Stories tagged: internet
Sat., March 14, 2020
The U.S. internet won’t get overloaded by spikes in traffic from the millions of Americans now working from home to discourage the spread of the new coronavirus, experts say. But …
Fri., Feb. 21, 2020
A private equity firm seeking to buy rights to operate the internet’s .org suffix said Friday it will cap price hikes and create an advisory board with veto powers to …
Sat., Jan. 4, 2020
Here’s my three-word prescription, adapted from my own New Year’s resolution to reduce the number of hours I spend on fruitless online wrangles to zero.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019
City Council OKs negotiations with TDS, a cable provider that plans to compete with Comcast in Spokane
The city will negotiate an agreement with a new cable provider in Spokane, potentially offering residents an alternative to Comcast for their binge-watching and high-speed downloading needs.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019
The Falcon rocket blasted into the morning sky, marking the unprecedented fourth flight of a booster for SpaceX. The compact flat-panel satellites – just 575 pounds each – will join …
Sat., April 13, 2019
The U.S. government will hold a massive auction to bolster 5G service , the next generation of mobile networks, and plans to spend $20 billion to expand broadband access in …
Thu., April 11, 2019
Russian lawmakers approved Thursday a bill that would expand government control over the internet and whose opponents fear heralds a new era of widespread censorship.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019
But the Republican congresswoman continued her criticism of stricter federal regulations for internet service providers, saying consumer protections could be achieved without returning to the regulatory framework Democrats have asked …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019
Stocks rise for the third day in a row, led by industrial, technology, internet and energy companies as representatives from the U.S. and China continue their latest round of trade …
Thu., Dec. 27, 2018
Some CenturyLink customers across the country were without the internet as outages stretched from New York to California.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018
Shares of Verizon slipped before the opening bell Wednesday with the company taking a $4.6 billion hit on what’s become an expensive internet foray that’s never panned out.
Mon., Oct. 1, 2018
California Gov. Jerry Brown has approved the nation’s strongest net neutrality law, prompting an immediate lawsuit by the Trump administration and opening the next phase in the battle over regulating …
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
Here’s a question for America’s consumers: Are low prices always in our best interests? And what is the end game should giant online retailers become the only place to shop?
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
Washington state will require businesses to collect sales tax for items shipped to out-of-state customers beginning Monday.
Wed., Aug. 22, 2018
Cubans with cellphones are getting mobile access to the internet in a tentative but significant opening of communications on the communist-governed island.
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018
A Google-affiliated company has chosen Kenya as the home of its first announced commercial deal for delivering internet access to hard-to-reach areas using high-altitude balloons.
UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018
The governor said in a wide-ranging podcast interview this week that Washington needs to continue to do more to bring high-speed internet to far-flung areas of the state. The Democrat, …
Thu., May 24, 2018
Lewiston police Detective Brian Birdsell said during a presentation at the Lewiston City Library on Wednesday night that the best defense against things like sexual extortion, revenge porn, blackmail, cyberbullying …
UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018
If you haven’t heard about Yanny vs. Laurel, you likely will.
Wed., May 9, 2018
Internet activists and tech companies are holding a day of protest Wednesday to draw attention to net neutrality once again.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018
Ecuador’s government said Wednesday it has cut off WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s internet connection at the nation’s London embassy after his recent activity on social media decrying the arrest of …
Tue., March 13, 2018
Spokane explores publicly owned broadband network intended to open up internet services, drive down costs
Spokane City Councilman Breean Beggs has proposed the creation of a working group that would explore the possibility of the city getting into the high-speed internet industry.
Wed., March 7, 2018
Across the nation there is an urgent need for massive new broadband investments which will help to usher in the fifth generation of internet services: the technology that will enable …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
Washington and Oregon should hold off on passing net neutrality laws for their states and wait for Congress to act on national legislation, an advocate for open internet says.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
Comcast is increasing the speeds of its Xfinity Internet service packages at no additional cost residential customers in Washington.
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
Russian submarines have dramatically stepped up activity around undersea data cables in the North Atlantic, part of a more aggressive naval posture that has driven NATO to revive a Cold …
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017
Now that federal telecom regulators have repealed net neutrality, it may be time to brace for the arrival of internet “fast lanes” and “slow lanes.”
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017
Despite holiday deals all month, shoppers still picked up their spending on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, one technology company says.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017
More ultra-high-speed internet is coming to a home near you.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017
Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online. It’s just not the World Wide Web. This is all done on a tightly sealed intranet of the sort a medium-sized company …