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2014-05-09 16:27:06

Firm Calls on New FCC Chairman to Put an End to Political Text Message Spam WASHINGTON, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Revolution Messaging, the political industry leader in calling for a crackdown on text and mobile spammers, applauded the FCC for hitting GOP spammers with a $2.9 million fine this week. The watchdog firm called on the new FCC chairman to clarify and strictly enforce anti-spam laws to protect American consumers from political text message spam once and for all....

net neutrality concerns
2014-05-09 05:07:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two Democrats serving on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expressed serious concerns this week about Chairman Tom Wheeler's net neutrality proposal, which would reestablish new rules for Internet traffic after a federal court ruling overturned the FCC’s 2010 regulations. The objections by Democrat Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel coincide with a letter issued Wednesday by Amazon, Google, Facebook,...

2014-05-02 23:09:51

May 1, 2014 was the deadline for all cellular signal booster manufacturers to comply with new FCC rules and SmoothTalker is ready. Aurora, Ontario (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 When SmoothTalker http://www.smoothtalker.com, released the first FCC approved cellular signal booster in 2001, consumers had no options to boost their cellular signal and stay connected in the toughest areas. Since that time SmoothTalker has been providing the marketplace and carriers with the best performing cellular...

2014-05-01 23:05:45

Owners, investors, strategic advisors and professionals from across the industry will explore the issues and opportunities that are most pressing in today's broadcast market. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Announced today, registration is now open for the 31st Annual SNL Kagan TV and Radio Finance Summit to be held on June 3 in New York City. Produced by SNL Knowledge Center, SNL’s career development resource, the summit will feature over 25 speakers including two keynotes...

2014-04-29 23:20:06

Global futurist Jack Uldrich returns to Washington DC to present the keynote, "The Big AHA: How to Future-Proof Yourself Against Tomorrow's Transformational Trends, Today" to the Farm and Credit Services 2014 Conference. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The power of knowledge fuels smart, strategic decision-making and direction. What better way to address intelligent decision making than to engage a futurist like Jack Uldrich who makes a living looking at emerging...

2014-04-25 23:05:28

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday proposed new net neutrality regulations that would prevent broadband providers from blocking or slowing access to websites or services. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday proposed new net neutrality regulations that would prevent broadband providers from blocking or slowing access to websites or services. The rule, however, also allows broadband providers to enter into “commercially...

2014-04-24 12:34:30

Most 9-1-1 Dispatchers Say They Regularly Receive Inaccurate Wireless Location Data from Carriers; Offer Near Unanimous Support for Proposed FCC Rule Requiring Indoor Location Accuracy WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey of managers and dispatchers from Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) that handle 9-1-1 calls in all 50 states found that most dispatchers have difficulty locating wireless callers through the location information provided by the carriers, particularly when...

Net Neutrality Proposal Forthcoming From The FCC
2014-04-24 10:56:26

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to put forth new rules on Thursday, and this proposal marks the third attempt by the government agency to enforce “net neutrality.” This is the concept that all Internet traffic should be treated equally. The Wall Street Journal reported late on Wednesday that the plan, developed by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, could prevent broadband Internet providers including Comcast Corp.,...

2014-04-22 23:01:10

Yesterday the Alliance for Excellent Education submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) names of nearly 3,000 educators, students, and citizens who support the continued expansion and modernization of high-speed broadband connections in schools and libraries across the nation. These signatures demonstrate the need for the FCC to act to reach the goal of connecting 99 percent of students to high-speed internet in five years. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Yesterday...

FCC Spectrum Auction May Not Include AT&T
2014-04-17 10:10:59

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday, the nation’s second largest mobile carrier announced that it may choose not to participate in the upcoming incentive spectrum auction. AT&T reportedly made this threat as the FCC considers rules that would set aside spectrum for smaller carriers. AT&T noted that it had never declined to participate in a spectrum auction in the past and had all...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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