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Pima Community College needs help -- a lot of help. And Tucson business leaders can start by "visualizing and repurposing synergies that achieve a real win-win." Read more» 3

It stops Verizon’s zombie cookie in its tracks, but allows AT&T to keep charging customers extra if they want privacy. Read more»

Last week saw revelations that the FBI and the National Security Agency have been collecting Americans’ phone records en masse and that the agencies have access to data from nine tech companies. But secrecy around the programs has meant even basic questions are still unanswered. Here’s what we still don’t know. Read more»

Since 9/11, the government has been collecting enormous amounts of information on citizens. But most of the data grabbing is done in secret. What do we know about what the government knows? Here’s our reading guide to the government's growing surveillance. Read more»

AT&T has expanded its 4G LTE network to Tucson, the company said. The mobile network has the potential for speeds up to 10 times that of 3G networks. Competitor Verizon rolled out its Tucson-area 4G network in August 2011, and expanded it to Marana and Vail a few months ago. Read more»

In a natural disaster or other emergency, one of the first things you're likely to reach for is your cellphone. Landlines are disappearing. More than 30 percent of American households now rely exclusively on cellphones. Read more»

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, right, joins Hector Olavarria Tapia, Mexico's undersecretary of communications, signing an agreement Tuesday to fight the theft and cross-border trafficking of cellular devices.

U.S. and Mexican government officials signed an agreement Tuesday aimed at fighting theft and cross-border trafficking of cellular devices by making stolen cell phones and tablets unusable. Read more»

Children work in the computer lab at Kentucky Country Day School in Louisville, Ky., in 2009.

Federal regulators are finally telling phone companies how to comply with a rule requiring them to charge bargain prices to schools and libraries. Read more»

Students take a reading skills test in a school computer lab in Georgia.

As schools struggle for funding amid widespread budget cuts, there is growing evidence that a requirement to offer low-price connectivity has been widely neglected by federal regulators and at least one telecom giant. Read more»

The principle of net neutrality — the idea that Internet service providers must treat all traffic equally, and not privilege certain content by giving it more, or less, bandwidth — is one the FCC has been more aggressive about implementing under the Obama administration. Read more»

Do legislators vigorously back the agendas of their top patrons? Find out in this four-part series. Read more»

The stimulus package offers $7.2 billion in grants to spread high-speed Internet access, but three big players — AT&T, Verizon and Comcast — have decided not to apply for the funds, according to industry sources. Read more»