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November 09, 2017 - 6:15 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online. Doctors can consult via live, online video conferencing, and lectures at prestigious Kim Il Sung University are streamed to faraway factories and agricultural communes. People use online dictionaries and text each other...
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November 04, 2017 - 12:06 pm
State officials in Pennsylvania are renewing their push to capture $140 million in federal subsidies for rural broadband internet, a windfall that could go to another state after Verizon declined it two years ago. The Federal Communications Commission plans to distribute the rejected funds through...
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FILE - This July 3, 2014, file photo, shows the Microsoft Corp. logo outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft is announcing a project to bring broadband internet access to rural parts of the United States. Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a blog post that he plans to unveil details about the initiative at a Tuesday, July 11, 2017, event in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
July 11, 2017 - 1:13 pm
Microsoft wants to extend broadband services to rural America by using the buffer zones separating individual television channels in the airwaves. Microsoft plans to partner with rural telecommunications providers in 12 states, from the Dakotas and Arizona to a far eastern edge of Maine. The...
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July 02, 2017 - 4:52 pm
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A solar-powered drone backed by Facebook that could one day provide worldwide internet access has quietly completed a test flight in Arizona after an earlier attempt ended with a crash landing. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's long-term plan for the drone, called Aquila, is to...
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July 02, 2017 - 4:31 pm
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A solar-powered drone backed by Facebook that could one day provide worldwide internet access has quietly completed a test flight in Arizona after an earlier attempt ended with a crash landing. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's long-term plan for the drone, called Aquila, is to...
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July 02, 2017 - 4:29 pm
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A solar-powered drone backed by Facebook that could one day provide worldwide internet access has quietly completed a test flight in Arizona after an earlier attempt ended with a crash landing. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's long-term plan for the drone, called Aquila, is to...
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May 16, 2017 - 7:32 am
MOSCOW (AP) — In another round of sanctions in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday ordered the blocking of access to Russia's most popular social media websites and search engines. Poroshenko's office on Tuesday published the decree that he...
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April 29, 2017 - 5:16 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Access to Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia, has been blocked in Turkey, according to an internet censorship-monitoring network. Turkey Blocks, which calls itself an independent "digital transparency project" said users in Turkey have been unable to access all language editions...
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April 29, 2017 - 4:00 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — An internet censorship-monitoring network says Turkey has blocked Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia. Turkey Blocks, which calls itself an independent "digital transparency project," said users in Turkey have been unable to access all language editions of Wikipedia since Saturday...
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April 03, 2017 - 7:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law that could eventually allow internet providers to sell information about their customers' browsing habits. The bill scraps an online privacy regulation issued in October by the Federal Communications Commission to give consumers...
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