Orange County, Virginia, High School students study history and build websites using Apple Inc. laptops, Google Inc. software and a Comcast Corp. broadband connection subsidized by U.S. telephone consumers.
U.S. broadcasters said they’re near an agreement to share frequencies with the Defense Department, a move that could help free airwaves for use by mobile providers led by Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc.
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives asked for a hearing on Verizon Wireless’s proposed $3.6 billion purchase of airwaves from a group of cable companies led by Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc.
Concerns are building among members of the U.S. Congress over AT&T Inc.’s proposed $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA Inc., as a Democratic senator urged the government to block the deal and three other lawmakers criticized it.
Tesla Motors Inc., labeled a “loser” by Mitt Romney during the U.S. election, repaid its taxpayer-supported loan, giving President Barack Obama’s green- energy strategy a win after almost two years of failures pounced upon by Republicans.