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2011-02-18 06:15:00

According to a national broadband map released by the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in cooperation with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as many as one in ten Americans do not have Internet connections that are fast enough for online activities such as watching videos or teleconferencing, and 65 percent of schools have broadband connections that are too slow to meet their needs. The national broadband map, which shows what types of...

2011-02-10 12:30:00

Two Thirds of a Billion Dollars in Personal Income Lost in States - Including CA, CO, HI, MT, NE, ND, OK, SD, VT and WY - Without Access to Program for Their Poorest Citizens. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently expanded efforts to put free cell phones into the hands of poor and near-poor Americans eligible for the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline Assistance program have the potential to deliver nearly $4 billion annually to eligible Americans,...

2011-02-07 13:21:00

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Heins Mills & Olson P.L.C., Stanley Iola LLP, and Susman Godfrey LLP pursuant to an order of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas: TO: All AT&T residential wireline (land line, not mobile) long distance customers in the State of California who paid a Universal Service Fund ("USF") Charge between August 1, 2001 and March 31, 2003 ("California Class"). A federal court...

2010-11-12 00:00:40

Arizona telecom expert calls for open wireless access and a "Ëœnondiscriminatory Internet' Phoenix, Ariz. (PRWEB) November 11, 2010 The future of the Internet is mobile and should be open to both established firms and entrepreneurial start-ups. For economic competition, freedom of speech and press public policy considerations, the mobile Internet should not be impeded by either governmental regulations or oligopolistic telecommunications companies. However, access to the mobile...

2010-09-16 09:49:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- At a Congressional hearing on Thursday (Sept. 16), Verizon endorsed legislation that would update the nation's universal service telecommunications subsidy system and re-purpose funds to make broadband services available to even more consumers in high-cost areas. In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, Kathleen Grillo, Verizon senior vice president of federal regulatory affairs, reiterated Verizon's...

2010-09-09 08:12:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA-The Wireless Association® commends the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for their efforts to increase awareness and participation in Lifeline and Link-Up programs. The "National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week" (September 13-17, 2010) is dedicated to ensuring...

2010-07-22 14:37:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to House Energy and Commerce Communications Subcommittee Chairman Rick Boucher (D-VA-9) and Representative Lee Terry (R-NE-3) introducing their Universal Service Fund (USF) legislation, CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent released the following statement: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100629/DC28223LOGO-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100629/DC28223LOGO-a)...

2010-07-22 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The chairman of the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., and Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., introduced legislation on Thursday (July 22) to update the Universal Service Fund. The following is a statement on the legislation by Peter Davidson, Verizon senior vice president of federal government relations: "We congratulate Chairman Boucher and Representative Terry for their leadership in crafting legislation...

2010-07-22 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Charter Business customers in Wisconsin and Oregon today are receiving benefits from a pilot program for rural health care that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposes to make permanent and expand nationally in the years ahead. A proposal introduced by the FCC last week would make permanent the Rural Health Care Pilot Program, currently set to expire next year, and expand broadband investment for medically underserved communities...

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2010-06-18 06:05:00

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took a significant step on Thursday toward regulating high-speed Internet, wading into a potentially contentious policy dispute that could be tied up in Congress and the courts for years. Over the objections of the agency's two Republican commissioners, the FCC voted 3-to-2 to begin taking public comments on three different plans for broadband Internet regulation.  One path includes a proposal by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, a Democrat,...


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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