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Dana Liebelson

Republicans Could Be Gambling Silicon Valley's Support Over Net Neutrality

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics

Republicans are courting Silicon Valley, eager to make inroads with tech companies and the millennials who love them. The Silicon Valley ethos overlap...

Fear and Loathing as Telecom Policy

Jeff Pulver | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Jeff Pulver

The adoption of the "Pulver Order" by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2004 recognized the madness of applying 70-year-old Title II telecom regulations to IP communications.

Gerry Smith

AT&T, Comcast Have Spotty Record Of Giving Internet To Rural And Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.12.2014 | Technology

As telecom giants seek approval for their latest mergers, millions of people without fast, reliable Internet service have become bargaining chips. ...

AT&T To Acquire DirecTV For $48.5 BILLION

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.19.2014 | Technology

By RYAN NAKASHIMA, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — AT&T Inc. on Sunday agreed to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV for $48.5 billion, or ...

Here Comes Another Massive Media Deal

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2014 | Technology

(Adds new sourcing, background) By Soyoung Kim and Liana B. Baker NEW YORK May 17 (Reuters) - AT&T is close to announci...

The Fight Goes On: FCC Votes to Consider Rules That Could End Net Neutrality

Michael Winship | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

The vote was taken at the Federal Communications Commission Thursday morning, as drums pounded and hundreds of demonstrators supporting Net neutrality chanted outside FCC headquarters.

AT&T In Talks To Buy DirecTV For $50 Billion

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.12.2014 | Technology

Telecom giant AT&T is in "advanced talks" to buy satellite TV service DirectTV for about $50 billion, according to Bloomberg News, which spoke with pe...

Top 6 Tips for Taking Your Cause Mobile

Darian Rodriguez Heyman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Darian Rodriguez Heyman

Just as most nonprofits initially resisted getting on board with social media, they're also apprehensive to spend the time and resources to devise and implement a mobile strategy. But with over 28 percent of web traffic now coming from mobile devices, the truth is the mobile age isn't coming, it's here.

A Tale of Two Prisoners

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 03.10.2014 | Crime
Tracy Rosenberg

Every study confirms that guess. Prisoners who retain steady contact with family and friends while in prison have a dramatically lower recidvism rate. A better outcome for individuals and a better outcome for taxpayers.

AT&T buoyed in lobbying push against spectrum auction limits

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.09.2014 | Technology
The Center for Public Integrity

By Allan Holmes January 7, 2014This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigati...

No Favors for Foreign Firms in Spectrum Auction

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Call me old-fashioned, but I don't think it's government's role to have Americans subsidize foreign companies. And it sure shouldn't favor foreign-government-owned companies over American ones.

How Communications Technology Brings Generations Together Like Never Before

Andreas Bernström | Posted 08.13.2013 | Technology
Andreas Bernström

With Father's Day coming up and generations around the world joining together in the exchange of sentiments and ideas, here are some ways in which innovations in communications have helped and deepen family relationships and closed the generational gap.

Off-grid Solar Powered Wi-Fi

Justin Guay | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Ironically, jaldi is actually a Hindi word that means fast and according to company founders the name started almost as a joke. (As you can imagine Wi-Fi connections in rural India are mostly anything but.)

Will FCC Chairman Genachowski Allow More Job Destruction in a T-Mobile/MetroPCS Merger?

Nathan Newman | Posted 05.05.2013 | Technology
Nathan Newman

When merging companies talk about cost savings through "synergy," the workers know that pink slips are usually on the way. That's what we can expect if FCC Chairman Genachowski allows a merger of T-Mobile and MetroPCS to go through without conditions to protect employment.

Will Google Fiber Convulse Local Telecom Markets?

Nathan Newman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Technology
Nathan Newman

Can Google compete with Verizon FIOS offering 530 channels and broadband speeds up to 150MPs at a price of $205 per month? Or with AT&T, Time Warner or Comcast with their combo Internet/TV plans?

Please, Sir, May I Have Another?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Bruce Kushnick

For the last 20 years, the nation's major telecom companies have been playing the public and regulatory officials for fools. Now they're claiming they shouldn't be obliged to provide affordable landline service to everyone anymore, as they take the money and run to wireless.

Risk Management in Introducing High-Technologies Into High-Growth Markets

Sunil Chacko | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business
Sunil Chacko

High-growth markets like India face a range of challenges, and thus present vast opportunities, especially for introducing leap-frogging technologies in the area of energy infrastructure.

AT&T: Re-thinking the Re-thinking

Tom Alderman | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business
Tom Alderman

For the longest time AT&T Wireless spent a lot of ad dollars telling us they had 'more bars in more places' -- which turned out to be quite true for Tijuana -- not so much for our phones. The ads were more apsirational than fact-based.

Hold the phones: Breaking News from the first-ever Twilio Conference

Julia Plevin | Posted 11.21.2011 | Technology
Julia Plevin

Telephones and technology have had a strange coexistence. Yes, smartphones are ubiquitous, but what about the actual telephone part of that phone? You...

10 Companies With The Best Customer Experience

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

Some companies are just better at making sure customers feel good. And there is a whole industry based around maximizing customer experience at "a...

A Visit To China's Secretive Tech Giant

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology

Huawei Technologies is one of the world's fastest growing telecom-hardware makers, and yet much of the company is shrouded in secrecy. Fortunately, th...

Ben Craw

Larry Fishelson, DynaLink: 27 Million And Counting

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Craw | Posted 08.27.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

AT&T / T-Mobile : Looking Like a Disaster

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 06.05.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

To this T-Mobile customer, last week's announcement of a proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile sent shivers up my spine. And not just because I anticipate an increase in my wireless bill.

AT&T To Buy T-Mobile For $39 Billion

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — AT&T Inc. said Sunday it will buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $39 billion that would mak...

Last Call: Phone Books' Days Are Numbered

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

RICHMOND, Va. — What's black and white and read all over? Not the white pages, which is why regulators have begun granting telecommunications co...