Grant GrossWashington Correspondent, IDG News Service

Grant Gross covers technology and telecom policy in the U.S. government for the IDG News Service, and is based in Washington, D.C.

Mayors voice support for AT&T deal with T-Mobile

AT&T says that more than 100 U.S. mayors have expressed support for the company's planned acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

Lawmaker touts AT&T deal with T-Mobile

A senior Republican congressman says the proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T could provide significant benefits to U.S. consumers.

Verizon posts revenue growth on mobile additions

Verizon Communications saw revenue rise 2.8 percent to $27.5 billion for the second quarter, largely driven by mobile subscriber additions.

AT&T revenue up on mobile data growth

AT&T added 5.6 million smartphones and a record number of other data devices to its mobile network during the second quarter.

Senator opposes AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile

Senator Herb Kohl of Wisconsin says he opposes AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA. The Democrat is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee.

Study: Ad networks not honoring do-not-track promises

Some ad networks are not living up to promises to stop tracking Web users after an opt out request, a study from Stanford University's Center for Internet Society says.

FCC moves toward implementing net neutrality rules

The FCC on Thursday took a procedural step toward publishing the net neutrality rules it adopted back in December in the Federal Register, the official U.S. government publication for agency rules.

US House approves patent reform bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve a bill that would overhaul the U.S. patent system and allow for a new review of patents after they are approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Report: FTC preparing to serve subpoenas to Google

The Federal Trade Commission is preparing to service Google with subpoenas related to an antitrust investigation, according to a news report.

FCC: Rural areas still lag in broadband speeds

Many rural areas in the U.S. lack access to mid-range broadband services, a report from two U.S. agencies says.

New bill would require mobile carriers to detail 4G speeds

A new bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would require mobile providers to detail minimum data speeds and give other information to customers.

AT&T says it needs T-Mobile spectrum

AT&T defended its reasons for proposing to acquire rival T-Mobile, dismissing complaints from critics that it's hoarding spectrum.

Advocacy group targets Apple as a tax 'cheater'

A liberal group is targeting Apple for its stance on returning foreign earnings to the U.S. at a low tax rate.

Sprint, others ask FCC to deny AT&T deal for T-Mobile

Sprint Nextel told the Federal Communications Commission that an AT&T/T-Mobile would create a duopoly in which AT&T and Verizon control more than three-quarters of the mobile market in the U.S. filed requests for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to block AT&T's proposed...

Senator blocks controversial copyright bill

Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, blocked a controversial copyright bill from going to a vote on the Senate floor.