It’s Microsoft vs. Comcast in infrastructure push to expand rural broadband

The recent $2 trillion infrastructure agreement is expected to include money for improving internet service in rural areas, but rural broadband expansion is tricky thanks to one government agency’s much-criticized broadband maps. Efforts to fix the Federal Communications Commission’s mapping data end up pitting Microsoft Corp. against cable companies. The FCC’s maps probably overstate how many places in the country […]

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The U.S. is trying to ban Huawei from internet networks out of fear of snooping

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The U.S. government’s fight to ban Chinese tech giant Huawei from next-generation internet networks appears to be flagging. The two sides faced off Tuesday at the world’s biggest mobile technology trade fair, in Barcelona, Spain, where they sought to win over customers and governments. The U.S. argues Huawei is a security risk as it could give […]

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UK cybersecurity chief says Huawei equipment might not be security risk

LONDON — Britain can handle the security risks involved with using mobile networks made by China’s Huawei, the cybersecurity chief said Wednesday, adding to a growing debate among countries on whether the company should be banned, as the U.S. wants. Ciaran Martin, the CEO of the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre, said it was important to have “sustainable diversity” in […]

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Ubiquiti Networks stock heads for best day since 2013 after big earnings beat

Shares of Ubiquiti Networks Inc. UBNT, +14.91% are up 18.3% in Friday morning trading after the company posted better-than-expected earnings and revenue for its fiscal second quarter. The stock is on track for its best single-day performance since May 2013, when it gained 18.6%. Shares are on pace to close at an all-time high. The company reported net income of […]

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Charter Communications stock on track for best day since at least 2009 after earnings

Charter Communications Inc. CHTR, +13.41% shares are up nearly 14% in afternoon trading Thursday, after the company delivered an encouraging forecast for its capital-expenditure plans. The stock is on track for its best single-day performance since at least December 2009, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Charter’s stock is currently the second-best performer in the S&P 500 SPX, +0.70% on […]

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Australian telecom drops mobile network rollout over Huawei ban

CANBERRA, Australia — TPG Telecom said on Tuesday it had abandoned the rollout of what would have been Australia’s fourth mobile network because of the government’s ban on Chinese giant Huawei, which would have been the main equipment vendor. In light of the ban announced in August, “that upgrade path has now been blocked,” TPG’s statement said. Australia blocked Huawei […]

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U.S. brings charges against Huawei over alleged Iran dealings, stealing T-Mobile secrets

The Justice Department on Monday announced an indictment against Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies and its CFO Meng Wanzhou in a high-profile press conference with Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. The case alleges Huawei employees misrepresented its relationship to an unofficial subsidiary in Iran, and in so doing put […]

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AT&T to stop selling users’ location data to brokers

AT&T says it will stop selling all location data from mobile phones to brokers following a report that companies are still selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge. Last year, AT&T T, +1.00%  and other carriers pledged to stop providing location information to data brokers. But AT&T made an exception for useful services that, for instance, help customers […]

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