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Comcast

Comcast Launches Low-Income $9.99/m Internet Access

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Comcast launched its $9.99 a month Internet service for low-income families. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski praised the company for providing a service necessary for low-income students to compete in today’s digital job market. Read the full article at arstechnica.com

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 21, 2011

[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/110920_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Google’s social networking site Google Plus is now open to the public. A slew of new futures were rolled out with the launch, including the option to stream video chat sessions live. Google’s “Hangouts On Air” is being tested through a select group of users, but will […]

AT&T

US Government Sues To Stop AT&T, T-Mobile Deal

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Everyone says AT&T was surprised. I’m not sure why. Everyone expected some kind of pushback. Although, considering the scope and complexity of the deal, the Obama Administration’s lawsuit to stop the AT&T’s $39Billion acquisition of T-Mobile did come very quickly. What are the issues? “Were the merger to proceed, there would only be three providers […]

FCC

Bye, Bye Fairness Doctrine — Good Riddance

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The FCC announced last week that it is throwing out the Fairness Doctrine along with 80 other rules it considers “outdated and obsolete.” The Fairness Doctrine was originally put into effect in 1949 by the FCC to ensure that radio stations and, at the time, the few newly licensed TV stations presented opposing views of controversial issues of […]

911

FCC Planning 911 Text Messaging System

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The Federal Communications Commission recently announced that it’s working on a system that will facilitate sending text and multimedia messages to 911 emergency service. The system would allow first responders to view photos and video of emergencies before arriving on the scene. Unfortunately, the nation’s inadequate infrastructure doesn’t make this plan a reality for at […]