Category Archives for Rural

Verizon To Pay $5 Million For Failure To Investigate Problems In Rural Areas

Verizon Wireless has been fined $2 million and committed to pay $3 million to a compliance program. The company has to part with the $5 million in total after it was found guilty by the FCC of failure to investigate problems surrounding wireless and long distance calls in rural areas. This ruling comes after a […]

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DirecTV Shareholders Back AT&T Merger To The Hilt

We are all awaiting the time when US regulators will pass a directive on the issue of the proposed merger between AT&T and DirecTV. On the other hand, the shareholders of the TV satellite company have already unanimously approved the deal. The shareholders have recently approved the merger, which will be worth $49 billion. It […]

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UK Government Forces National Roaming To Plug Rural Black Spots

The UK government is threatening to force mobile operators to share their networks as part of a national roaming scheme to deal with the problem of poor coverage in certain rural areas. According to the reports, Sajid Javid, who is the new culture secretary, wants mobile users to be given a chance to switch to […]

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Facebook’s Internet.org Initiative To Purchase Drone Manufacturer

In a bid to provide Internet access to remote areas of the world through its Internet.org venture, Facebook is in planning to acquire drone maker Titan Aerospace. According to anonymous sources, the deal is said to be worth $60 million. Although representatives of the two companies declined to comment on the rumors, if true, the […]

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GAO Reports Government Funded Broadband A Boon For US Small Businesses

According to a report released recently by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), broadband projects that are government funded are resulting in low prices and increased speeds for U.S. small businesses. This is a welcome result as the Congress has been waging war on the disbursement of such funds. This means that this kind of funding […]

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