Category: Business / Telecoms

November 5, 2019

A $60 Million Fine Won’t Stop AT&T From Throttling “Unlimited” Data Plans

If you were an AT&T “unlimited” customer in 2011, you might be getting a partial refund due to undisclosed data throttling.

by Klint Finley in Business
October 29, 2019

Huawei’s Gear Might Have to Go, FCC Tells US Telecom Firms

The proposal would be a giant pain for small rural carriers that rely on Huawei equipment, and could also hurt efforts to bridge the digital divide.

by Klint Finley in Business
September 20, 2019

We All Could Pay a Price for the Latest Slap at Huawei

An international cybersecurity group has evicted the Chinese telecom company to comply with US sanctions. That could allow malware to spread more easily.

by Klint Finley in Business
August 30, 2019

Unlicensed Signal Boosters Get a Boost From Amazon

Cell phone signal boosters can disrupt entire networks, which is why they’re tightly regulated by the FCC. But it’s all too easy to find unauthorized devices online.

by Louise Matsakis in Business
August 20, 2019

Think Video on Your Phone Is Slow? It’s Not Your Imagination

A study by Northeastern University researchers found that major wireless carriers sometimes limit video to DVD-quality, even on some “unlimited” plans.

by Klint Finley in Business