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2010-03-05 16:14:00

WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Communications Commission's Broadband Omnibus Initiative team on Friday (March 5) outlined its proposed reforms of the universal service and intercarrier compensation programs that will be included in the FCC's National Broadband Plan, due to Congress on March 17.

2010-01-27 11:35:00

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- TracFone Wireless, Inc., America's largest prepaid cell phone provider, announced its Louisiana launch of SafeLink Wireless®. Introduced in August 2008, SafeLink is the leader in wireless Lifeline service - a U.S.

2010-01-25 09:22:00

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- TracFone Wireless, Inc., America's largest prepaid cell phone provider, announced its Missouri launch of SafeLink Wireless®. Introduced in August 2008, SafeLink is the leader in wireless Lifeline service - a U.S.

2009-11-17 09:37:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon signaled its support Tuesday (Nov. 17) of legislation to reform the universal service communications subsidy program. The measure is sponsored by Rep. Rick Boucher, chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Rep. Lee Terry.

2009-11-04 10:00:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, TracFone Wireless, Inc., America's leading prepaid cell phone provider announced its launch of SafeLink Wireless® in Maryland. SafeLink Wireless is the first and only completely free offering of Lifeline - a U.S.

2009-09-29 18:21:00

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, TracFone Wireless, Inc., America's leading prepaid cell phone provider announced its launch of SafeLink Wireless® in Illinois. SafeLink Wireless is the first and only completely free offering of Lifeline -- a U.S.

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2009-09-13 08:40:00

The $787 billion economic stimulus package passed by Congress in February may have too narrowly focused on determining the speed and availability of broadband Internet access throughout the United States.

2009-06-29 12:38:00

COAT Applauds Representative Markey for Introducing the 'Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2009' WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT) is very pleased that Representative Edward Markey (D-MA) has introduced the "Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2009" (H.R.

2009-06-24 13:00:00

Consumer, Latino and Disabled Groups Urge CA PUC to OK Federal Program Already in Place in More than 15 Other States; Federal Funding Available for Program Requiring No New Taxes or Spending by State. SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California should stop dragging its feet and allow free wireless telephone service to be extended under an existing federal program to as many as 2.4 million qualifying low-income households, according to leading consumer, Hispanic and...

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.


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