Sprint Kicks LightSquared to the Curb
Sprint is going to cancel its 15-year LTE 4G wireless network contract with LightSquared, according to the Wall Street Journal. Citing people familiar with Sprint's plans, the nation's third-largest network operator will walk away from the deal on Friday and return approximately $65 million in payments it had received from LightSquared. Sprint partnered with LightSquared last year in hopes of sharing the costs to deploy LTE 4G mobile broadband networks. Sprint's contract with LightSquared was contingent upon LightSquared gaining FCC approval to operate its network in the L-band satellite spectrum. The FCC revoked LightSquared's provisional waiver and decided that the GPS-related interference risks are too great. Sprint will now forge ahead with long-time 4G partner Clearwire in creating its LTE network.
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Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.
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The FCC this week released its findings concerning the state of broadband in the U.S. and the news is mixed.
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ZTE has agreed to preliminary terms with the Commerce Department that will eventually allow it to get back to business. The company has effectively shut down in the wake of a Commerce Department ban that prevents the company from using U.S.
"Sprint will now forage ahead with long-time 4G partner WiMax in creating its LTE network"