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2009-05-07 11:19:00

LifeLine Call Manager plan available to qualifying, low-income consumers ATLANTA, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), today announced that it has been designated as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier (ETC) in Alabama and Georgia. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090507/CL13145) By becoming an ETC, SouthernLINC Wireless is entitled to receive support dollars from the Universal Service Fund (USF) to operate, maintain and upgrade its...

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2009-03-13 10:55:00

U.S. Phone companies told the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on telecommunications they wanted a change regarding a $4.5 billion annual fund.

2009-03-12 09:36:00

Verizon, in Congressional Testimony, Suggests Guidelines and Practical Reforms WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A senior telecommunications executive today made specific recommendations to Congress on how broadband Internet grant money contained in the economic stimulus package and reform of the nation's universal service subsidy system can be used to deploy broadband networks to U.S.

2009-03-11 18:48:00

- Consolidated revenues of $575.4 million - Adjusted EBITDA of $171.1 million - Net loss of $1.9 million or ($0.04) per diluted share ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GCI (Nasdaq: GNCMA) today reported its 2008 results with revenues increasing to $575.4 million and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and adjusted for share-based compensation and non-cash contribution (adjusted EBITDA) increasing to $171.1 million.

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2008-11-04 08:20:00

Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Kevin Martin, has cancelled an Election Day vote to overhaul key elements of telecommunication regulation. Many believed the overhaul could lead to higher phone bills for many consumers.

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2008-10-29 13:41:40

Some 75 members of Congress called on the head of The Federal Communications Commission to give proposed changes to revamp the current system of fees that phone companies pay to connect calls with other networks a public review.

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2008-10-15 14:22:03

The chairman of the FCC intends to restructure the system of fees that phone companies pay each other when they connect calls, but some critics of the new plan are skeptical about how much consumer phone bills will increase.

2008-08-28 15:00:38

UNITED STATES presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama have released their technology policies, differing on whether "Net neutrality" rules should be imposed on telecommunications companies and on the breadth of their aspirations for the American public.

2008-08-19 15:01:04

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: David Fish of Verizon, +1-202-515-2514, david.m.fish@verizon.com Internet Industry and Consumers Best Served by Pragmatic Solutions, He Says ASPEN, Colo., Aug.


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