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  • Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:29 AM ET

    Alex Juarez, a spokesman for Internet service provider CenturyLink, said the problem was first reported around noon Wednesday, with customer complaints pouring in from an area extending from the northern edges of Phoenix to cities like Flagstaff, Prescott, Page and Sedona. CenturyLink blamed vandalism, and police are investigating. The severed CenturyLink-...

  • Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 3:05 AM ET

    "Today is a red-letter today for Internet freedom," said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, whose remarks at Thursday's meeting frequently prompted applause by Internet activists in the audience. In an online letter, he thanked the millions who wrote to the FCC and spoke out on social media in support of the change. "Today's FCC decision will protect innovation and create a...

  • FACTBOX-What is net neutrality? U.S. debates once again Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    That means companies such as Comcast Corp or Verizon Communications Inc would be barred from blocking or slowing access to any website or content on the web, for instance to benefit their own services over those of competitors. The FCC, which regulates U.S. cable and other companies that provide broadband services, has tackled net neutrality rules several...

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. unchanged at $34.05. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $49.14.

  • FACT CHECK: Talking heads skew 'net neutrality' debate Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    That means broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile must act in the "public interest" when providing your Internet connection and conduct business in ways that are "just and reasonable." The goal, as stated by regulators: Prevent those service providers from creating paid Internet "fast lanes" and charging sites such as Google, YouTube...

  • Early Glance: Telecom companies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 10 a.m.:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $34.11. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $49.34.

  • Netherlands- based Gemalto, a maker of SIM cards used in mobile phones and credit cards, said Wednesday that an internal investigation "gives us reasonable grounds to believe" an operation by the U.S. National Security Agency and its British counterpart "probably happened." Gemalto, a supplier to major mobile phone operators including AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and...

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were up at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 20 or. 6 percent, to $34.05. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 45 or. 9 percent, to $49.22.

  • GOP surrenders on net neutrality Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:29 PM ET
    Sen. John Thune

    The Republican resistance in Congress surrendered to Obama’s call to protect an open Internet, with rules likely to be approved by regulators, NYT.

  • Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed at highs as Yellen's congressional testimony indicated that a rate hike would likely come later rather than sooner.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $33.97. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 52 or 1.1 percent, to $49.29.

  • The best stock in the Nasdaq since 2002 Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:48 AM ET

    As the Nasdaq moves closer to hitting the 5,000 mark, there is one company that every investor wishes they bought when the index touched its 2002 low.

  • Early Glance: Telecom companies Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 10 a.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 16 or. 5 percent, to $33.69. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 34 or. 7 percent, to $48.43.

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were down at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 23 or. 7 percent, to $33.85. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 20 or. 4 percent, to $48.77.

  • Google strikes mobile payments deal with carriers Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 5:16 PM ET
    The Google Inc. Mobile Wallet application for cardless payment is displayed on a smartphone screen.

    The deal will see Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and AT&T pre-install Google Wallet on their Android phones in the U.S. later this year, Recode reports.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 27 or. 8 percent, to $33.81. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 20 or. 4 percent, to $48.77.

  • Early Glance: Telecom companies Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 10 a.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 22 or. 6 percent, to $33.86. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 26 or. 5 percent, to $48.71.

  • PARIS, Feb 23- Gemalto said on Monday its initial investigations into a report that U.S. and British spies had hacked it systems showed its products were secure and it thus did not expect a significant financial prejudice. Gemalto's shares fell sharply on Friday after news website Intercept reported a hack by the U.S. National Security Agency and Britain's...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— FairPoint Communications workers ratified a new contract during three days of voting, ending a four-month strike by more than 1,700 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, two unions announced Sunday. Todd Bedard, a FairPoint worker in Concord, New Hampshire, said he's satisfied with the outcome. FairPoint CEO Paul Sunu said the contract...

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 6:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were mixed at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $34.08. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $48.97.