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2013-10-02 16:23:59

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Practising Law Institute (PLI) has announced the release of their newest title, Telecommunications Law Answer Book 2014. Authored by experienced attorneys at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Telecommunications Law Answer Book 2014 explains all the regulations & guidelines on data privacy & security. This new Q&A resource will help make sense of recent Congressional & FCC initiatives, both domestic & international. (Logo:...

2013-07-10 16:28:15

"Poster Child for Federal Waste": Amidst General Concern About Federal Phone Subsidies, Epic Waste Seen in Universal Service Fund's Connect America Fund, (Previously the Aptly Named "High-Cost Fund"): Worst Abuses Seen in AK, AZ, CO, HI, MI, OK, TX, and WA. WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even as substantial media attention focuses on expenditures on the so-called "Obama phone" for eligible low-income Americans, a new report shows far bigger problems in the...

2013-05-16 16:27:43

Verizon Head of Public Policy Calls for Consumer- and Innovation-Focused Policy Framework for Broadband and Wireless Ecosystem WASHINGTON, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon's new head of public policy outlined the framework policymakers in Washington should consider in modernizing the nation's outdated telecom rules and regulations. Verizon believes that obsolete and unnecessary rules - some of which date back to the late 1800s, and were written for the railroads and to create...

19 Million Lack Broadband Access: FCC
2012-08-22 10:15:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A growing number of Americans now have high-speed Internet access, but 19 million still remain without, according to an annual broadband progress report released Tuesday by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). “The nation has made significant progress expanding high-speed Internet access in recent years, but further implementation of major reforms newly adopted by the Federal Communications Commission is required...

2011-10-27 12:15:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the FCC's adoption today of an Order and FNPRM comprehensively reforming the high cost universal service and intercarrier compensation systems, CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent issued the following statement: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110630/MM28614LOGO-b) "I am extremely grateful that the FCC has been willing to tackle the complex and important issues...

2011-09-12 08:26:00

Joins NARUC, NASUCA, FCC and CTIA Members to Promote Lifeline and Link-Up Telephone Assistance Programs WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA-The Wireless Association® joins the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and our members to promote Lifeline and Link-Up telephone assistance programs. During the...

2010-10-08 13:39:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- President Obama, at a White House ceremony on Friday (Oct. 8), signed legislation to improve access to video, Internet and wireless communications for Americans with disabilities. Approved by Congress last month, the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 updates the disability access provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The following statement should be attributed to Kathryn Brown, Verizon senior vice president of...

2010-05-06 13:14:00

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Tom Tauke, Verizon executive vice president of public affairs, policy and communications, on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski's announcement on Thursday (May 6) of a new "Broadband Framework": "Today's FCC announcement raises obvious concerns about whether the chairman is suggesting a path that could ultimately harm consumers and inhibit the innovation and investment he wants to encourage. "In...

2009-10-22 10:26:00

DALLAS, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of inmate communication services and innovative offender and case management software design, today announced that it has been named in a lawsuit filed by Millicorp, the parent company of ConsCallHome.com. According to ConsCallHome.com, the lawsuit against Securus is "an action for damages arising out of alleged violations of the Communications Act of 1934 and the Telecommunications Act of 1996, as...

2009-06-16 17:54:00

RESIDENTS SAY 'ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!' AS SUPERVISORS TAKE A STAND LOS ANGELES, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in early June to actively seek and support federal legislation to repeal portions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that limit the authority of state and local governments to regulate cell towers and related wireless facilities on the basis of their health and environmental effects. The motions by Supervisors Zen...