- Official's email says shift to Flint River made too quickly Updated: Feb-12-16 7:27 pm
As the city of Flint, Michigan, prepared to begin drawing its drinking water from the Flint River, an official with the municipal water plant said his superiors were prodding him to move too quickly, an email released by the governor's office Friday shows.
- Indonesia warns messaging apps to drop same-sex emoticons Updated: Feb-12-16 12:14 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to protect gay and lesbian rights, a day after his government told instant messaging apps to remove stickers featuring same-sex couples in the latest high-profile attempt to discourage visible homosexuality in the socially conservative country.
- Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes Updated: Feb-11-16 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.
- Up to speed: Website to help expand NC high-speed internet Updated: Feb-09-16 4:16 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A new state website is designed to help expand high-speed internet access for underserved communities in North Carolina.
- TV producers may start making you wait for new shows online Updated: Feb-08-16 6:18 pm
NEW YORK - The Golden Age of Online Television may be in peril.
- Over $570M to be used for faster Internet in rural Wisconsin Updated: Feb-08-16 3:27 pm
MILWAUKEE - More than $570 million in government subsidies will be used to bring faster Internet service to rural Wisconsin.
- India Internet ruling blocks Facebook 'Free Basics' program Updated: Feb-08-16 3:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - India's government has essentially banned a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access to a limited version of the social network and other Internet services.
- Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Updated: Feb-08-16 1:41 pm
The Free Press of Mankato, Feb. 7
- Insider Q&A: Competing with cable's Internet offerings Updated: Feb-07-16 2:15 pm
NEW YORK - Chet Kanojia, the founder of startup TV service Aereo, has a new offering that could shake up the cable industry again. His new Internet service, Starry, would compete with cable companies in big cities.
- Houston police announce high-tech crime mapping tools Updated: Feb-05-16 12:17 pm
HOUSTON - Houston police are using online technology to make it easier for concerned citizens to track reported crimes in their neighborhoods.
- FCC chair to discuss broadband opportunities in eastern Ky. Updated: Feb-05-16 4:35 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The head of the Federal Communications Commission plans to travel to eastern Kentucky to discuss broadband-based economic opportunities.
- Skvarla pitches broadband, crowdfunding, venture capital Updated: Feb-04-16 6:35 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's commerce secretary says rural and small-town economies won't grow without access to high-speed Internet.
- Officials warned of water, Legionnaires' link Updated: Feb-04-16 2:15 pm
LANSING, Michigan - High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires' disease potentially linked to Flint's water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal emails show.
- Bill would help expand broadband in rural Maine Updated: Feb-04-16 5:05 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - A proposal in the Maine Legislature would send $1 million to the state agency that oversees the expansion of broadband.
- Cisco to buy Jasper in move into 'Internet of Things' Updated: Feb-03-16 7:54 pm
SAN JOSE, California - Cisco Systems Inc. is buying Jasper Technologies for $1.4 billion in cash in a move to help its customers connect, automate and manage billions of Internet-connected devices ranging from cars to jet engines to implanted pacemakers.
- Rural broadband supporters call for change in Tennessee law Updated: Feb-03-16 7:30 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Rural lawmakers on Wednesday compared the dearth of broadband connections in their areas to being bypassed by electrification more than 80 years ago.
- Comcast loses fewest TV customers in 8 years Updated: Feb-03-16 2:23 pm
NEW YORK - Comcast is trumpeting its best year for traditional TV services in nearly a decade, even though it continues to lose TV subscribers.
- Text of Alabama governor's State of the State speech Updated: Feb-02-16 7:31 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The following is the text of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's 2016 State of the State speech prepared for delivery Tuesday night:
- Bradley's footage winds up in an outside group's ad Updated: Feb-02-16 6:38 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - An outside group posted an online campaign ad Tuesday using footage prepared by state Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley, raising questions about whether Bradley has broken her pledge not to coordinate with such groups even though it's legal.
- Bill would allow custodian to take over online accounts Updated: Feb-02-16 1:00 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Floridians could designate a custodian to access and manage their social media, email and online financial accounts when they die or become incapacitated, under a bill moving through the state legislature.
- Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers Updated: Feb-01-16 9:05 am
The Des Moines Register. Jan. 28, 2016
- Funding issues plague Kentucky's proposed high speed network Updated: Jan-28-16 6:09 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - KentuckyWired was supposed to be a can't-miss project, a high-tech solution that would help revive the floundering Appalachian economy.
- Amazon net income doubles, but its results still fall short Updated: Jan-28-16 5:57 pm
SEATTLE - Amazon saw its results for the holiday quarter as a present wrapped in a bow. But analysts and investors saw something more like a lump of coal.
- Indonesian telecom provider blocks access to Netflix Updated: Jan-28-16 5:46 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's state-owned telecommunications company said it has blocked the Internet video service Netflix in a possible setback to the U.S. company's expansion in Asia.
- Cable-industry disruptor is back with new Internet service Updated: Jan-27-16 6:01 pm
NEW YORK - Cable's pricey Internet packages may get some competition from the founder of Aereo, whose first attempt to shake up the cable industry was quashed by the Supreme Court.