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2009-11-19 07:30:00

Authors Express Concerns at a Capitol Hill Briefing WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Consumer Institute today hosted a panel discussion and debate entitled, "The Evidence on Net Neutrality" and released a new book, "The Consequences of Net Neutrality Regulations on Broadband Investment and Consumer Welfare." The event featured remarks by Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), followed by a panel discussion on the effects net neutrality will...

2009-11-05 17:02:00

Media Advisory WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by The Internet Society: When: Tuesday 10 November 2009, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (UTC+9); Monday 9 November 2009, 9:45 p.m. EST, 6:45 p.m. PST What: The Internet Society (ISOC), a nonprofit organisation providing leadership in Internet-related standards, education and policy, today announced it will host a panel discussion during the 76th meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force meeting...

2009-10-29 12:34:00

Says Advocacy Group's Findings on Investment Ignore Key Inputs WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Phoenix Center Chief Economist Dr. George S. Ford said today in a new PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE that a recent Free Press report on telecom investment and net neutrality is "flimsy and self-serving," ignoring important considerations that affect investment decisions and demonstrating a lack of competence in empirical analysis. Dr. Ford notes that Free Press rebuts its own studies by...

2009-10-23 15:05:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- SUPERCOMM 2009 concludes its three-day conference and exhibition in Chicago with opening keynote speeches by Hamid Akhavan, COO, Deutsche Telekom; Hardik Bhatt, Chief Information Officer, City of Chicago; and Richard Cotton, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, NBC Universal. The final day of the show continued its sessions and programs with speakers and panelists from companies including Cisco Systems, NTT America, Juniper Networks, GE Commercial...

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2009-10-23 06:35:00

Federal regulators opted this week to support an open Internet rule that will forbid telecom network operators from discriminating against web content on the grounds of how much income it generates. The unanimously approved rule will now be open for public comment until mid January, at which point the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will review the comments before putting the regulation up for a final vote sometime in the spring. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski told reporters on...

2009-10-22 12:49:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Communications Commission today approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on network neutrality. The following is a statement by Tom Tauke, Verizon executive vice president of public affairs, policy and communications: "The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking announced today appears to be a substantial improvement from what we understand was in earlier drafts. This is a better starting point for the discussion of the policies that will govern...

2009-10-21 08:28:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Touting the power of "high-I.Q. networks" and applications to create jobs, reduce greenhouse gases, and improve healthcare and education, Verizon Chairman and CEO Ivan Seidenberg told an industry conference Wednesday (Oct. 21) that "we have the opportunity to create massive change on a scale the world has never seen before." In a keynote address at SUPERCOMM 2009, Seidenberg said the key is to continue the private investment and technological progress...

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2009-10-19 06:30:00

Five years into an often-heated policy debate, proponents of so-called "net neutrality" may finally be close to getting their wish of having broadband service providers guarantee equal treatment of all types of Internet traffic. Such "Ëœnet neutrality' rules would ensure that Internet users could access any Web site and online services they choose, and that cable and phone companies, for instance, could not block subscribers from using lower-cost Internet calling services or...

2009-10-15 18:12:00

New regulations could increase broadband prices, lower adoption rates ATLANTA, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Wednesday, the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) urged the Commission to consider the impact of new network neutrality regulations on minority and low-income communities. Citing member views on broadband as an empowering tool for communities of color that could be jeopardized by onerous net neutrality...

2009-10-13 13:04:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Consumer Institute today released a letter from Senior Fellow Dr. Larry F. Darby to Ms. Sharon Gillett, Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, that set forth issues germane to the Commission's impending Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Matter of Net Neutrality. The letter was submitted in the context of an announcement by FCC Chairman Genachowski on Sept. 21, 2009 of his intention to expand the Commission's Net...


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  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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