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Democrats try to ban Internet shutoffs until pandemic is over

Enlarge Getty Images | metamorworks A proposed US law would make it illegal for telecom providers to terminate Internet or phone service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill was submitted in the Senate today by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). “Now—as millions of Americans hunker down, work from home, and …

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Virgin and O2 might merge to create a UK telecom giant

Sponsored Links In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images Two of the bigger telecoms in the UK are reportedly close to uniting. The Guardian sources say the owners of Virgin Media and O2, Liberty Global and Telefonica, are in talks for a UK joint venture that would unite their mobile, internet and TV efforts. The exact …

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