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2010-04-26 13:30:00

COLUMBIA, Md., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) announced today that effective with the Spring 2010 Diary survey and the March 2010 Portable People Meter(TM) ratings service, the company is now including cell phone households that rarely or never answer their landlines.

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2009-12-31 13:10:00

In a 32-page filing with the FCC last week, AT&T asked that the requirement that it support a landline network be repealed, allowing them to move entirely to VoIP.

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2009-12-18 06:25:00

Recently compiled data from the CDC shows that the recession may be accelerating the change in how Americans communicate.

2009-12-02 11:12:00

SOMERSET, N.J., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Tis the season when HD televisions, smart phones and other electronic gifts fly off the shelves.

2009-08-15 02:25:01

Traditional landline telephones seem to be going the way of the telegraph in America, analysts say. The phones are being unplugged for good in favor of cell phones at a rate of 700,000 a month, and one in four households now relies solely on cell phones, statistics show. At the current rate, the traditional plug-in telephone will disappear from American homes by 2025, The Economist reports.

2009-08-12 08:00:00

MIAMI, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Brightstar Corp. announced it has been awarded a patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,532,881) through its innovative Idea to Consumer (ITC) division for developing a proprietary technology that enhances the mobility of a fixed wireless terminal.

2009-05-08 16:31:00

Network Performance and Free Services Keep Relief Workers, Residents Connected SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Firefighters in the field and evacuees at shelters in Santa Barbara County are relying on the Verizon Wireless and wireline networks to stay connected during the Jesusita wildfire.

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2009-05-06 15:35:00

For the first time ever, the number of US households with cell phone service alone exceeds those with only traditional landline phone services.

2009-03-26 16:37:00

Firm introduces Address-Based Sampling to KnowledgePanel(R) MENLO PARK, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Knowledge Networks (KN) is continuing its tradition of research innovation by integrating Address-Based Sampling (ABS) into its recruitment for KnowledgePanel(R) - the only online panel for custom research based on statistically valid sampling.

2009-03-26 15:01:00

Some Cell Sites On Back Up Generator Power, But Still Handling Customer Voice and Data Traffic RIDGELAND, Miss., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellular South's wireless communications network sustained minimal damage as a result of the severe storms and at least one tornado that swept through central Mississippi late Wednesday and early today. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090319/CG86339 Most of the Mississippi-based company's 500 cell sites in central Mississippi were operating...


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.