Telecommunications


UM System rural broadband plan to be unveiled Wednesday

The UM System Broadband Leadership Team will host a live public webinar Wednesday to introduce the University’s plan that will bring broadband to Bollinger County in southeast Missouri, according to a Monday news release. A live, public webinar titled "Bringing… more

Sprint Fades Into History; It’s Now New T-Mobile

It's no April Fool's joke: Sprint Corp., once the crown jewel of business and employment in the Kansas City region, is no more.  T-Mobile US announced today that it has officially completed its merger with Sprint Corp. In its place… more

U.S. Job Report Strong Amid Coronavirus Concerns

The global coronavirus outbreak hasn't hurt the strong U.S. labor market ... yet. Unemployment in February dropped slightly, to 3.5 percent from 3.6 percent in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, national payrolls rose by 273,000… more

The New T-Mobile Is Here

A federal judge has ruled that the long-awaited $26-billion merger between Sprint and T-Mobile is good to go. Several states had filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the deal, which was the last step in the merger of Overland Park-based Sprint… more

Sprint Losses Near $400M So Far This Year

Sprint Corp. reported a net loss of $274 million during its fiscal-year second quarter, bringing its year-to-date total losses to $393 million. That's quite a contrast from the same period last year, when Sprint earned $380 million. The company recently… more

UBS: ‘Proceed With Caution’ In This Economy

No, there isn't a sure sign of a recession hitting the U.S. economy any time in the near future, but investors should be aware that there are some elements in place that could create a slight downturn, or at least… more

KC Area Leads Kansas Job Growth

Kansas counties in the Kansas City metropolitan area led the rest of the state in job growth over the past year, according to the recently released Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) 2019 Kansas Economic Report. Total employment in the area,… more

State AG Lawsuits Against Sprint, T-Mobile Merger Keep Coming

Pennsylvania is the latest state to join a coalition of 18 attorneys general suing to challenge Sprint's merger with T-Mobile, and an analyst said that if they are successful in court, T-Mobile would likely back out of the deal.  “The… more

World Cup Economic Impact On KC Would ‘Dwarf’ Super Bowl

If some of the men's 2026 FIFA World Cup games are played in Kansas City, the economic impact on the local area would likely double that of a Super Bowl, speakers said Tuesday during a panel discussion at Children's Mercy… more

Gov. Parson Has a Democratic Challenger

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, a Democrat, has put her hat in the ring to challenge Republic Gov. Mike Parson for the office in the August of 2020 election. Galloway, from Columbia, late last month publicly asked Parson to take… more