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What to do if your internet goes down while you’re working from home

Your smartphone's WiFi hotspot feature is a temporary quick and dirty backup that could help if you need internet right now.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai arrives for his confirmation hearing for a second term as chair of the commission before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill July 19, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Comcast, Charter, Verizon, and dozens of other internet and phone providers have signed an FCC pledge to ‘keep Americans connected’ even i...

The pledge means that participating companies won't cut off your internet if you can't pay your bill, and late fees will be waived.
The 2020 census is moving online for the first time ever.

The number of Americans without reliable internet access may be way higher than the government’s estimate — and that could cause major pro...

The coronavirus is pushing people into a "digital first" society, and far more people could be left behind than the government's numbers estimate.

US appeals court says it won’t reconsider reversing the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said on Thursday it won't rehear an October decision that upheld the FCC repeal of net neutrality rules.

We just got our best look yet at Spotify’s mysterious music streaming gadget, the Car Thing, and it has built-in LTE wireless

A filing with the FCC shows off Spotify's mysterious Car Thing — which was announced in May, but not put up for sale.

A new anti-robocall law pummels spam callers with fines and pressures phone companies to stop robocalls in their tracks — but it won’t end...

The TRACED Act increases fines on spam callers and requires phone companies to stop robocalls and identify spoofed numbers with fake Caller IDs.
Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos both have grand plans to colonise space.

Amazon wants to skip a regulatory line to launch 3,236 high-speed internet satellites, but SpaceX is crying foul

Amazon missed a regulatory deadline 3 years ago for permission to launch internet-beaming satellites. Now the tech giant is asking the FCC for a pass.

‘988’ could soon be the ‘911’ of suicide prevention in the US, making it easier for anyone to call and get help

Suicide rates are skyrocketing in the US. While there's already a suicide prevention 1-800 number, proponents say the shorter code could save lives.
Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei.

Huawei is suing the FCC, which is trying to block it from providing equipment to rural America

The FCC last month cut Huawei off from a $8.5 billion pot of government subsidies designed to help rural communities buy telecoms equipment.
FCC chairman Ajit Pai.

Huawei snarled back at US attempts to freeze it out of $8.5 billion in mobile subsidies

FCC chairman Ajit Pai wants to stop USF dollars being used to make purchases from "any company – like Huawei – that poses a national security threat"