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Sprint drops second shoe: $60 unlimited voice, text, data plan

New plan atop Family Share Pack aims to beat backs competitors with designs on new Sprint subscribers

Sprint's cut in data prices won't help its network woes

'Sprint is hobbled by its network,' one analyst says


Sprint slashes shared data plan prices

It offers four lines and 20GB of data for about $160 a month, beats other carriers

Verizon is tops in network performance, reliability, speed in 2014 tests

RootMetrics finds AT&T close behind, with T-Mobile making big gains over Sprint

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Streaming rankings slam Verizon and AT&T’s fiber

Comcast’s cable service is a lethargic 2.82 Mbps, and in the No. 21 spot at Netflix; and Time Warner Cable is at a lumbering 2.16 Mbps, and is in the No. 44 position.

Google backs $300 million undersea Internet cable to Japan

The system will help Google connect its data centers in Asia and the US

FCC chairman downplays net neutrality differences with Obama

The agency will not allow paid priority deals if they are bad for consumers or for innovation, Wheeler says

T-Mobile could soon be bigger than Sprint

Subscriber gains could make T-Mobile the third-biggest U.S. carrier later this year, a new report says

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Marcelo Claure, Softbank's choice to lead Sprint, fits the mold by breaking it

Like Softbank's founder, Claure is used to shaking things up

Report: Sprint gives up on pursuit of T-Mobile USA

Newspaper reports cite difficulty getting regulator clearance

Telefónica bids $9B to acquire Brazilian telecom operator

The operator hopes to have a deal ready by September

Amazon Fire teardown pegs parts cost just below 32GB iPhone 5S

New Dynamic Perspective sensors help boost cost, though display costs are minimal, IHS says

Guns, vandals and thieves: Data shows US networks under attack

More than a thousand malicious acts have targeted the US telecoms infrastructure in recent years, FCC data shows

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10 cool makerspaces to explore now

Got an itch to get your hands on a welding machine, laser cutter or 3D printer? We highlight intriguing public spaces around the country where you can tinker to your heart's content.

Phone unlocking bill clears US House, next step is president's signature

The bill reverses a 2013 decision that phone unlocking by consumers ran afoul of copyright laws

IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

A vibration-harvesting power supply and a chip architecture for low-power communications are the latest entries

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A new breed of broadband satellites could have you living on a desert island

New broadband-friendly satellites could change where we live.

More AT&T customers switch to paying for their phones

Most new postpaid smartphone users are choosing monthly payments over subsidized prices

Google has to face US privacy suit over new user data policy

Only one part of the lawsuit was allowed to continue by a federal court in California

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Internet of Things spawns horde of imitators

This was inevitable: Endless hype about the Internet of Things has produced an endless string of imitators; the Internets of This, That and Whatever. Here are a few examples.

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