Tag: Verizon Communications Inc

Local News Is Dying. New York May Try to Pass a Law to Save It.

Hardly a week goes by, it seems, without another death blow for local journalism. Another beloved newspaper slashes its staff; another longtime radio program goes silent. In New York, there might now be a novel solution: government intervention. Two state lawmakers are proposing a requirement that any cable company operating in New York offer a […]

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Secret F.B.I. Subpoenas Scoop Up Personal Data From Scores of Companies

The F.B.I. has used secret subpoenas to obtain personal data from far more companies than previously disclosed, newly released documents show. The requests, which the F.B.I. says are critical to its counterterrorism efforts, have raised privacy concerns for years but have been associated mainly with tech companies. Now, records show how far beyond Silicon Valley […]

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Phone Service Problems Leave More Than a Dozen Hospitals Unable to Take Calls

More than a dozen hospitals in and around New York City lost phone service on Friday night, hampering their ability to answer the incoming calls of relatives who were seeking to speak with patients or check on their status. Hospital officials said that there was no danger to patients and that they were making contingency […]

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Major Phone Service Providers Agree to Plan to Slow Robocallers

Hoping to fight a growing plague of robocalls, a dozen phone companies including the country’s biggest mobile and broadband providers agreed on Thursday to adopt new call-blocking technology and other measures to help regulators track down swindlers. As part of a pact with 51 attorneys general from across the country, the companies said they would […]

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T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Is Approved by Justice Dept., Clearing Major Hurdle

The Justice Department on Friday approved the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, the third- and fourth-largest wireless companies in the United States, moving the deal one crucial step closer to completion years after the two carriers first explored joining forces. Under the terms of the deal, T-Mobile, the larger of the two companies, would pay […]

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A Guide to Picking the Right Phone Plan

It’s phone season! That’s when companies like Samsung, Apple and Google begin releasing new mobile devices. The phone makers all get busy doing so in about a month — which means it is also time to think about whether you need a new phone plan. Buying a new phone is an ideal time to consider […]

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Huawei Is Said to Demand Patent Fees From Verizon

President Trump’s dispute with China has landed on the doorstep of Verizon, with Huawei demanding that the American wireless giant pay licensing fees on hundreds of patents, according to two people briefed on the matter. Huawei, one of China’s largest technology companies and the world’s biggest supplier of networking equipment, accused Verizon in a letter […]

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