On Monday, Verizon Communications Inc., AT&T Inc., the two largest U.S. wireless carriers, and US cable giant Comcast all said they have agreed that through June 30, they won't cancel service or charge late fees to customers who can't pay their bills because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read the rest
A federal judge has approved T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint.
Long opposed by consumer advocates, the mega-merger will combine America's 3rd and 4th-largest wireless carriers. Read the rest
• 'U.S. tech giants are considering alternatives to Hong Kong as a global data hub after national security officials upended plans for a trans-Pacific internet link to the territory, according to people familiar with the matter.' —- WSJ Read the rest
The Trump White House says it is working with U.S. technology companies to develop software for next-generation 5G telecommunications networks, in an effort to reduce reliance on China’s Huawei.
Companies involved in the effort include Dell, Microsoft and AT&T, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said. Read the rest
U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed a new rule to allow carriers to block robocalls. “The American people are fed up with illegal robocalls,” he said. Read the rest