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FCC Commissioner Touts Rural Healthcare Program Changes

A speech made by FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel late last week should serve as a reminder to rural network operators that changes to the FCC’s rural healthcare program will begin kicking in soon.
Written by Guest Author at 08:30

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What does CALEA have to do with the FBI & NSA?

The Communication Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) has recently been thrown into the national spotlight. With Eric Snowden exposing NSA secrets and the FBI submitting a controversial surveillance court order to Verizon, Americans are beginning to question the security of their communications.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 13:00

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Rural Call Completion Problem Receives High Profile Attention

For over a couple of years now, a serious call completion problem has impacted rural America and CHR Solutions’ clients. Telephone calls into rural parts of the country are not being completed properly, creating at best a nuisance for rural customers, but at worst, a potentially life threatening situation, as important public safety calls are not being delivered. It’s an issue that has been brought to the attention of the FCC, which recently took action against Level 3 regarding the problem.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 10:00

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Digital Home Momentum Drives New Industry Alliance

The home networking industry continues to consolidate and coalesce around emerging industry-wide standards: HomeGrid Forum and the HomePNA Alliance on May 28 announced they are merging. Operating under the HomeGrid Forum name, the union “creates a larger, stronger organization well positioned to lead the evolution of all home wireline networks to G.hn.” Home Grid Forum has been a leading proponent of G.hn, a set of home networking standards developed under the International Telecommunication Union's Telecommunications Standardization unit, ITU-T.
Written by David Raucher at 09:00

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2012 CTIA Survey: U.S. Wireless Operators' CapEx Rises to New Heights

U.S. wireless providers upped their annual network investments 19% to $30.1 billion in 2012 from $25.3 billion in 2011, according to CTIA – The Wireless Association's latest annual survey, the highest amount since the industry association began conducting its industry survey in 1985. 2012's U.S. total represented 25% of worldwide wireless capital expenditures, an outsized percentage given the U.S. accounts for just 5% of wireless users worldwide, CTIA notes in a press release.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 14:00
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