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2009-10-07 12:38:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an address here at CTIA's semi-annual convention, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets President and CEO Ralph de la Vega called for a constructive, fact-based dialog with the FCC on the impact of new regulation on America's growing and world-leading wireless industry. de la Vega, who is incoming chairman of the CTIA board, urged a cautious approach to any new government regulation of a vibrant industry that is "one of America's great...

2009-10-07 07:10:00

LAFAYETTE, Colo., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- While the world awaits a formal set of rules from the FCC on Net Neutrality, APconnections, the maker of the NetEqualizer bandwidth controller, offers a solution that is already considered by many already completely Net Neutral. Eli Riles, VP of sales for APconnections, notes, "APconnections made a conscious decision to do away with Deep Packet inspection over two years ago. That decision is looking quite brilliant now, although at the time it was...

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2009-10-06 06:38:41

The Republican Party has ramped up its opposition to Federal Communications Commission proposals to implement tough net neutrality rules, which federal regulators are set to vote on this month. The new rules would ban broadband providers from blocking or deliberately prioritizing certain traffic in a way that favors their business interests. On Monday, twenty House Republicans sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski urging him to put off the October 22...

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2009-09-26 06:15:00

AT&T Inc. said that any new "net neutrality" rules enacted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) must also apply to Internet companies such as Google Inc. and others. Without equal treatment, Google would have an unfair advantage, since its voice services would not be subject to the same rules the FCC is proposing for traditional phone companies, said the nation's largest telecom operator in a letter to the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau, "To the extent 'net neutrality' is...

2009-09-22 16:14:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the nation's largest individual membership association of state legislators, is expressing serious doubts about troubling new plans by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to control Internet traffic by imposing so-called "network neutrality" regulations. The Internet should be kept free from regulations that stifle investment in Internet infrastructure and limit freedom of speech....

2009-09-22 09:10:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (http://www.nextinning.com), an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, announced it has updated outlooks for AT&T (NYSE: T), Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), Verizon (NYSE: VZ), eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG). Service providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon are sitting staunchly on one side while Internet and VoIP companies like eBay, Google and Vonage dig...

2009-09-21 13:52:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's announcement of proposed new rules on net neutrality: "I applaud Chairman Genachowski and the FCC for undertaking a rulemaking process to preserve openness and competition on the internet. By embracing principles of nondiscrimination and transparency, this proceeding will ensure that the internet continues to be an engine of innovation, job...

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2009-09-22 06:30:00

Wireless network operators should not be allowed to block certain types of Internet traffic flowing across their networks, said Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Julius Genachowski on Monday. Instead, wireless carriers should be subject to the same "open Internet" rules the FCC applies to home broadband providers, said Genachowski during a webcast speech at the Brookings Institute in Washington. Although it's still unclear how such regulations would apply in practice,...

2009-06-08 13:54:00

Company's 10-Point Proposal Focuses on Access, Demand and Adoption WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon on Monday (June 8) submitted its suggestions for the national broadband plan called for by Congress and President Obama. The suggestions are contained in a detailed, 10-point proposal filed with the Federal Communications Commission. "Verizon looks forward to working with policymakers and other stakeholders in developing broadband policies that will ensure broadband availability to...

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2009-03-24 07:10:00

Telecom firms squared off against consumer groups on Monday in a debate over whether $7.2 billion in broadband spending should come with a mandate that the Internet remain open to all types of traffic. As the federal government prepares to establish rules for distributing funds from the recently passed economic stimulus package, public interest groups argue that providers positioning themselves to receive the money should adhere to network neutrality and not discriminate based on applications...


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monteith
  • 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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