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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 […]

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FCC Shows Internet Speeds Not What Advertised

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A new report by the FCC studied the difference between advertised speeds and actual results from the nation’s top Internet providers. Verizon FiOS was the only provider to have consistent speeds beyond what was advertised, while Cablevision tested as poorly as 50% of what the company promises during peak hours. Read the full article at […]

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 3, 2011

[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/110803_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] A new report by the FCC studied the difference between advertised speeds and actual results from the nation’s top Internet providers. Verizon FiOS was the only provider to have consistent speeds beyond what was advertised, while Cablevision tested as poorly as 50% of what the company promises […]

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New FCC Cable Company Restrictions Help Independent Producers

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The Federal Communications Commission recently made a ruling that prevents cable companies from removing channels during network disputes. The ruling also prevents companies from favoring programming where the cable provider has a financial stake. The new restrictions should make it easier for independent networks and producers to keep its programming on the air. Read the […]

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Telecomm Companies Propose Rural Broadband Plan

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A group of five telecomm companies have proposed a plan to the FCC that could bring broadband Internet to almost every American, within five years. The proposal would overhaul how subsidies are handed out and prevent multiple companies from collecting money where there is no actual service being provided. Read the full article at HuffingtonPost.com