A leading congressional committee opened a probe of AT&T, Charter, Dish Network, T-Mobile and Verizon on Wednesday, aiming to explore if these and other telecom giants are “abiding by the law” in administering a federal aid program.
Federal funds help libraries, schools provide off-campus internet access
The application period opens Tuesday for the Emergency Connectivity Fund, which will reimburse libraries and schools for the purchase of laptops, tablets and Wi-Fi hot spots.Read More
Only three companies currently offer major browser engines, according to the findings. That’s left developers and consumers with limited choices.
The former security chief at Twitter told Congress that the social media platform is plagued by weak cyber defenses that make it vulnerable to exploitation by “teenagers, thieves and spies” and put the privacy of its users at risk.
Back in 2015, when FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler affirmed the current broadband standard, some internet access advocates already thought those speeds felt out of date. Those concerns are even more palpable in 2022, now that the glut of content to stream has grown even bigger
The goal is to have states lay out a five-year timeline to provide full internet access, while ensuring affordable internet access and promoting competition among providers.
With the new commitment from the internet providers, some 48 million households will be eligible for $30 monthly plans for 100 megabits per second, or higher speed, service.
A major outage in Amazon’s cloud computing network Tuesday severely disrupted services at a wide range of U.S. companies for hours, raising questions about the vulnerability of the internet and its concentration in the hands of a few firms.
The impact was major for multitudes of Facebook’s nearly 3 billion users, showing just how much the world has come to rely on it and its properties—to run businesses, connect with online communities, log on to multiple other websites and even order food.
Cities and urban counties across the United States 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.
U.S officials allege that China’s Ministry of State Security has been using criminal contract hackers who have engaged in cyber extortion schemes and theft for their own profit, officials said.
The 144-page complaint filed late Wednesday in a Northern California federal court represents the fourth major antitrust lawsuit filed against Google by government agencies across the U.S. since last October.
Thousands of organizations—largely firms that remotely manage the IT infrastructure of others—were infected in at least 17 countries in the assault. The notorious REvil gang is seeking tens of millions of dollars in extortion payments.
A software bug at a major network provider briefly knocked dozens of financial institutions, airlines and other companies across the globe offline during peak business hours on Thursday.
Dozens of high-traffic websites including the New York Times, CNN, Twitch and Reddit could not be reached Tuesday morning.
Involved in the suit are attorneys general from Indiana, Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina, Wisconsin and the district attorneys’ offices of Los Angeles County and Riverside County on behalf of California.
It might alarm many business owners to learn that the vast majority of website pages get zero traffic from the world’s largest search engines, most notably Google.
It’s unclear how long the money will last but it’s expected to be several months. Tens of millions of people are eligible.
Most Indiana leaders and politicians agree that providing every Hoosier with a high-speed broadband connection is a worthy goal, if not a high priority. But they disagree over how to accomplish and pay for it.
The decision comes as newspaper and broadcasting industries say they need the changes to deal with growing competition from the internet and cable companies.
Boulder, Colorado-based Zayo Group Holdings Inc. expects to close the transaction during the second half of 2021. IFN officials say they are confident the deal will grow the firm’s presence here.