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2014-06-03 04:40:27

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To twist Shakespeare a bit: An Internet connection by any speed will have the same name. That is "broadband," but what exactly does it mean in the post-dial up era? On Monday various media outlets reported that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may be considering a new definition for "broadband," a term which it is currently defined as high-speed Internet of 4Mbps second or faster. The new definition would raise the minimum...

FCC Fines Sprint For Do Not Call Infractions
2014-05-20 09:51:39

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Those people who hate to open their phone bill every month probably felt some karmic justice on Monday when Sprint agreed to pay $7.5 million to resolve a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Enforcement Bureau investigation of the mobile wireless company's failure to respect the "Do Not Call" list. The FCC found that the company failed to honor consumer requests to opt out of phone and text marketing communications. The FCC on...

2014-05-19 23:11:28

The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) Applauds FCC’s Comments Regarding Needing to Clarify intent of TCPA Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) http://www.aaham.org , a professional association, applauds the recent comments made by FCC commissioner, Michael O’Reilly regarding providing clarity to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which prohibits unwanted telephone calls...

2014-05-19 23:05:48

Advantage Engineers, LLC was recently awarded a contract to provide engineering services for the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). The contract will support the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Connect America Fund initiative. Columbia, Maryland (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Advantage Engineers, LLC was recently awarded a contract to provide engineering services for the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). The contract will support the Federal Communications...

2014-05-19 16:23:05

Strategy Analytics Predicts "Stars are Aligning for Seamless Broadband Services" BOSTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T's planned acquisition of DirecTV offers benefits in the form of a nationwide footprint for AT&T as a Video Over the Top (OTT) and pay TV operator and ties in with the company's already strong IPTV, broadband and wireless businesses, according to new research from Strategy Analytics' Service Provider Strategies and Wireless Networks & Platforms services....

2014-05-17 23:01:19

The Federal Communications Commission this week voted 3-2 to establish new net neutrality rules that would prevent broadband networks from selectively blocking traffic, but allowing those companies to enter into deals with content providers for preferred access to their networks in “commercially reasonable” ways. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 The Federal Communications Commission this week voted 3-2 to establish new net neutrality rules that would prevent broadband networks from...

2014-05-16 12:30:30

FCC Filings Submitted by Groups Representing 911, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, EMS, Public Safety, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, and Public Health WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A unified front of the nation's leading public safety and public health organizations submitted comments this week in support of a proposed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule to help emergency responders more quickly and accurately find 911 callers using wireless phones from indoor locations....

Data Caps May Be Comcast's Response To Proposed Net Neutrality Rules
2014-05-16 10:00:44

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Those who use massive amounts of data will simply have to pay more. That is in essence what Comcast told its customers on Thursday. The nation's largest Internet service provider (ISP) and cable giant also responded to the Federal Communications Communication's (FCC) net neutrality proposal – and the two events could be closely tied together. Comcast is currently seeking the FCC's approval for its $45-billion buyout of Time Warner...

fcc votes on net neutrality
2014-05-16 09:00:14

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to release a highly contentious proposal to reinstate net neutrality rules. This begins a four-month process that the agency has said would lead to new open Internet protection. The 3-2 vote – which had FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who was appointed by President Barrack Obama last fall, casting the deciding vote – came on Thursday, and approved proposals that...

2014-05-15 16:33:38

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the Federal Communications Commission's Incentive Auction Report and Order, TechAmerica, the public sector and public policy division of CompTIA, issued the following statement. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140513/87367 "Today's FCC Incentive Auction Report and Order represents a significant victory for supporters of unlicensed spectrum and a welcome acknowledgement of the importance of low-band spectrum as...


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