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Trump to meet with top executives on wireless tech, drones

June 20, 2017 By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss advanced wireless technologies and drones on Thursday with top executives at AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, T-Mobile US Inc and other firms, focusing on how government can create the right environment for breakthroughs. AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure and CenturyLink Inc CEO Glen Post will be among the executives discussing advanced technologies such as unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, 5G wireless technologies and universal broadband, officials said. White House press secretary…

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Telus to invest C$4.2 billion in Alberta through 2020

June 5, 2017 (Reuters) – Canada’s Telus Corp said it would spend C$4.2 billion ($3.11 billion) on new broadband and wireless infrastructure in Alberta by 2020, as it tries to stay ahead in a highly competitive market. Telus, which has been attracting more postpaid wireless customers amid heightened competition, said it would invest more than C$900 million this year alone in Alberta. The company is in a heated battle with Shaw Communications Inc, which has recently beefed up its high-speed internet and cable TV products. The strong growth for both…

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Director Francis Ford Coppola weighs in on preserving net neutrality

May 8, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Francis Ford Coppola, director of classic films such as “The Godfather” and “Apocalypse Now,” has sent a letter to the top U.S. telecommunications regulator to urge support for “net neutrality,” which prevents internet companies from blocking, throttling or giving “fast lanes” to particular websites. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, named by President Donald Trump in January, has said that he plans to scrap a 2015 internet conduct standard aimed at preventing broadband providers from favoring their content over others. In the letter released…

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