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2014-05-15 12:43:59

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After the FCC's May Open Meeting, please attribute the following statement to CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100629/DC28223LOGO-a "CTIA commends FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the Commissioners and the Incentive Auction Taskforce for their leadership in shepherding this Order that represents a significant step toward implementing a 'win-win' for consumers and the...

2014-05-15 12:31:36

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Communications Commission today adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals' remand of the FCC's 2010 net neutrality order. The following statement should be attributed to Randal S. Milch, executive vice president, public policy, and general counsel of Verizon: "Verizon has long been committed to an open Internet for a simple reason: Our customers demand it. This was true before the FCC ever...

2014-05-15 08:42:25

Remarks Made as the FCC is Set to Make Critical Decisions about Broadband Services WASHINGTON, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two experts in North American telecommunications policy each issued clear warnings about government policy that diverts from the framework that has allowed the Internet to flourish and promote innovation. The speakers, former official for the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) official Angela Giancarlo, and Dr. Ramiro Tovar Landa, Director of...

2014-05-15 08:27:06

MOSCOW, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today hosted its 17(th) annual technology seminar in Moscow, Russia, at which over 100 senior-level representatives from the telecom business, service providers, government officials and media gathered to discuss major industry developments and prospects for commercial broadband satellite technology in the Russia/CIS region....

2014-05-15 04:24:09

TURKU, Finland, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teleste expands its product offering with new DOCSIS 3.1-compliant solutions and products. At ANGA COM 2014, Teleste, a leading provider of video and broadband technologies and related services, will announce several new products and solutions that will help cable operators and service providers on the evolutionary road to implement the upcoming DOCSIS 3.1 standard. ANGA COM 2014 will take place 20-22 May in Cologne, Germany....

2014-05-15 00:23:05

An Alliance of Television and New Media Content Creators Releases Statement Warning That Agency's Authority Should Be Established First LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors is an alliance of television and new media content creators that strives to elevate program quality in television and new media by promoting and protecting the artistic, intellectual and economic rights of producers, writers & directors. www.caucus.org....

2014-05-14 23:13:59

Skycasters, a leader in broadband satellite Internet for disaster recovery communications, will unveil its new Fold Down Nomad unit at Florida’s preeminent hurricane and disaster recovery event, the Governor’s Hurricane Conference, in Orlando Florida from May 11 to May 16. Akron, OH (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Skycasters, a leader in broadband satellite Internet for disaster recovery communications, will unveil its new Fold Down Nomad unit at Florida’s preeminent hurricane and disaster...

2014-05-14 23:08:40

Light Brigade and US Telecom are partnering to offer fiber optic delivery training encompassing network engineering and outside plant (OSP). Tukwila, WA and Spartanburg, SC (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Light Brigade, AFL’s education and training division, and USTelecom, the nation’s premiere trade association representing service providers and suppliers for the telecom industry, are partnering to offer fiber optic delivery training encompassing network engineering and outside plant (OSP)....

2014-05-14 08:39:28

Xplornet commits over $200 Million to acquire all Canadian capacity On upcoming High Throughput Satellite for Rural Broadband WOODSTOCK, NB, May 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada's leading rural broadband service provider, today announced that it has committed to Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), to a lifetime lease for all of the Canadian satellite broadband capacity on Hughes' EchoStar XIX, a next-generation high throughput satellite due for launch in...

2014-05-14 08:37:13

Xplornet commits over $200 million to acquire all Canadian capacity enabling the continued expansion of rural broadband GERMANTOWN, Md., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced that Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada's largest rural broadband provider, has committed to a lifetime lease for all of the Canadian satellite broadband capacity on Hughes' Echostar XIX, a...


Latest Internet access Reference Libraries

Digital Subscriber Line, DSL
2013-02-17 10:12:40

Image Caption: Schematic showing how DSL works. Credit: Jhbdel/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The term DSL or ADSL (a higher speed connection) is the technology of delivering an Internet connection over wires using a local telephone network. A filter is used to block high frequency interference, enabling the user to have access to the Internet as well as use of the phone simultaneously. The rate of data transfer usually ranges from 256 kbps to 40 Mbps downstream (to the customer) and the data...

Dial-Up Internet Access
2013-02-17 10:01:27

Image Caption: Phone connector with female socket, used for dial-up Internet access. Credit: Shaddack/Wikipedia Dial-up access is a connection to the Internet using telephone company lines to connect to an Internet Service Provider (ISP). The user connects to an internal or external modem that decodes the data and displays it onto the computer, laptop, or similar device. Often this choice of connection is used where other forms of connections are not available, such as in remote or...

Wireless Broadband
2013-02-16 12:05:15

Image Caption: Three 155 Mbps dishes on top of the Oil & Gas Commerce Building, Fort Worth TX. Credit: RockyDallas/Wikipedia Wireless broadband is a technology that gives users a high speed internet connection or a connection to a computer network covering a wide area without the use of a wired connection. Broadband is instant access to the Internet or a network at data rates greater than 1.5 Mbps. Originally wireless Internet service providers (WISPs) could only be accessed in...

Internet Service Provider
2013-01-20 09:16:23

An internet service provider or ISP is an organization or company that provides access to the internet through copper wires, phone lines, wireless, or fiber-optic cables. There are two types of ISPs, hosting and transit. The hosting ISP is like a co-location center where it will lease server space to people and smaller businesses. The transit ISP provides a large amount of bandwidth to connect hosting ISPs to access ISPs. The ISP can be community owned providing the service as non-profit...

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'