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Google gets approval to use U.S.-Taiwan portion of PLCN cable network

Apr 09, 2020 - 1:45 PM

Facebook seeks a similar ruling for its 2 landing stations in the Philippines, which are also part of the Pacific Light Cable Network

GOOGLE. In this file photo taken on January 8, 2020 the Google logo is seen at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP

Top U.S. regulator calls for 'transparency' from tech giants

Sep 05, 2018 - 10:17 AM

'We need to seriously think about whether the time has come for these companies to abide by new transparency obligations,' says US Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai

AJIT PAI. In this file photo, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee May 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. regulator unveils plan to end 'net neutrality'

Nov 23, 2017 - 4:47 PM

The announcement by Federal Communications chairman Ajit Pai marks the latest twist in a decade-old political dispute with both sides claiming to represent a 'free and open' internet

ENDING 'NET NEUTRALITY' SOON. In this file photo, Chairman Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testifies about the fiscal year 2018 budget request during an Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 20, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

US seeks to clear the air for 5G wireless

Jun 21, 2016 - 4:55 PM

The US Federal Communications Commission will vote on a proposal that aims to allocate spectrum for the ultrafast wireless technology

Mobile phones with 5G are displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 22, 2016.  The world's biggest mobile fair, is held from February 22 to February 25. / AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO

US regulators approve tougher net neutrality rules

Feb 27, 2015 - 2:18 AM

The ruling climaxing a years long regulatory battle sets a new standard that treats all Internet traffic as equal preventing Internet firms from charging fees for better access

US FCC chairman backs Internet as public utility

Feb 05, 2015 - 12:17 PM

US FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposes rules for US Internet regulation that would ban paid prioritization and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler testifies before the US House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on oversight of the FCC, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA, 20 May 2014. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Obama pushes for cheaper, faster US broadband

Jan 14, 2015 - 5:18 PM

Obama notes that slow broadband speeds have real world consequences and the lack of fast Internet connectivity makes us less economically competitive


Boeing making ultra-safe smartphone

Feb 27, 2014 - 3:47 PM

Boeing s Black smartphone will be positioned toward government defense and homeland defense agencies as well as their subcontractors

LIGHTWEIGHT AND SECURE. Boeing's new phone aims to be a functional, powerful, and secure device meant for professionals and those in the government. Screen shot from promotional video