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Marguerite Reardon


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Recent articles by Maggie:

FCC commissioner wants Huawei gear out of US networks

Democrat Geoffrey Starks says the US government should fund rural carriers and rip and replace risky Chinese telecom gear. → Read More

5G phones and your health: What you need to know

The rollout of 5G using super high-frequency radio airwaves has ignited old fears about cellphone radiation risks. Here’s what you need to know. → Read More

DOJ edges closer to T-Mobile-Sprint approval

The Justice Department could approve the deal as early as next week if the companies agree to divest spectrum to help create another wireless competitor, The New York Times reports. → Read More

One year after the net neutrality repeal: What you need to know

A year after the Obama-era rules were wiped from the books, net neutrality supporters continue to pressure Congress and await a federal appeals court decision. → Read More

FCC's robocall blocking plan may finally give you some relief

The agency is giving wireless carriers the greenlight to block these annoying calls by default. → Read More

Don't let your smartphone track you

Ask Maggie offers some tips to keep your device and apps from snooping on you. → Read More

New Harry Potter books to provide deep dive into wizarding world

Four new e-books will provide nitty-gritty details and background on your favorite wizarding subjects taught at Hogwarts. → Read More

FCC Chairman addresses 5G safety concerns in letters to lawmakers

Ajit Pai says he's confident that 5G networks are safe. → Read More

Senate passes bill to curb robocalls

Republicans and Democrats agree on at least one thing: Robocalls must be stopped. → Read More

Report says DOJ may try to block T-Mobile/Sprint deal

Bloomberg is reporting that the Department of Justice doesn't think FCC conditions will resolve antitrust concerns. → Read More

Officials warn 5G networks could wreak havoc on weather forecasting

The head of NOAA says that interference from 5G networks in the 24 GHz band could result in less accurate predictions for hurricanes. → Read More

Google Assistant gets more accessible, inspired by a brother's love

Lorenzo Caggioni is working to make Google Home better for people who don't speak -- like his brother. → Read More

Democratic FCC commissioner says Trump tariffs will hurt 5G

Jessica Rosenworcel reiterates in a tweet Friday that the 25% tariffs on Chinese imports will jeopardize US leadership on the next-generation wireless. → Read More

FCC says revised broadband report still shows digital divide closing

The updated version of the report shows an 18% improvement in broadband deployment. → Read More

AT&T misses on revenue, loses more DirecTV Now customers

Media properties like 'Aquaman' and 'Game of Thrones' are bright spots for the company, while the wireless and pay TV businesses face hefty competition. → Read More

White House and FCC unveil 5G push and $20B fund for rural broadband

It's part of a plan to position the US ahead of global rivals, says FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. → Read More

Congress wants to put a stop to illegal robocalls

At a hearing on Capitol Hill, lawmakers express frustration and question experts on what it'll take to end these annoying calls. → Read More

Libraries lean on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to reel you in

From pithy tweets to Insta Novels on Instagram, libraries around the world are using social media to entertain and reach their audiences. → Read More

Democrats’ net neutrality bill passes House

But Republicans in the Senate promise to shut it down before it gets a vote in that chamber. → Read More

Carla Hayden has an audacious plan to make Library of Congress available to you online

She wants to bring everything the Library of Congress has to offer to you online. → Read More