• 5G June 17, 2022 8:50 pm

    Verizon, AT&T Delay Some 5G Service Over Airlines' Concerns

    Verizon and AT&T won’t power up some wireless towers near airports until next summer to give airlines more time to make sure the new service won’t interfere with planes. But the airline industry is not happy about the deal. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that the companies agreed to hold off until July 2023. AT&T says it will control...

  • 3G February 15, 2022 1:11 pm

    EXPLAINER: Will Burglar Alarms Still Work After 3G Shutdown?

    As telecom companies rev up the newest generation of mobile service, called 5G, they’re shutting down old networks — a costly, years-in-the-works process that’s now prompting calls for a delay because a lot of products out there still rely on the old standard, 3G

  • 5G January 28, 2022 12:33 pm

    FAA Clears Way for Verizon, AT&T to Turn on More 5G Cell Towers

    Concern about new high-speed wireless service interfering with airplanes appears to be easing

  • 5G networks January 3, 2022 10:24 pm

    AT&T, Verizon Delay New 5G Service After Buttigieg Request

    AT&T and Verizon say they will delay new 5G wireless service for two weeks, putting off a planned start this Wednesday. The company says it’s delaying the launch after a request from Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and concern about possible interference with systems on board planes. AT&T and Verizon had planned to launch the new 5G service on Wednesday...

  • robocalls July 10, 2021 4:23 am

    FCC Launches New Program to Reduce Robocalls

    A new requirement by the FCC on the big telephone companies is aiming to cut down on robocalls.

  • Capitol Riot July 4, 2021 2:41 pm

    6 Months After Capitol Assault, Corporate Pledges Fall Flat

    Following the deadly riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, many big corporations pledged not to donate to members of Congress who objected to the results of the presidential election.

  • AT&T May 20, 2020 1:33 pm

    AT&T Quits Venezuela as US Sanctions Force It to Defy Maduro

    AT&T has decided to immediately abandon Venezuela’s pay TV market as U.S. sanctions prohibit its DirecTV platform from broadcasting channels that it is required to carry by the socialist administration of Nicolas Maduro

  • NBCUniversal Inc. November 27, 2019 1:25 pm

    CT LIVE!: Black Friday at Westfarms Preview

    Spokesperson Amanda Sirica showed us the deals you can expect.

  • Apple November 18, 2019 8:11 am

    Hulu Again Raising Prices for Online Live-TV Service

    Hulu is again raising prices for its online TV bundle, as other streaming-TV providers do the same. Hulu’s service, like AT&T TV Now, Dish’s Sling and YouTube TV, are a replica of traditional TV but on the internet. They were once vaunted as a successor to traditional cable. But the market has lost steam as prices rise. One early entrant,...

  • head November 14, 2019 7:06 am

    Jury Convicts Self-Proclaimed Cartel Hitman Who Killed, Mutilated Roommate and His Girlfriend

    Hector Acosta-Ojeda, the North Texas man found guilty of capital murder in the fatal shootings and mutilations of his roommate and his roommate’s girlfriend has been sentenced to death.

  • JUDGE November 13, 2019 12:38 pm

    Justices Could Return Cable TV Race Bias Suit to Lower Court

    The Supreme Court seems likely to overturn a lower court ruling in favor of an African-American media mogul and comedian who’s suing cable giant Comcast for racial discrimination. The justices appeared to be in broad agreement Wednesday that an appeals court applied the wrong legal standard in allowing business owner Byron Allen’s suit against Comcast to go forward. Allen has...

  • California November 8, 2019 12:38 pm

    Got a Weird Text? A Telecom Vendor Says It's to Blame

    If you woke up to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren’t alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America’s phones overnight, delivering confusing messages from friends, family and the occasional ex. Friends who hadn’t talked to each other in months were jolted into chatting. Others briefly panicked. A telecom vendor called Syniverse said a server...

  • AT&T November 5, 2019 5:06 pm

    AT&T Fined $60M for Misleading With ‘Unlimited' Plans

    AT&T will pay $60 million to settle the government’s allegation that it misled customers of unlimited-data plans by slowing down service for heavy users. The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that AT&T will automatically provide partial refunds to customers who signed up for unlimited wireless plans before 2011.

  • Netflix October 31, 2019 9:20 am

    Freebies Are the Key Hook in New ‘Streaming Wars'

    If you make it free, will they come? Apple, Disney and AT&T’s WarnerMedia want to jump-start their challenges to Netflix by offering freebies and deep discounts on emerging streaming plans. That includes a free year of Apple TV Plus for customers of new Apple devices and a free year of Disney Plus to higher-tier Verizon customers. Some existing HBO subscribers...

  • United States October 30, 2019 5:03 am

    AT&T Says HBO Max Streaming Service to Launch in May for $15

    AT&T said Tuesday that its HBO Max streaming service will launch in May for $15 a month, joining a crowded field. The company has said HBO Max will become the “workhorse” for its video business as cord-cutting of traditional TV expands. It hopes to migrate people who pay for HBO in different ways today to the new platform. The service...

  • United States October 30, 2019 5:03 am

    AT&T Says HBO Max Streaming Service to Launch in May for $15

    AT&T said Tuesday that its HBO Max streaming service will launch in May for $15 a month, joining a crowded field. The company has said HBO Max will become the “workhorse” for its video business as cord-cutting of traditional TV expands. It hopes to migrate people who pay for HBO in different ways today to the new platform. The service...

  • United States September 23, 2019 7:12 pm

    Samsung's Folding Phone Hits the US

    Samsung’s folding phone is finally hitting the U.S. Samsung will start selling the Galaxy Fold, a phone with a screen that folds together like a book, on Friday. There will be an AT&T version as well as an unlocked version sold at Best Buy and Samsung stores. The South Korean tech giant had put the Galaxy Fold’s launch on hold...

  • Daniel Macht September 18, 2019 11:06 am

    NBC Names Its New Streaming Service ‘Peacock'

    NBCUniversal’s new streaming service will be named “Peacock,” the company announced Tuesday. The ad and subscription-supported service will roll out in April with 15,000 hours of content including “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation.” The Comcast-owned company said it would announce pricing details closer to the launch.

  • NBC September 13, 2019 5:57 pm

    Simsbury Man Says Simple Cell Phone Cancellation Turned into Big Headache

    A Simsbury man who switched cell phone service providers and decided to cancel still found himself stuck with a bill. He reached out to NBC Connecticut Responds to tackle the problem and get it resolved.

  • Donald Trump July 26, 2019 11:23 pm

    T-Mobile's $26.5B Sprint Deal OK'd Despite Competition Fears

    U.S. regulators have approved T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, despite fears of higher prices and job cuts, in a deal that would leave just three major cellphone companies in the country. Friday’s approval from the Justice Department and five state attorneys general comes after Sprint and T-Mobile agreed to conditions that would set up satellite-TV provider Dish as...

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