AT&T is spinning off its DirecTV into a new company for a fraction of the $48.5 billion it paid for the satellite TV service in 2015. DirecTV has lost millions of customers on AT&T’s watch, and is valued in the deal at just $16.25 billion, including debt.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Gov. Bill Lee pushes for another $200 million to expand broadband access in Tennessee, an expert group said the state should first map out just where hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans without access to high-speed Internet live, so officials don't have to rely on federal maps that overstate coverage in some communities.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s communications ministry punished 11 senior officials on Wednesday for accepting lavish dinners paid for by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s eldest son and fellow executives at a satellite broadcaster, the latest embarrassment for Suga’s already scandal-laden government.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that California can for the first time enforce its tough net neutrality law, clearing the way for the state to ban internet providers from slowing down or blocking access to websites and applications that don't pay for premium service.
BEIJING (AP) — Struggling under U.S. sanctions, Huawei unveiled a folding smartphone with an 8-inch (20-centimeter) -wide screen Monday to show off its tech prowess but said it will be sold only in China.
Speak not ill of the dead, I was taught in Sunday school. I respect that. But if I couldn’t eulogize Rush Limbaugh, who died Wednesday, without such pinpoint descriptions as bloviating, racist, misogynist, neo-fascist gasbag, I think good ol’ Rush would be disappointed in me, wherever he is.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Apple should have paid state taxes on the full price of iPhones sold at discounted prices through wireless carriers over a three-year period at its stores in Maine, the state supreme court ruled.
BANGKOK (AP) — A draft cybersecurity law due to be implemented in Myanmar has raised protests that it will be used to quash dissent rather than protect privacy.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Utilities will be allowed to buy extra energy and pass on the costs to customers in order to avoid a repeat of rolling blackouts that kicked in last summer when demand outpaced supply, California regulators said Thursday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska could spend up to $20 million a year to expand high-speed internet service in rural areas under a proposal backed Monday by a diverse alliance of farm, business and school groups and championed by Gov. Pete Ricketts.
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese telecommunications and technology conglomerate Softbank Group Corp. reported Monday a whopping 1.17 trillion yen ($11 billion) profit for the October-December quarter as its investments rose in value.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Victims of crime in South Carolina now have access to increased information and services.
NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is bringing the booze.
FKA Twigs knew she needed to leave Shia LaBeouf when he allegedly "basically strangled" her in front of a group of people and she recalled how a call to a helpline for abused women gave her a "massive wake-up call".
DARLINGTON, S.C. – The Darlington County Sheriff's Office received a helping hand Sunday from the Florence County Sheriff's Office.
Larry King’s sons have paid tribute to their “amazing father” following his passing, after the iconic TV star died at the age of 87 over the weekend.
CLAIM: Air Force Gen. John Hyten, the vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, created a channel on the popular messaging app Telegram and posted several dozen times there, sharing videos, images and phrases such as “nothing can stop what is coming” and “THE TRUTH WILL SHOCK THE WORLD.”
Those exhausted by 2021 -- and well, all of 2020 -- can get some relief by calling a hotline and screaming. Yes, really.
No more uncomfortable headphones!
HARTSVILLE – With the increase in the number of COVID-19 patients, hospital workers are being taxed “mentally, physically and emotionally,” sa…