Sprint Barred From Shutting Off Low-Income Users' Internet

By Jenna Ebersole (November 6, 2015, 1:50 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked Sprint Corp. from shutting down at midnight on Thursday a network that services as many as 300,000 low-income and disadvantaged users across the country, ruling that a group of nonprofits challenging the shutdown had shown that it will likely succeed.

Massachusetts Superior Court Justice Janet L. Sanders ordered a 90-day preliminary injunction on Sprint's intent to shut down a network that allows access for nonprofits, schools and libraries, saying in an order released by one of the nonprofits that there was a potential for harm. The former Clearwire Corp. was contracted to provide the...

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