Category: Networking & Wireless

Cybersecurity, Networking & Wireless, Tech

Fact or Fallacy: Ransomware Targets Underfunded, Vulnerable Agency Networks

September 30, 2021

Via: StateTech Magazine

Ransomware is making headlines once again, as cybercriminals target high-profile organizations. A prominent example is Colonial Pipeline, a Texas-based oil pipeline system that shut down its entire fuel distribution following an attack in May. The attack resulted from a single […]

Cybersecurity, Networking & Wireless, Tech

T-Mobile confirms it was hacked after customer data posted online

August 17, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

T-Mobile has confirmed “unauthorized access” to its systems, days after a portion of customer data was listed for sale on a known cybercriminal forum. The U.S. cell giant, which last year completed a $26 billion merger with Sprint, confirmed an […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

Biden says he has deal to lower Internet prices, but the details will matter

July 29, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

A bipartisan infrastructure deal will provide $65 billion for broadband deployment and require ISPs that receive funding “to offer a low-cost affordable plan,” the White House said today. President Joe Biden pledged early in his term to lower Internet prices, […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Networking & Wireless, Tech

Smart City Technology Improves Community Safety Efforts in 2021 and Beyond

July 22, 2021

Via: StateTech Magazine

Cities are a living ecosystem with constantly evolving needs. 2020 was a clear example of this. The coronavirus pandemic tremendously challenged national, state and city government leaders around the world. Since then, cities and municipalities have dramatically changed day-to-day operations, […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

AT&T Q2 strong as 5G upgrade cycle bolsters revenue from device sales

July 22, 2021

Via: ZDnet

AT&T reported better-than-expected second quarter earnings due to 5G demand and customers upgrading their smartphones. The company also raised its outlook for 2021 after it added 789,000 net new postpaid phone subscribers, well ahead of estimates. AT&T’s report landed a […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

EU, UK investigate Facebook over classified ad competition

June 4, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

European Union and British regulators opened dual antitrust investigations Friday into whether Facebook distorts competition in the classified advertising market by using data to compete unfairly against rival services. The coordinated effort represents an escalation by European regulators in their […]

Networking & Wireless, Policy, State & Local, Tech

Washington, D.C., Eyes City Fiber Network as Key Element to Close Digital Divide

May 6, 2021

Via: StateTech Magazine

In the past year, the Washington, D.C., city government has rededicated itself to closing the digital divide with a community effort dubbed Tech Together D.C. To expand broadband access to all city residents, the district also plans to capitalize on […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

Huawei looks beyond 5G, announces plans to launch 6G tech in 2030

April 16, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Though it’s odd that Huawei is focusing on the tech this far in advance, nine years is hardly an impossible timeline to get 6G up and running. The first 4G LTE smartphone, Samsung’s Galaxy Indulge, released on February 10, 2011, […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

Dish tries to disrupt SpaceX’s Starlink plans as companies fight at FCC

March 3, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

SpaceX and Dish Network are fighting at the Federal Communications Commission over Dish’s attempt to block a key designation that SpaceX’s Starlink division needs in order to get FCC broadband funding. A SpaceX filing submitted yesterday said that Dish’s “baseless […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

The attack on the Capitol is fueling a backlash against social media

January 8, 2021

Via: Fortune

The shock waves from Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol continue to reverberate. And as Danielle explored in yesterday’s newsletter, the crisis is roiling social and online media, where the attack was discussed and planned ahead of time, incited in […]