AT&T puts U.S. fiber investment on pause after Obama net neutrality push

The possibility of strong net neutrality rules in the U.S. has AT&T pulling back on its high-speed Internet promises. AT&T announced Wednesday that it would stop an infrastructure investment that would have brought faster broadband connections to a 100 U.S. cities, reports Reuters. AT&T’s decision to “pause” its plans to deploy fiber connections around the U.S.

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Verizon is launching a tech news site that bans stories on U.S. spying

Verizon is getting into the news business. What could go wrong? The most-valuable, second-richest telecommunications company in the world is bankrolling a technology news site called SugarString.com. The publication, which is now hiring its first full-time editors and reporters, is meant to rival major tech websites like Wired and the Verge while bringing in a potentially giant mainstream audience to beat those competitors at their own game.

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