Internet access

Avaaz joins with other US advocacy groups to deliver more than a million signatures for a free and democratic internet to the FCC in Washington using a giant digital counter on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. (Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Avaaz)

FCC revising Internet rules after public backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is broadening the scope of his proposed open Internet rules and suggesting tougher standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on […]

05/12/2014

This undated image released by Titan Aerospace shows the company's Solara 50 aircraft. (AP Photo/Titan Aerospace)

Reports circulate that Facebook may buy solar drone company

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace to step up its efforts to provide Internet access to remote parts of the world, according to reports in the technology blog Techcrunch […]

03/04/2014

President Barack Obama records students on a classroom iPad while visiting a seventh grade classroom before speaking about goals of connecting students to next generation broadband and wireless technology within five years, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Md. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama secures $750M in pledges to get kids online

WASHINGTON (AP) — Claiming progress in his goal to put the world at the fingertips of every American student, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced $750 million in commitments from U.S. companies to begin wiring […]

02/04/2014

Ella Russell, 7, works on an e-book on an iPad during her second grade class at Jamestown Elementary School in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Tech gurus help boost speedy Internet in schools

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Needed to keep a school building running these days: Water, electricity — and broadband. Interactive digital learning on laptops and tablets is replacing traditional textbooks in many cases. Students are taking […]

12/04/2013

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As ban on printed 3-D guns ends, extension sought

ALBANY, New York (AP) — As the technology to print 3-D firearms advances, a federal law that banned the undetectable guns is about to expire. Sen. Chuck Schumer says he’s seeking an extension of the […]

11/17/2013

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TW Cable boosts top Internet speed to 100 Mbps

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Time Warner Cable Inc. is doubling the Internet speed of its fastest product and more than halving the price of its lowest-speed product to compete with its telecom rivals AT&T and […]

10/28/2013

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New survey finds 15 percent of Americans don’t go online

NEW YORK (AP) — The Internet has become so entwined in their lives that many Americans might have trouble coping without it. But a new survey found that some 15 percent of Americans — about […]

09/25/2013

Facebook founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, center, rings the Nasdaq opening bell from Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. on May 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Nasdaq via Facebook, Zef Nikolla, File)

Facebook closes above $40 for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s stock closed above $40 for the first time Friday. The social network’s shares have gained 53 percent since July 24, when it reported strong growth in mobile ad revenue and […]

08/23/2013

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Facebook aims to get the world online

NEW YORK (AP) — Food, water and the Internet? Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to get all of the world’s 7 billion people online through a partnership with some of the largest mobile technology companies. […]

08/21/2013

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Facebook aims to get more people online

  NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook wants to get more of the world’s 7 billion people online through a partnership with Samsung, Nokia and other large mobile technology companies. Facebook Inc. announced a partnership called […]

08/20/2013

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