Victory, Town Clerk Tracey Martel says she's regularly frustrated watching a spinning circle on her computer while she tries to complete even the most basic municipal chores online. “Fast internet would be really good,”...

Car with young child inside stolen, child later found safe

Mar. 16, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a man stole a car with a 10-month-old boy inside it from a gas station in Tumwater, Washington. The child was found safe a short time after the Tuesday night theft and police are searching for the suspect. KOMO reports the man...

War censorship exposes Putin's leaky internet controls

Mar. 14, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Long before waging war on Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin was working to make Russia's internet a powerful tool of surveillance and social control akin to China's so-called Great Firewall. So when Western tech companies began cutting ties with Russia following its...

Battling buffering: New York makes a broadband push

Mar. 12, 2022 11:35 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Frank Paxhia's rural home in western New York is close to the high-speed information highway. But he has no access ramp. The retiree, who lives in the town of Friendship, is among hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who remain on the wrong end of the digital...