Most US schools are closed, with instruction shifting to the internet. That’s a problem for millions of people without reliable broadband, including 20 percent of rural students.
Consumer advocates fear that the deal will lead to reduced competition and higher prices. But regulators and a federal judge let it proceed.
A reported ban on sales to Huawei of chips made with American equipment might intensify China’s drive to develop its own chip industry.
Netflix is slowing streams in Europe in an effort to preserve bandwidth amid the pandemic. But US providers seem to be holding up to the surge in usage.
The proposed fines—against T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint—total more than $200 million for their role in breaches of privacy.