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FCC Chairman Rebuild US Phone System
2013-11-21 12:12:34

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online On Tuesdays Tom Wheeler, the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), called for a complete rebuild of the American telephone system. Wheeler joined the FCC as chairman earlier this month, replacing Julius Genachowski. In a post this week on the FCC’s blog, Wheeler called for changes that would, in essence, completely rebuild the current century-old telephone system using Internet technology. “Our...

2013-11-19 23:25:11

European countries develop stance to limit consumer radiation exposure and support need for additional solutions. Novato, CA (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Green Swan Inc., a champion of safer cell phone usage, today announced the official launch of The Cell Spacer™, a device that puts distance between a mobile phone user’s head and headset to help consumers ensure compliance with FCC and industry standard regulations for safer cell phone use. The launch of The Cell Spacer comes amid...

New FCC Chairman: Revamp Unlocking Policy Or We’ll Regulate It For You
2013-11-15 17:57:03

Bryan Carpender for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online There’s a new sheriff in town and he’s showing wireless carriers some tough love. Newly minted chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Tom Wheeler is wasting no time getting to work. His first order of business was to urge mobile operators to agree to several reforms around policies pertaining to the hot-button issue of unlocking devices. The simple act of unlocking a cellphone became illegal last year...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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