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Government Debates Over Possible Move To Lift In-Flight Mobile Ban
2013-12-13 10:38:40

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to consider whether the decades-old ban on in-flight mobile phones should be lifted. On the same day the federal Department of Transportation, along with three members of Congress, asked for legislation to hang up calls on planes altogether. The Secretary of Transportation Anthony Fox released a statement noting that he is considering the possibility of banning in-flight...

Spectrum Auction Delayed Until 2015
2013-12-07 05:30:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A planned television spectrum auction intended to bolster wireless services has been delayed until 2015, US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler announced on Friday. The decision to postpone the auction, during which the FCC will attempt to buy back airwaves from TV stations and license them to wireless carriers, was  “widely expected,” according to Gautham Nagesh of the Wall Street Journal. The...

Gates, Zuckerberg Show Financial Support For EducationSuperhighway
2013-12-05 05:03:21

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While many teachers probably think some students spend too much time on social media sites such as Facebook, the social network’s founder is among several philanthropists who have pledged millions that could help bring the Internet to public school classrooms across America. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft founder Bill Gates are among those who have pledged millions to the San Francisco-based nonprofit...

2013-12-02 23:23:01

Organization reinforces the development of innovative and cost-effective broadband internet policies. Bluffton, IN (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), a membership organization that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the wireless Internet service provider industry, congratulates newly appointed Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Tom Wheeler, and Commissioner Michael O’Rielly. In letters sent to the...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.