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Calif. judge awards iPhone user $850 in throttling case

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — When AT&T started slowing the data service for his iPhone, Matt Spaccarelli, an unemployed truck driver and student, took the country’s largest telecommunications company to small-claims court. His award: $850. Pro-tem Judge Russell Nadel found in ...

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T-Mobile asks FCC to block Verizon-cable deal

NEW YORK — T-Mobile USA, which just had its acquisition by AT&T blocked by regulators, is urging the federal government to block another deal in the wireless world: Verizon’s planned purchase of spectrum from cable companies for $3.9 billion. In ...

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FCC plans to nix wireless network that may jam GPS

NEW YORK — Federal officials plan to kill a proposal to build a new national high-speed wireless network after concluding it would in some cases jam personal-navigation and other GPS devices. The Federal Communications Commission sought comments Wednesday on revoking ...

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Court OKs immunity for telecoms in wiretap case

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has ruled as constitutional a law giving telecommunications companies legal immunity for helping the government with its email and telephone eavesdropping program. Thursday’s unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. ...

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Verizon Wireless to charge $2 for one-time payment

NEW YORK — Verizon Wireless, the country’s largest cellphone company, said Thursday that it will start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit cards. The company said this “convenience fee” will be introduced ...

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