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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

The Switchboard: Meet Comcasta s regulatory fixer

David Cohen, executive vice president of Comcast Corp., left, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Arthur Minson Jr., executive vice president and chief financial officer of Time Warner Cable Inc., in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Telecom, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, US News, Sports

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Seattle Times

Using a phone when you can't hear or speak? Here's who makes it possible

At Purple Communications, Annette Quiroga, left, call-center manager, demonstrates the video relay service as she signs to video interpreter Priya May. "You have a customer using sign language contacting you with the Purple VRS system," May, 31, spoke into a headset to the man who picked up at Seattle's MOD Pizza.

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Related Topix: Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Seattle, WA

Customer Interaction Solutions

Region's 911 centers need upgrades to keep up with wireless...

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) April 20--The next generation of wireless devices will enable users to text or tweet 911, but emergency service centers won't be able to receive those messages without expensive upgrades, and the state has an outdated, "horse and buggy" system for paying 911 costs, officials said.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Allegheny County, PA

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Inside Local 6

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Washington Post

Herea s how Washington is preparing for a future of wireless everything

Ahead of a major government auction of radio spectrum, federal officials have revealed a little bit about their plans for the free and open airwaves that today support technologies like WiFi and Bluetooth, but that could someday serve as the platform for even newer wireless inventions.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Emerging Technology, Bluetooth, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

Southwest Times

Regional fiber grant could be an option for Pulaski County

The Pulaski community could be looking at countywide connectivity with a new grant that will be made available by the Federal Communications Commission .

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Business Journal

Federal agents pull the plug on Boston radio station

Federal agents can take Charles Clemons off the air. But they can't take away his Internet connection.

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Phone Scoop

AT&T Doesn't Like 600MHz Auction Rules, May Skip It

AT&T indicated to the Federal Communications Commission this week that it disapproves of proposed rules for the upcoming incentive auction for 600MHz spectrum.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Slashdot

Bidding At FCC TV Spectrum Auction May Be Restricted For Large Carriers

An anonymous reader writes "Rumors have surfaced that the Federal Communications Commission will restrict bidding at their TV spectrum auction in 2015 to effectively favor smaller carriers .

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

KEYC Television, Mankato, MN

Freight train industry to miss safety deadline

By JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON - Only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent the most catastrophic kinds of collisions and derailments by the deadline set by Congress, the freight railroad industry said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

ComputerWorld

Some customers aren't sold on US transition to IP networks

Many U.S. residents who have written the FCC to voice concerns about the move from copper-based telephone networks to Internet Protocol are concerned about the potential effects on health from mobile-headset radiation and what happens when the electricity goes out.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Health, AARP, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Verizon, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

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Inside Local 6

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

CIO

FCC: Mobile Carriers Must Allow Roaming

Mobile telephone carriers must allow customers' competitors to connect to their networks, and they must make roaming available to competitors for a "reasonable" cost, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, US News, Virgin Mobile USA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

CIO

Debate Heats Up Over Open Access

Plans for valuable wireless spectrum being considered by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission may not go far enough to encourage a new broadband competitor, said groups calling for open-access rules for part of the spectrum.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Wireless, Emerging Technology, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn

CIO

700MHz Spectrum Auction Filing Deadline: What Comes Next?

Companies wishing to bid in the upcoming 700MHz auctions at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission were largely silent about their plans Monday, the deadline for submitting bid applications.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Sprint Nextel, IT Services

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Washington Post

FCC chairman uses candor to get his message across

For federal regulators, words really matter. An adjective too bold, a verb misconjugated or a particle dropped can ripple across the business world and send stock markets into chaos.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Ohio State University, US Politics, US News

JD Supra

FDA, ONC and FCC Report Outlines Proposed Health Information...

On April 3, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Federal Communications Commission, issued a draft report that describes the agencies' "proposed strategy and recommendations on an appropriate, risk-based regulatory framework" for health ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

Thu Apr 10, 2014

CBS Local

FCC Pitches Better Internet Support For Sacramento Schools, Libraries

The Federal Communications Commission made a stop in Sacramento in support of a program to give local schools and libraries more access to the Internet.

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Related Topix: Business News, Sacramento, CA, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

Switched

Comcast Goes to Washington... and Flops

Comcast took to Washington this week to sell its mega-merger with Time Warner Cable.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Washington: Three charged for roles in scheme that defrauded FCC of $32 million.

Three individuals have been indicted for their alleged roles in an approximately $32 million fraud against a Federal Communications Commission program designed to provide discounted telephone services to low-income customers.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

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