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Internet funding rule could favor rural areas over cities

Sep. 12, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

Cities and urban counties across the U.S. are raising concerns that a recent rule from President Joe Biden's administration could preclude them from tapping into $350 billion of coronavirus relief aid to expand high-speed internet connections. Biden has set a goal of...

EXPLAINER: Congress asks tech companies for Jan. 6 records

Sep. 02, 2021 06:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection has requested that telecommunications and social media companies preserve the personal communications of hundreds of people who may have somehow been connected to the attack. It's a sweeping public demand...

Small businesses face slow, difficult recovery after Ida

Sep. 01, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

New York (AP) — Small businesses hit by Hurricane Ida face a slow and daunting recovery as they grapple with storm damage, a lack of power, water and internet service and limited ability to communicate with clients or customers. It’s yet another blow for business...

House asks companies to save Jan. 6 phone, computer records

Aug. 30, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is asking social media and telecommunications companies to preserve phone or computer records for hundreds of people who were potentially involved with efforts to “challenge, delay or...

As Ida leaves Gulf, analysts foresee modest economic damage

Aug. 30, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With more than 1 million customers in Louisiana and Mississippi having lost power, Hurricane Ida is sure to take a toll on the energy, chemical and shipping industries that have major hubs along the Gulf Coast. But the impact on the overall U.S. economy will likely be...

T-Mobile CEO says "truly sorry" for hack of 50M users' data

Aug. 27, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — T-Mobile says it has notified nearly all of the millions of customers whose personal data was stolen and that it is “truly sorry” for the breach. CEO Mike Sievert said in a written statement Friday that the company spends lots of effort to try...

Tennessee flood response aided by out-of-town cellphones

Aug. 26, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When deadly floods knocked out all communications but radio in rural Tennessee last weekend, an emergency official took advantage of a new system developed for this kind of emergency: He redirected 911 calls to several cellphones in a neighboring city. ...

Data of 40 million plus exposed in latest T-Mobile breach

Aug. 18, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

The names, Social Security numbers and information from driver's licenses or other identification of just over 40 million people who applied for T-Mobile credit were exposed in a recent data breach, the company said Wednesday. The same data for about 7.8 million current...

T-Mobile confirms data breach, says it's investigating scope

Aug. 16, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

T-Mobile says it is investigating a leak of its data after someone took to an online forum offering to sell the personal information of cellphone users. The company said Monday that it has confirmed there was unauthorized access to “some T-Mobile data” but was still...