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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

Lawmakers question AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile

Some U.S. lawmakers fear that AT&T's proposed acquisition of rival mobile carrier T-Mobile USA would give customers fewer choices and drive up prices.

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Senate panel approves controversial copyright bill

A Senate committee approved a controversial copyright protection bill that would allow the Department of Justice to seek court orders requiring search engines and Internet service providers to stop sending traffic to Websites accused of infringing copyright.

Groups ask U.S. agencies to reject AT&T, T-Mobile deal

Three antitrust experts called on U.S. agencies to reject AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

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Senators: New smartphone tracking law needed

Two senators call for new online privacy laws.

LimeWire agrees to pay $105 million to record labels

LimeWire settles a copyright infringement case brought by record labels.

End of an era: Microsoft antitrust oversight ends

A 13-year antitrust case in the U.S. against Microsoft ends Thursday.

Senators question AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile USA

At a Senate hearing Wednesday, several senators raised concerns about AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

Senator questions Google on Wi-Fi snooping

A U.S. senator resurrected year-old questions about Google Street View cars sniffing Wi-Fi networks during Tuesday's Senate hearings on data collection.

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Privacy groups support new do-not-track bill

Privacy and civil liberties groups support a new online do-not-track bill.

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Groups ask FCC to investigate AT&T broadband caps

Two groups are calling for an FCC investigation of AT&T's new broadband caps.