Executives from AT&T and Time Warner testified Wednesday that the companies need to merge to keep up with tech giants such as Facebook and Google. AT&T's data capabilities would help Time Warner better serve consumers, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes said.
Providing a full array of scalable networking services to enterprises has proved difficult because of delays in interoperability testing and a lack of consistency in automating network functions, Verizon's Vickie Lonker said.
TDS Telecom hailed the Federal Communications Commission's new plan for the Alternative-Connect America Cost Model, saying it would boost the rural provider's ability to provide business data services.
USTelecom's Vice President of Law & Policy, Kevin Rupy, testified before the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation this week on the issue of robocalls. During his testimony, Rupy emphasized the increasing number of tools available to consumers to label and block robocalls, including many deployed by USTelecom's member companies.
Best Buy will team up with Amazon this summer to sell 10 models of Fire TV Edition smart TVs from Toshiba and Insignia through its stores and website. The models can also be purchased through Amazon's website, where Best Buy will be listed as a third-party seller for the first time.
Tech experts open up with 15 tips for building in cybersecurity during the development process. Tips include incorporating threat modeling, knowing where to devote time and resources, and fostering a culture of cybersecurity throughout the company.
A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Wednesday approved four bills designed to secure energy infrastructure from cyberattacks. The bills would create new programs to protect electric grids and pipelines and would enhance the Department of Energy's cybersecurity focus.