AT&T Inc. proposed offering digital- only telephone service in towns in Alabama and Florida as it moves toward abandoning its aging copper-wire network and escaping the U.S. regulation that goes with it.
Internet-service providers led by AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. are being urged by U.S. regulators to help users fend off malicious software that can turn home computers into stealthy weapons for criminal enterprises.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski lives by his Apple iPad. He reads speeches off it. He marvels at using an app to identify constellations in the night sky. He wants everybody to be as connected as he is.