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2013-12-12 16:21:02

AFA Launches Campaign Against Allowing In-Flight Voice Calls WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) began an extensive public and congressional outreach campaign today aimed at reversing a decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that would allow for in-flight cell phone voice calls onboard commercial aircraft. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110302/DC58223LOGO) "Flight Attendants and passengers...

2013-12-12 08:20:32

GENEVA, December 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ahead of today's FCC meeting, OnAir supports the FCC's proposal to revise outdated rules by allowing airlines to permit passenger use of cell phones services during flights. It paves the way for U.S. passengers to have the same inflight connectivity choices as passengers everywhere else in the world. "Over four and a half million passengers use OnAir inflight connectivity each year and what is very striking is that there has not...

2013-12-10 16:27:11

Nearly Half of 9-1-1 Calls From Cell Phones in Oregon Delivered Without Accurate Location Information; Accuracy Falling Over Time WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new analysis of data released by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) shows that nearly half of all calls received by 9-1-1 emergency centers in Oregon from wireless phones in June 2013 did not include the accurate location information necessary to find a caller in crisis. The problem has worsened...

2013-12-09 20:23:28

-- Appropriate for FCC to investigate impact the AT&T proposed rate increase will have on competition and America's economy WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom, (NASDAQ: TWTC) a leading provider of managed services including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN networking solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and to global locations, today applauds the FCC for suspending AT&T's proposed tariff order that would eliminate certain long-term contracts...

Spectrum Auction Delayed Until 2015
2013-12-07 05:30:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A planned television spectrum auction intended to bolster wireless services has been delayed until 2015, US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler announced on Friday. The decision to postpone the auction, during which the FCC will attempt to buy back airwaves from TV stations and license them to wireless carriers, was  “widely expected,” according to Gautham Nagesh of the Wall Street Journal. The...

Gates, Zuckerberg Show Financial Support For EducationSuperhighway
2013-12-05 05:03:21

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While many teachers probably think some students spend too much time on social media sites such as Facebook, the social network’s founder is among several philanthropists who have pledged millions that could help bring the Internet to public school classrooms across America. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft founder Bill Gates are among those who have pledged millions to the San Francisco-based nonprofit...

2013-12-03 16:27:38

Nearly Half of 9-1-1- Calls from Cell Phones in State Delivered Without Accurate Location Information; Accuracy Falls Over Past Year WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new analysis of data released by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) shows that nearly half of all calls received by 9-1-1 emergency centers in North Carolina from wireless phones in June 2013 did not include the accurate location information necessary to find a caller in crisis. The problem has...

2013-12-03 12:29:15

-- Action by Bell phone giant, AT&T, will increase rates for businesses and is a brazen display of its market power WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc., (NASDAQ: TWTC) a leading provider of managed services including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN networking solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and to global locations, filed a Petition to Suspend and Investigate AT&T's proposal to eliminate certain long-term contracts that offer pricing...

2013-12-02 23:23:01

Organization reinforces the development of innovative and cost-effective broadband internet policies. Bluffton, IN (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), a membership organization that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the wireless Internet service provider industry, congratulates newly appointed Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Tom Wheeler, and Commissioner Michael O’Rielly. In letters sent to the...

2013-12-02 08:36:14

TransNexus releases a new whitepaper focusing on the FCC's 90 day direct numbering access trial for VoIP carriers, and what it means for the telecom industry ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from TransNexus, a leading VoIP network management software developer, examines the Federal Communication Commission's recent decision to allow VoIP carriers limited direct access to telephone numbers. The report covers the background of the proceedings, recent updates and...