Internet access

In this May 8, 2019, photo, third-grade student Miles Stidham uses an East Webster High School laptop to do homework in Maben, Miss. The Stidhams are unable to get internet at their home in the country, so they take advantage of the internet in the school's library. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
June 10, 2019 - 3:43 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd's homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone? On the tiny screen, she switches between web pages for research projects, losing track of tabs whenever friends send...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, speaks during a hearing with Energy Secretary Rick Perry on the President's budget request for Fiscal Year 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Federal Communications Commission's broadband report is being hammered by critics who say it paints too rosy a picture of high-speed internet availability in the U.S. Manchin joined two dissenting FCC commissioners in criticizing the report released Wednesday, May 29. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 30, 2019 - 5:10 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission's broadband report is being hammered by critics who say it paints too rosy a picture of high-speed internet availability in the U.S. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia joined two dissenting FCC commissioners in criticizing the...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2019 file photo, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai speaks during an event with President Donald Trump on the deployment of 5G technology in the United States, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington. Pai says he plans to recommend the agency approve the $26.5 billion merger of wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint, saying it’ll speed up 5G deployment in the U.S. Pai also said Monday, May 20 that the combination will help bring faster mobile broadband to rural Americans. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 20, 2019 - 5:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A key federal regulator says he backs T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival wireless carrier Sprint, a crucial step for the deal's approval. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Monday he supported the deal because the two companies promised to expand mobile...
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May 14, 2019 - 3:40 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Native American tribes are looking to the federal government to help improve access to high-speed internet. The Federal Communications Commission has been weighing changes to a band of spectrum that is largely unassigned across the western United States. No new permanent...
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In this Friday, April 5, 2019, photo, Kelly Povroznik grabs a few carrots from inside her storage space to give to her horses in their pasture outside of Clarksburg, W.Va. Povroznik teaches an online college course that has been hampered by slow connections on her computer and phone. There is widespread agreement that expanding broadband internet in rural America is desperately needed. (AP Photo/Craig Hudson)
April 15, 2019 - 2:18 pm
There is a way around the notoriously sluggish internet in West Virginia. You just need a car and some time. Kelly Povroznik can tell you, when she happens to get a good signal. She teaches an online college course so hampered by unreliable connections that she has had to drive a half-hour to her...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks about the deployment of 5G technology in the United States during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, April 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 12, 2019 - 5:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government will hold a massive auction later this year to bolster 5G service , the next generation of mobile networks. President Donald Trump showcased the announcement Friday, declaring that the race to stand up these faster, more powerful networks is a competition "...
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March 28, 2019 - 9:41 am
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba and Google signed a deal Thursday moving the island one step closer to having a state-of-the-art connection to the modern internet. The American internet giant and the Cuban government agreed to create a seamless, cost-free connection between their two networks once Cuba is able...
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Microsoft Corp.'s Bing appp is seen with other mobile apps on a smartphone in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Chinese internet users have lost access to Microsoft Corp.'s Bing search engine, triggering grumbling about the ruling Communist Party's increasingly tight online censorship. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 24, 2019 - 9:51 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese internet users lost access to Microsoft's Bing search engine for two days, setting off grumbling about the ruling Communist Party's increasingly tight online censorship. Microsoft Corp. said Friday that access had been restored. A brief statement gave no reason for the...
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January 23, 2019 - 4:48 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — People in Tonga could face several weeks without Facebook, YouTube and even some basic services like credit card transactions due to a fault in the undersea cable that connects the Pacific nation to the rest of the world. Something went wrong with the fiber-optic...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2015 file photo, youths use a password protected wifi network coming from a five star hotel to surf the Internet on their smart phones in downtown Havana, Cuba. Cuba's government announced on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 that its citizens will be offered full internet access on mobile phones starting Thursday, Dec. 6, becoming one of the last nations to do so. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)
December 04, 2018 - 9:43 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba announced Tuesday night that its citizens will be offered full internet access for mobile phones beginning this week, becoming one of the last nations to offer such service. Mayra Arevich, president of the Cuban state telecom monopoly ETECSA, went on national television to say...
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