Jon Brodkin

AT&T and other carriers want to hide detailed 5G maps from FCC and public

AT&T and other mobile carriers are trying to hide detailed 5G maps from the public despite constantly touting the supposed pace and breadth of their 5G rollouts.

Comcast incorrectly charged 2,000 customers for exceeding data cap

Comcast's data-usage meter gave thousands of customers inaccurate readings for two months because of a software bug, causing the broadband provider to incorrectly charge about 2,000 users for exceeding their monthly data caps.

Comcast promised not to raise prices—guess what happened next

Comcast offered customers in Utah a "lifetime" price guarantee in order to compete against Google Fiber, then later violated the lifetime promise by raising those customers' prices, according to a lawsuit pending in a federal court.

US fiber broadband shortage: Only 30% of homes have fiber access

A new study commissioned by the Fiber Broadband Association finds that fiber broadband is now available to more than 30% of households across the US, and fiber networks should reach 50% of homes by 2025. But 50% coverage would, obviously, leave an

Verizon’s 5G network isn’t good enough to cover an entire NFL stadium

Verizon announced that its 5G service is available in 13 NFL stadiums but said the network is only able to cover "parts" of the seating areas.

New York City sues T-Mobile, alleging 'abusive' sales tactics

The New York City government sued T-Mobile, alleging that its Metro stores routinely use "abusive sales tactics" such as selling used phones as if they are new and charging customers for services they didn't order.

DOJ’s plan to make Dish the fourth major carrier has a fatal flaw

When the Department of Justice approved T-Mobile's purchase of Sprint, the DOJ's antitrust officials insisted that an unusual remedy could replace the competition lost in the merger.

The FCC has no idea how many people don’t have broadband access

A new broadband mapping system is starting to show just how inaccurate the Federal Communications Commission's connectivity data is.

Verizon sues Rochester to avoid paying 5G fees, says the FCC has its back

Verizon has sued the City of Rochester (NY) in order to avoid paying fees for deploying 5G equipment and fiber lines.