Telecommunications

In this Friday, April 5, 2019, photo, Kelly Povroznik grabs a few carrots from inside her storage space to give to her horses in their pasture outside of Clarksburg, W.Va. Povroznik teaches an online college course that has been hampered by slow connections on her computer and phone. There is widespread agreement that expanding broadband internet in rural America is desperately needed. (AP Photo/Craig Hudson)
April 15, 2019 - 11:18 am
There is a way around the notoriously sluggish internet in West Virginia. You just need a car and some time. Kelly Povroznik can tell you, when she happens to get a good signal. She teaches an online college course so hampered by unreliable connections that she has had to drive a half-hour to her...
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April 12, 2019 - 6:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. communications regulator will hold a massive auction to bolster 5G service, the next generation of mobile networks, and will spend $20 billion for rural internet. 5G will mean faster wireless speeds and has implications for technologies like self-driving cars and augmented...
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SK Telecom CEO Park Jung-ho, left, and participants attend a media showcase for its 5G service in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. SK Telecom will be launching commercial 5G services nationwide on Friday, April 5, in line with its competitors. The signs read: "The world's first commercial services." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 04, 2019 - 1:39 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's telecommunications carriers turned on super-fast 5G mobile internet networks abruptly ahead of schedule in an attempt to ensure the country becomes the first in the world to launch the services. The carriers say 5G-enabled smartphones are capable of...
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Australia's Attorney-General Christian Porter, left, and Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield hold a press conference at Parliament House, in Canberra, Wednesday, April 4, 2019. Australia's Parliament passed legislation that could imprison social media executives if their platforms stream violent images such as the New Zealand mosque shootings. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 12:24 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Parliament passed legislation on Thursday that could imprison social media executives if their platforms stream real violence such as the New Zealand mosque shootings. Critics warn that some of the most restrictive laws about online communication in the...
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, walks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Money, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 01, 2019 - 2:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged New Zealand to provide a "fair, transparent, convenient" investment environment in a meeting Monday with the country's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, that comes amid a dispute over use of Chinese telecoms equipment. Relations between the two...
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Google's head of Cuba operations, Brett Perlmutter speaks to the press accompanied by Luis Adolfo Iglesias Reyes, vice president of investments of Etecsa, in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, March 28, 2019. The American internet giant and the Cuban government agreed Thursday morning to create a seamless, cost-free connection between their two networks once Cuba is able to physically connect to a new undersea fiber-optic cable. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
March 28, 2019 - 9:26 am
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba and Google signed a deal Thursday moving the island one step closer to having a state-of-the-art connection to the modern internet. The American internet giant and the Cuban government agreed to create a seamless, cost-free connection between their two networks once Cuba is able...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh shows his inked finger before voting in Banjul, Gambia. Gambia's ex-President Yahya Jammeh looted the tiny West African nation of $1 billion through fear and privilege during his 22 years in power, an amount more than 10 times higher than originally estimated by the new government, leaving the country in lingering debt, according to a report on Wednesday March 27, 2019, by the investigative group Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
March 28, 2019 - 6:37 am
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's ex-President Yahya Jammeh looted the tiny West African nation of $1 billion through fear and privilege during his 22 years in power, an amount more than 10 times higher than originally estimated by the new government, leaving the country in lingering debt, according...
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March 27, 2019 - 11:23 am
PARK VALLEY, Utah (AP) — Police say Michelle Richan was stranded for a week in snow and mud in rural Utah — but she was prepared. Richan says she even had enough food and water in her SUV to last another week. The Deseret News reports Richan got stuck on March 19 while traveling home to Brigham...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2018 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. Apple is expected to announce Monday, March 25, 2019, that it’s launching a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
March 25, 2019 - 10:48 am
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Apple's streaming TV event (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Apple is launching its own credit card, called Apple Card, that can be used anywhere Apple Pay is accepted. Apple says the card will make it easier to see what merchants charged you. It uses Apple Maps...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook reacts during the Economic Summit held for the China Development Forum in Beijing, China, Saturday, March 23, 2019. Cook says he's "extremely bullish" about the global economy based on the amount of innovation being carried out, and he's urging China to continue to "open up." (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 23, 2019 - 1:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook said Saturday that he is "extremely bullish" about the global economy based on the amount of innovation underway, and urged China to continue to "open up" amid complaints from the U.S. and others that it is shutting foreign firms out of key high-tech industries. In...
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