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Recent articles by Jon:

Huawei fires back, points to US’ history of spying on phone networks

Huawei: Accessing networks without carriers' permission "would be impossible." → Read More

Frontier, nearing bankruptcy, faces scrutiny over weeks-long phone outages

Frontier's 20-day repair times have US senator from Wisconsin demanding action. → Read More

US says it can prove Huawei has backdoor access to mobile-phone networks

US hasn't made evidence public but reportedly shared it with UK and Germany. → Read More

Goodbye, Sprint: US judge approves T-Mobile’s purchase of competitor

Judge rejects claim that merger will raise prices, allows $26 billion deal. → Read More

The Iowa caucuses were a comedy of tech errors and poor planning

Poor planning, broken app, and jammed phone lines led to disaster. → Read More

Comcast “not welcome” here: Customers protest sale of tiny cable company

"I'd rather have no Internet service than give one penny to Comcast." → Read More

Ajit Pai defeats another attempt to restore FCC’s net neutrality rules

Repeal still intact, but appealing to the Supreme Court is an option. → Read More

SpaceX plans likely spinoff and IPO for Starlink broadband division

Starlink "likely to spin out and go public," SpaceX president says. → Read More

FCC data fails to count 21 million people without broadband, study finds

FCC says 21M Americans lack broadband, but a study found it's actually over 42M. → Read More

Google Fiber kills TV service, focuses on broadband and YouTube TV

Fiber TV no longer available to new customers, but YouTube TV is. → Read More

FCC accuses carriers of being “gateways” for foreign robocallers

FCC suggests potential “enforcement actions” in letters to seven phone companies. → Read More

AT&T is doing exactly what it told Congress it wouldn’t do with Time Warner

AT&T limiting Time Warner shows to HBO Max despite promise to Congress. → Read More

Record labels want to ask potential jurors: Do you read Ars Technica?

Labels suing ISP want to know if jurors read Ars, use BitTorrent, or support EFF. → Read More

Ajit Pai: Carrier sales of phone-location data is illegal, FCC plans punishment

Pai tells lawmakers that "one or more wireless carriers" violated US law. → Read More

Ajit Pai’s “surprise” change makes it harder to get FCC broadband funding

Nearly 30 states may have “eligibility reduced or eliminated,” Democrat says. → Read More

AT&T slashed billions from network spending, cut tens of thousands of jobs

Despite government favors, AT&T capital spending and employment keep declining. → Read More

AT&T loses another 1.2 million TV subscribers as DirecTV keeps tanking

AT&T began 2019 with 24.5 million premium-TV customers, ended with 20.4 million. → Read More

Ajit Pai promised faster broadband expansion—Comcast cut spending instead

Despite net neutrality repeal, Comcast spent less on expanding cable network. → Read More

Verizon brings 5G to the Super Bowl—for part of the stadium, anyway

It looks like Verizon 5G still can't cover a whole NFL stadium. → Read More

CenturyLink, Frontier took FCC cash, failed to deploy all required broadband

ISPs fell short of interim deadlines, leaving Americans without service. → Read More