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2014-10-06 16:22:17

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerging technologies, changing revenue streams and customer outreach issues, and their combined influence on the ability of state Universal Service Funds (USFs) to remain a critical and effective source of assistance, were among the topics addressed by Solix, Inc. during a panel discussion at the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC) Education Conference. "We are on the front line helping state USF...

2014-08-13 23:05:46

TDS® provides affordable phone service to income-eligible customers through Federal Lifeline and Tribal Link-Up programs; helps phone service remain affordable. MADISON, Wis. (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 To certify no Americans are left without access to the opportunities and security that phone service offers, Lifeline and Tribal Link-Up are available. TDS Telecom (TDS®), along with other local phone companies across the country, offers these federal programs in the areas they...

2014-06-16 16:21:21

PSE&G urges all eligible customers to apply by June 30 NEWARK, N.J., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PSE&G is reminding its customers that Monday, June 30, is the deadline to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120830/MM62627LOGO The LIHEAP program helps pay heating costs and, in some circumstances, medically necessary cooling expenses. PSE&G customers who meet the guidelines for LIHEAP typically receive...

2014-05-19 23:05:48

Advantage Engineers, LLC was recently awarded a contract to provide engineering services for the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). The contract will support the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Connect America Fund initiative. Columbia, Maryland (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Advantage Engineers, LLC was recently awarded a contract to provide engineering services for the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). The contract will support the Federal Communications...

2014-01-17 08:25:04

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Changes won by TURN today will promote universal phone service in California and dramatically improve on the current LifeLine low-income phone program. The transformation will keep low-income customers connected to affordable, reliable phone service whether they chose a mobile or landline plan for discounted service. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140117/SF48119LOGO) In a landmark decision, the California Public Utilities...

2014-01-14 12:28:54

Organizations Warn that Killing Program Would be Devastating for 34,000 Missourians JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly a dozen Missouri groups representing seniors and low-income state residents have sent a letter to U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in support of the federal wireless Lifeline program providing cell phone service to more than 34,000 of Missouri's low-income residents. Since 1985, the Lifeline program (http://www.fcc.gov/lifeline) has provided a...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.