• coronavirus Mar 31

    Slow Internet? No Internet? Broadband Help for Families During Virus Crisis

    As millions are studying and working from home, that surge in online traffic can lead to slowdown for everyone in the household.

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    Iran Internet Slowly Revives; US Sanctions Telecom Minister

    The internet slowly trickled back on in Iran on Friday after a dayslong shutdown by authorities amid protests and unrest that followed government-set gasoline prices sharply rising, as the U.S. sanctioned the country’s prominent telecommunications minister over the outage. A week after the gasoline hike, the loosening of the internet shutdown suggests Iran’s government believes it put down the demonstrations...

  • United States Oct 9, 2019

    DC, Prince George's County Offer Free Tech Courses

    A nonprofit organization is offering vital technology skills to residents in D.C. and Prince George’s County – and it’s completely free. News4’s Mark Segraves spoke with one woman who says the classes have helped her advance in her career.

  • Maryland Aug 20, 2019

    Maryland to Invest $9.9M in Rural Broadband Network

    The state of Maryland is making available nearly $10 million for efforts to bring reliable and affordable internet service to residents of rural communities.

  • Associated Press Jun 10, 2019

    As Homework Moves Online, Millions Lack Home Internet

    With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd’s homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone? On the tiny screen, she switches between web pages for research projects, losing track of tabs whenever friends send messages. She uses her thumbs to tap out school papers, but when glitches keep her from...

  • Amazon Jan 5, 2019

    As More Media Companies Start Online Video Services, Streaming Could Get Expensive for Consumers

    Streaming TV may never again be as simple, or as affordable, as it is now. Big media companies such as Disney and WarnerMedia are creating their own streaming services in an effort to shoulder aside more inclusive video services such as Netflix. They’re expected to launch later in 2019. That doesn’t just mean additional competition. The new options will also...

  • Arizona Nov 12, 2018

    Firefighters Able to Hold Woolsey Containment, But Danger Remains

    Despite the return of threatening Santa Ana winds, a combined force of firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties was able to hold the blaze within containment lines Sunday, but officials warned that unburned areas in that footprint and to the south continued to pose danger.

  • Donald Trump Oct 1, 2018

    As 5G Wireless Internet Debuts in 4 US Cities, Can It Replace Broadband?

    Cellular companies such as Verizon are looking to challenge traditional cable companies with residential internet service that promises to be ultra-fast, affordable and wireless. Using an emerging wireless technology known as 5G, Verizon’s 5G Home service provides an alternative to cable for connecting laptops, phones, TVs and other devices over Wi-Fi. It launches in four U.S. cities on Monday. Verizon...

  • Donald Trump Sep 20, 2018

    Investigation: How Puerto Rico's Most Vulnerable Died After Hurricane Maria

    Disabled and elderly people were discharged from overwhelmed hospitals with bedsores that led to fatal infections. Medical oxygen ran out. People caught lung infections in sweltering private nursing homes and state facilities. Kidney patients got abbreviated treatments from dialysis centers that lacked generator fuel and fresh water, despite pleas for federal and local officials to treat them as a higher...

  • Donald Trump Sep 15, 2018

    Trump Claims Maria Death Toll Rose ‘Like Magic'

    As Tropical Storm Florence inundated the Carolinas on Friday, President Donald Trump circled back to his claim that the official death toll from a devastating storm a year earlier in Puerto Rico was inflated and said the number of dead seemed to rise from double digits to 3,000 “like magic.” Public health experts have estimated that nearly 3,000 perished because...

  • Donald Trump Sep 14, 2018

    Trump: ‘3000 People Did Not Die' in Puerto Rico Hurricanes, Blames Democrats for Raised Death Toll

    President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the official conclusion that nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico from last year’s Hurricane Maria, arguing without evidence that the number was wrong and calling it a plot by Democrats to make him “look as bad as possible.” As Hurricane Florence approached the Carolinas, the president picked a fresh fight over his administration’s...

  • United States Aug 18, 2018

    How to Make Sure You're Getting the Internet Speeds You Pay for

    When you sign up for home internet, you often pay a certain price based on the speed of your connection. The faster it is, the more you pay. It’s important to know how to check if you’re getting what you pay for. You might be surprised to find that you’re not, in which case a call to your internet company...

  • PRESIDENT Jul 2, 2018

    Rocket Crashes Seconds After Launch

    A small rocket from Japanese startup Interstellar Technologies crashed just seconds after liftoff in Hokkaido, Japan, on June 30, 2018. This was the second failed launch from the company.

  • PRESIDENT Jul 2, 2018

    Japanese Startup's Rocket Flames Out on Liftoff

    A rocket developed by a Japanese startup company burst into flames seconds after a failed liftoff Saturday in northern Japan. The MOMO-2 rocket, developed by Interstellar Technologies, was launched in Taiki town on Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost main island. It was supposed to reach as high as 100 kilometers (62 miles) into space. Television footage showed that the 10-meter (33-foot) pencil...

  • United States Mar 19, 2018

    Utility Crews Work to Restore Power Day After Storm

    Thousands of D.C.-area residents are still feeling the impact of the strong wind after a second day without power. Darcy Spencer reports crews are trying to clean up and restore utilities.

  • Instagram Jan 11, 2018

    Ecuador Grants Nationality to WikiLeaks Founder

    Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living in asylum at the nation’s embassy in London for more than five years. The nation’s foreign minister announced Thursday that officials had decided to permit Assange’s naturalization while they look for ways to resolve his situation.

  • VMS Dec 15, 2017

    What Happens Next After FCC's Net Neutrality Decision

    Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan explains what happens next after the FCC vote to repeal Obama-era “net neutrality” rules.

  • CEO Dec 14, 2017

    As ‘Net Neutrality' Vote Nears, Some Brace for a Long Fight

    As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight. The Thursday vote scheduled at the Federal Communications Commission could usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet, a radical departure from more than a decade of federal oversight. The proposal...

  • Twitter Oct 6, 2017

    'Goodbye': AOL's AIM to Sign Off for Good

    Internet service provider AOL will shut down its once-ubiquitous instant messaging service AIM in December, the company announced on Twitter Friday. “All good things come to an end. On Dec. 15, we’ll bid farewell to AIM. Thank you to all our users! #AIMemories,” the company tweeted, including a link to a press release announcing the the end of the service....

  • Massachusetts Sep 29, 2017

    Feds Rush Aid to Puerto Rico While Trump Tweets About the Territory's Debt

    The U.S. ramped up its response Monday to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, even as President Donald Trump brought up the island’s struggles before Hurricane Maria struck — including “billions of dollars” in debt to “Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with.” The Trump administration has tried to blunt criticism that its response to Hurricane...

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