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AT&T/Verizon workers’ union urges states to regulate ISPs as utilities

Enlarge Getty Images | jangeltun The Communications Workers of America (CWA) union is lobbying state governments to regulate Internet service providers as utilities. The CWA, which represents more than 150,000 workers at AT&T and over 30,000 at Verizon, announced on Monday a “multi-state effort to pass state legislation that would establish public utility commission oversight …

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Extreme cold snap causes T-Mobile outages in Texas and other parts of the US

If you’re not getting wireless service on your T-Mobile device, you’re not the only one. Inclement winter weather in Texas and other parts of the US is causing issues with the carrier’s network, with Downdetector tracking more than 1,000 outage reports since 1PM ET. We’re experiencing network issues following severe weather in several areas of …

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Qualcomm unveils the first 10-gigabit 5G modem

Qualcomm just reached a milestone in wireless data — if mostly a symbolic one. The company has unveiled the X65, what it says is the “world’s first” 10-gigabit 5G modem. While that’s not hugely faster than the 7.5Gbps of the X60, it promises a speed that was previously reserved for Ethernet and other wired connections. …

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Verizon puts 3G shutdown plans on hold indefinitely

hapabapa via Getty Images Verizon (owner of Engadget’s parent company, Verizon Media) isn’t shutting down its 3G network anytime soon. Kevin King, the carrier’s spokesperson, told Light Reading that Verizon’s “3G network is operational” and that it doesn’t “have a plan to shut it down at this time.” He also added that the company will …

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A new update makes it easier to move apps between the LG Wing’s displays

Richard Lai/Engadget If you’re the proud owner of an LG Wing, your quirky dual-screen phone is about to pick up new features. As spotted by Droid Life, Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) has released a new update that builds out the Wing’s unique functionality and should make it easier to use. Most notably, there’s a new …

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T-Mobile activates 988 for emergency mental health services

fizkes via Getty Images T-Mobile customers can now call 988 to access free emergency mental health services. It added support for the number more than 18 months ahead of the deadline that the Federal Communications Commission set for providers to do so.  In July, the FCC voted to designate 988 as the three-digit number for …

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T-Mobile expands LTE home internet to over 130 more cities

John Lamparski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images T-Mobile’s home internet trial has come a long way from 2019, or even earlier this year. The carrier has rolled out the LTE-based service to over 130 extra cities spread around the states of Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin. As …

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The tech antitrust problem no one is talking about

After years of building political pressure for antitrust scrutiny of major tech companies, this month Congress and the US government delivered. The House Antitrust Subcommittee released a report accusing Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook of monopolistic behavior. The Department of Justice filed a complaint against Google alleging the company prevents consumers from sampling other search …

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Verizon “nationwide” 5G ready for iPhone 12—don’t expect a big speed boost

Enlarge / Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg at Apple’s iPhone 12 event. Apple Verizon today announced “nationwide” 5G coverage along with support for the new 5G-enabled iPhones. But for most consumers, Verizon’s 5G upgrade won’t make much of a difference. The newly enabled 5G runs on the same spectrum bands used by Verizon for 4G, so …

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Verizon’s LTE Home internet service expands to 189 markets nationwide

SOPA Images via Getty Images Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) is expanding the availability of its LTE Home internet service to more rural areas across the US. After launching in July in select markets, it’s now available in “parts” of 189 markets across 48 states. Current Verizon wireless subscribers can get the service for $40 a …

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