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Is Unlimited Data Really Unlimited?

The question of whether so-called unlimited data plans are truly unlimited has been in the news lately after Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler publicly criticized Verizon for a change in its data throttling policy.


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Fri Aug 22, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

TV industry, not feds, frowns on downing a brew

For all the fun you see people having in beer commercials, the one thing you won't see is someone actually drinking beer.


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Consumer Reports

Health Cats Conditions & Treatments Health Doctors & Hospitals

The good news: When you're outdoors and make a 911 call with your cell phone, the dispatcher should be able to tell precisely where you are, thanks to requirements by the Federal Communications Commission and advancements in location technology, such as GPS.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission


AT&T, Sprint Battle in Court Over IP Interconnection

AT&T Michigan and Sprint are fighting in federal district court over whether AT&T is required under the 1996 Telecommunications Act to provide Internet protocol interconnection.


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Study disputes predictions of coming spectrum crunch

Widely accepted projections of a shortage of mobile spectrum may not be as dire as many analysts in the mobile and tech sectors are making it out to be, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Wireless, Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, University of Southern California, Business News

Health Data Management

FCC Finalizes Rules for Medical Body Area Networks

Top Health Data Breaches Caused by Hackers : Hospital chain Community Health Systems now has the second-largest breach of any type in the era of breach notification, with 4.5 million patients being offered identity protection services after hackers in China attacked CHS information systems in April and June of 2014.


Related Topix: Business News, Community Medical Center, Medicine, Community General Hospital, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Quorum, Healthcare Industry

City of Lincoln

Council to Hold Public Hearing on Transfer of Cable Franchise

The Lincoln City Council will hold a public hearing Monday, August 25 on a request to transfer the current cable television franchise held by Time Warner Cable to Comcast.


Related Topix: Business News, Lincoln, NE

The Arizona Republic

Nogales city leaders clash with radio hosts

Nogales city leaders clash with radio commentators Nogales city leaders say radio commentators have financial motives in criticizing them Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1oXhf3G Left to right: Hosts Diego Diez and Oscar Felix, and political analyst Jose "Mucho" Martinez.


Related Topix: Nogales, AZ, Business News, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Aug 21, 2014


US lawmaker wants to rebrand net neutrality

Anna Eshoo asks Reddit users to come up with a new description as a way to limit confusion of the issue Representative Anna Eshoo, a California Democrat and backer of strong net neutrality rules, launched a rebranding contest on Reddit.com Thursday.


Related Topix: US Politics, Anna Eshoo, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Reddit, Business News

Consumers Union

urges FCC to reject the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

Consumers Union called on the Federal Communications Commission today to block the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, filing a petition with Common Cause against the deal as the FCC seeks public comment on the merger.


Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Business News


Republicans to FCC: Don't force municipal broadband on us

Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean more Learn more about Voice over Internet Protocol , including common VoIP metrics used, best practices in VoIP management and tips and tricks for VoIP troubleshooting.


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FCC to Examine Telecom's Special Access DetailsBy: Susan J. Campbell

The business segment has always been an area of high revenue for telecommunications providers as the opportunity for continued growth is always at play.


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Government Executive

DOT Wants Cars to 'Talk' to Each Other

The Transportation Department and its National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have formally kicked off a process that would end in mandating all cars and light trucks have the ability to exchange data with each other over wireless communications to prevent accidents.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Wireless, Business News

TG Daily

Netflix signs extortion deal with Time Warner

Netflix has been forced to pay similar fees to Verizon, AT&T and Comcast in order to at least try and get their video streaming service into customers' homes without buffering problems.


Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, Time Warner, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Internet Service Providers, Business News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

CNet News

Broadcaster Lawsuit Could Delay FCC Wireless Spectrum Auction

The National Association of Broadcasters has filed suit in federal court in an effort to force the Federal Communications Commission to revise the rules for the 2015 spectrum auction.


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The New York Times Has Zero Idea How the Internet Works - Or Is Lying Its Masthead

It takes a special man to cram so much wrong into a mere 342 words. Or an Old Grey Lady.


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Ars Technica

FCC Republican wants to let states block municipal broadband

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is going to have a fight on his hands if he tries to preempt state laws that limit the growth of municipal broadband networks.


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West Australian

Online video stars mobilise for U.S. net neutrality

Online video personalities are joining together to advocate for equal treatment of Internet traffic, aiming to stop the U.S. government from allowing what they worry will be fast and slow lanes for delivering content.


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Springfield police dispatch begins broadcasting in digital signal;...

With the Springfield police adopting a digital signal for its radio transmissions, some emergency scanners used to listen to public safety broadcasts no longer work.


Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Business News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission


Verizon, FCC Chair Spar Over Throttling Plan

WASHINGTON A new Verizon plan to deliberately slow down or throttle some of the company's 4G LTE users who still use unlimited data plans has upset Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler.


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