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Google loses Pentagon fuel subsidy on private jets

A deal letting Google's Sergey Brin and Larry Page buy discounted jet fuel from the Pentagon ends, according to a new report.

By Sep. 13, 2013


FCC proposes $14M in fines over abuse of phone subsidy program

Five wireless carriers allegedly signed up thousands of consumers to multiple subsidies despite rules permitting one subsidy per person.

By Oct. 1, 2013


On T-Mobile killing the subsidy: It's about time

commentary The carrier looks to make good on its promise to disrupt the industry in its 'challenger role.' That's a good thing for consumers.

By Dec. 7, 2012


Intel denies $100 subsidy on ultrabooks

An Asia-based report had claimed that the chipmaker was offering PC makers a $100 subsidy in order to bring down ultrabook pricing. But Intel today says that's false.

By Dec. 1, 2011


Maroon 5, Missy Elliot among artists opposing Pandora subsidy

The 125 artists who signed the letter, including 40 Grammy winners, say they're "big fans" of Pandora but don't want it to cut their royalty payments.

By Nov. 14, 2012


The phone subsidy is paid off, so why is my monthly bill still high?

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why carriers continue to charge the same monthly service fee even after your phone subsidy is paid. She also explains T-Mobile's prepaid offerings.

By Mar. 8, 2013


FCC reforms phone subsidy program for the poor

The feds adopt major reforms to a subsidy program for low-income families and introduce a new pilot program to subsidize broadband.

By Jan. 31, 2012


FCC chairman proposes changes to subsidy program

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is getting the agency ready to revise the Universal Service Fund, which subsidizes phone service and helps provide Internet to schools and libraries.

By Feb. 7, 2011


Wind could be next great farming subsidy

Puget Sound Energy deal shows another example of wind energy symbiosis with farmers.

By May. 19, 2010


iPhone 3G: $100 to make, $325 subsidy -- really?

iPhone 3G: $100 to make, $325 subsidy -- really?

By Jun. 19, 2008