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Senate rejects GOP bid to overturn Internet rules

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Thursday turned back a Republican attempt to repeal federal rules designed to prevent Internet service providers from discriminating against those who send content and other services over their networks. Republicans argued that “net neutrality” rules ...

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Cable companies to offer $9.95 broadband for poor homes

NEW YORK — Cable companies said Wednesday that they will offer Internet service for $9.95 per month to homes with children that are eligible for free school lunches. The offer will start next summer and is part of an initiative ...

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FCC loses appeal on Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction fine

PHILADELPHIA — CBS should not be fined $550,000 for Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction” during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held its ground even after the ...

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Cellphone companies to warn as plan approaches limit

NEW YORK — Cellphone companies are pledging to warn subscribers before they go over their monthly limits for calling minutes, text messages and data use. The pledge comes in response to a threat of regulation by the Federal Communications Commission, ...

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Maryland company wins $45M over deal gone sour

A foreign telecommunications company has been ordered to pay its Linthicum Heights-based business partner more than $45 million after taking investment funds to build a cellphone network in Iraq and then backing out on the deal. Judge Timothy J. McCrone ...

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AT&T, T-Mobile pledge to bring 5,000 jobs to U.S.

WASHINGTON — AT&T Inc. is pledging to bring 5,000 wireless call center jobs, currently based abroad, back to the U.S. if it is allowed to proceed with its proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA. The company is also promising ...

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Solicitor general cites WWII-era internment mistakes

WASHINGTON — Nearly 70 years after the Supreme Court upheld the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, the government’s top high court lawyer says one of his predecessors concealed critical information that could have tipped the cases. In a ...

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Court dismisses challenges to FCC Internet rules

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has dismissed two legal challenges to new Federal Communications Commission regulations that prohibit phone and cable companies from interfering with Internet traffic on their broadband networks. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District ...

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