News of Note—Verizon’s Congressional inquiry, Xfinity Mobile’s new promotion, AT&T job cuts, and more

news of note

Here are the stories were following today:

> One of the unintended consequences of the 600 Mhz spectrum auction appears to be a dramatic increase in the costs of theater productions at U.S. schools. Wired article

> T-Mobile outlined U.S. government requests for data on its customers. PhoneArena article

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> Verizon could face a congressional inquiry into the company's throttling of California firefighters’ data speeds. Ars Technica article

> Sprint's CEO visited one of the company's cell towers. Inside Towers article

> Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile is offering $300 to customers who buy some of its smartphones. Prepaid Phone News article

According to a new report, major telecom companies are using robocall tactics to fight net neutrality legislation. Motherboard article

> AT&T is at the center of a new article outlining the company's closure of its call centers amid an increase in the company's revenues from tax reform. The Guardian article


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