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Manufacturers, others face growing 'ransomware,' 'phishing' attacks

Gregory Seay |

It was just after lunch on a warm day last July, when Empire Industries, a Manchester manufacturer of stainless steel products and specialty finishes, became a “ransomware'' target for the...

YES Network returns to Comcast after blackout

Patricia Daddona |

The YES Network, home to the New York Yankees, will return to Comcast’s Xfinity programming beginning March 31, just before the Major League Baseball season kicks off, both companies announced...

Frontier 4Q profits fall nearly 15%

Patricia Daddona |

Frontier Communications' profits tumbled 14.7 percent in the fourth quarter as the company worked to rectify non-paying subscriber accounts in three states.

Malloy named to FCC advisory board

Patricia Daddona |

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been named to the Federal Communication Commission's Intergovernmental Advisory Board (IAC), with Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz serving as his designee.

Comcast wraps $6M Hartford fiber expansion

Gregory Seay |

Comcast's completion of a $6 million expansion of its fiber-optic network in downtown Hartford will hasten the city's economic-development aims, authorities say.

PURA wraps Verizon strike probe

Matt Pilon |

The state's utilities regulator will not order Verizon to issue any refunds to Connecticut customers as a result of a 49-day labor strike that ended earlier this year.

Indiana retailer acquires Rocky Hill-based Wireless Zone

Patricia Daddona |

An Indianapolis-based Verizon retailer has purchased the Rocky-Hill based Wireless Zone franchise of 357 stores for an undisclosed sum.

Verizon Wireless officially 'WARNs' state of layoffs in Meriden, Wallingford

Patricia Daddona |

Verizon Wireless has submitted a letter to the state Department of Labor, outlining its plan to layoff more than 500 workers in its Wallingford and Meriden locations.

Frontier posts 3Q losses

Patricia Daddona |

Frontier Communications Corp. on Wednesday posted losses in the third quarter following the acquisition of Verizon's wireline properties in California, Texas and Florida.

Aetna to limit telework practice, cut back workforce

Patricia Daddona |

Hartford health insurer Aetna has informed employees it will cut back on a longstanding practice of allowing telework, offer voluntary early retirement and reduce part of its workforce.

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