Verizon Beats AT&T In Straight Path Bidding WarVerizon is buying Straight Path Communications for about $3.1 billion, ending a bidding war with AT&T over the wireless licenses company. AT&T previously said that it would buy Straight Path Communications for $1.6 billion.
Emergency Managers Working With FCC To Learn Who Hacked Dallas Siren SystemThe identity of who hacked the Dallas emergency siren system Friday evening remains a mystery, but city officials say they do know how it was done.
City Officials: Hack Caused 156 Emergency Sirens To Go Off In DallasResidents in Dallas had a rude awakening Friday night when 156 emergency sirens wailed throughout the city, and officials are saying the sirens were triggered by a hack.
House Sends Bill To Trump Blocking Online Privacy Regulation Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation. That move could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.
Senate Votes To Undo Privacy Rules That Protect User DataThe Republican-led Senate has voted to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers' permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information.
FCC: Over 12,000 911 Calls Failed During AT&T OutageAn investigation by the U.S. federal telecom regulator says about 12,600 callers couldn't reach 911 directly from their cellphones during a five-hour AT&T outage on March 8.
Dallas Mayor Acknowledges 911 Call Center Understaffed, Will FixDallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says staffing at the city's 911 call center has been understaffed for years.
I-Team: T-Mobile 911 Looping Problem Started In OctoberThe Dallas Police Department first alerted the public about the T-Mobile issue on its blog on February 7. The city put out memo addressing the issue a week later.
AT&T 911 Problem Fixed, But No Word On What HappenedThe FCC says it is unacceptable that for 5 hours people couldn't use this to call for help.
FCC Concerned About AT&T's Data Cap ExemptionsAT&T lets customers watch video on DIRECTV apps without eating into monthly data allotments. Federal regulators said that these exemptions are concerning, and could hurt competition.
FCC Beefs Up Emergency Cellphone AlertsThe federal government is beefing up emergency cellphone alerts like the one used in New York to advertise a search for a bombing suspect earlier in September.
FCC Delays Vote On Much-Disputed Cable Box RulesFederal regulators have delayed a vote on requiring cable and satellite TV companies to make free apps to bypass the need for cable boxes. Consumers could potentially save hundreds of dollars each year if they don't have to buy or rent a cable box.