SoCal utility will buy 80MWh of battery storage from Tesla after methane leak

After Aliso Canyon disaster, California ordered utilities to invest in storage. sci tech news Continue reading SoCal utility will buy 80MWh of battery storage from Tesla after methane leak

Muni ISP forced to shut off fiber-to-the-home Internet after court ruling

Court ruling preserved NC state law that prevents muni broadband expansion. sci tech news Continue reading Muni ISP forced to shut off fiber-to-the-home Internet after court ruling

Verizon Wireless data meter accuracy questioned after $9,100 bill

Verizon waived bill after bad publicity, but many other users report problems. sci tech news Continue reading Verizon Wireless data meter accuracy questioned after $9,100 bill

FCC Republicans refused to give Congress net neutrality documents

“Your refusal to cooperate… is unacceptable,” lawmaker tells Pai and O’Rielly. sci tech news Continue reading FCC Republicans refused to give Congress net neutrality documents

After “lewd acts,” NYC’s free Internet kiosks disable Web browsing

LinkNYC disables Web browsing on tablets until better solution is found. sci tech news Continue reading After “lewd acts,” NYC’s free Internet kiosks disable Web browsing

Legislation would eliminate state laws that restrict city Internet services

It’s a long shot, but muni broadband advocates aren’t giving up after court loss. sci tech news Continue reading Legislation would eliminate state laws that restrict city Internet services

NYC threatens to sue Verizon over FiOS shortfalls

Default notice sent to Verizon is first step toward a lawsuit. sci tech news Continue reading NYC threatens to sue Verizon over FiOS shortfalls

2 million fake accounts later, Wells Fargo drops sales quotas for its employees

Bank has not promised it will stop cross-selling products entirely, despite a temporary hold. sci tech news Continue reading 2 million fake accounts later, Wells Fargo drops sales quotas for its employees

AT&T changes mind about denying discounted service to poor people

AT&T pressured into honoring discounted Internet requirement throughout network. sci tech news Continue reading AT&T changes mind about denying discounted service to poor people

Samsung sells HP its printer segment plus 6,500 patents for $1.05B

HP wants to “disrupt and reinvent the $55 billion copier industry.” sci tech news Continue reading Samsung sells HP its printer segment plus 6,500 patents for $1.05B