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2014-07-11 16:24:57

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) congratulates the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for taking positive action to modernize the E-Rate program for U.S. schools and libraries and driving change for the public good in expanding access to broadband for our nation's students. At the close of today's FCC open meeting, Susan Patrick, iNACOL's President and CEO, released the following statement:...

2014-07-10 08:32:42

Data Obtained via Freedom of Information Act Shows Urgent Need for Indoor Location Accuracy Requirements Proposed by FCC WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New data obtained from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show that nine out of ten wireless 9-1-1 calls made in D.C. in the first half of 2013 were delivered without the accurate location information needed to find callers who are lost, confused, unconscious or...

2014-07-08 12:33:20

DALLAS, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of integrated public safety software and communications platforms, announced today that it will be eliminating mandatory billing fees effective with August billings. The action is consistent with customer requests and is in line with recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) actions seeking reductions in the cost of telephone service in correctional facilities....

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...


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