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2014-07-02 20:22:33

Says cell phone signal boosters expand coverage in fringe areas... DALLAS, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 1, 2013 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implemented new technical standards for cellular signal boosters. Although the Report and Order actually promotes their benefits, numerous negative and misleading articles and blogs persisted on the internet for months prior to its implementation. Headlines such as "FCC Shuts Down 2M Signal Boosters" or "Looming Deadline...

2014-06-26 16:24:37

FairPoint Communications and NETC plan to ultimately connect more than 300 healthcare facilities in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont PORTLAND, Maine, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New England Telehealth Consortium (NETC), which is working with FairPoint Communications to link healthcare facilities in northern New England to the NETC network, recently made its 250(th) connection. FairPoint is providing Carrier Ethernet Services (CES) to the NETC sites in Maine, New Hampshire and...

2014-06-24 08:27:36

CSRIC-Designated Engineering Firm Shows TruePosition Technology Can Satisfy 50-Meter Location Requirements in Proposed FCC Rule BERWYN, Pa., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An independent study of indoor tests of a hybrid wireless location technology was submitted today to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Submitted by one of the Nation's leading wireless location engineering firms, TechnoCom, the study clearly demonstrates that existing technologies can satisfy location...

2014-06-20 12:25:41

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert McDowell, former FCC Commissioner (2006 - 2013) and current Visiting Fellow at Hudson Institute, is testifying today before the United States House Committee on the Judiciary. The hearing - "Net Neutrality: Is Antitrust Law More Effective than Regulation in Protecting Consumers and Innovation" - comes as the FCC examines new "open Internet" rules. McDowell argues that the Internet should remain open with minimal government...

FCC Finds Broadband Speeds Are Still Lacking For Some Customers
2014-06-19 09:57:56

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its latest "Measuring Broadband America" report, and it found that the nation's top ISPs are in fact generally delivering the promised speeds. However some providers are less consistent in many cases. This year's study by the FCC tested upload and download speeds of broadband services, and more importantly looked into the consistency of the speeds. The FCC looked into...

2014-06-18 16:29:08

FiOS Customers Benefit From Ultra-Fast Upload and Download Speeds, Consistency and Reliability of Service WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday (June 18) issued its "Measuring Broadband America Fixed Report" on broadband speed and reliability testing for residential broadband service. This is the fourth broadband report issued by the FCC in conjunction with SamKnows, an independent company that tests broadband performance. The...

2014-06-18 16:28:47

Exede service ranked No. 1 again in delivering advertised speeds CARLSBAD, Calif., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Exede(®) high-speed satellite Internet from ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) led all other Internet services in delivering advertised speeds in the FCC 2014 Measuring Broadband America report released today. The report measures actual service performance of fixed broadband subscribers and Exede service delivered approximately 140 percent of its...

2014-06-17 08:26:06

FCC's Tom Wheeler and Mignon Clyburn Set to Open and Close CCA WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CCA today announced the keynote line-up for its Annual Convention set to take place September 7-10 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Keynote speakers will include a wide array of industry thought leaders from government agencies, device manufacturers, infrastructure companies and wireless carriers. "CCA's Annual Convention keynote program brings our industry's top thinkers...

netflix verizon spat
2014-06-15 05:26:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The ongoing spat between Netflix and Verizon over who is to blame for slow video streaming speeds has gotten the attention of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as various media outlets reported late last week that the agency will investigate to find the source of the problem. Adam Chandler of The Wire reports the FCC is currently in the fact-finding stage, as they are gathering information pertaining to the...

2014-06-13 23:04:02

In advance of a key vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set for early July, a broad and diverse coalition of 106 organizations sent a letter with detailed recommendations to the FCC today, urging it to modernize and expand the E-rate program—the federal government’s program for connecting the nation’s schools and libraries to the internet. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 In advance of a key vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set for early July,...


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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'