News tagged with communications companies

Can phone companies do more to block robocalls?

Jeri Vargas put her elderly mother on the "Do Not Call" list years ago. So why is the 88-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease still getting several recorded phone calls a day pitching her everything from ...

dateApr 07, 2015 in Telecom
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New rural struggles in platinum areas

The rise in platinum mining by major mining companies in formerly densely populated rural areas has ushered a new wave of rural struggles with rural communities fighting for self-determination and land control. ...

dateMar 18, 2015 in Environment
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US lawmakers weigh in on 'net neutrality'

A decision to impose tough new regulations on cable and wireless companies that provide Internet service to Americans wasn't influenced by politics, a top U.S. regulator told House lawmakers on Tuesday.

dateMar 17, 2015 in Telecom
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FCC allows city-owned Internet providers to expand

(AP)—People in small communities may get better, cheaper access to the Internet after the Federal Communications Commission ruled Thursday that city-owned broadband services can expand into areas overlooked by commercial ...

dateFeb 26, 2015 in Telecom
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Obama pitching more access to fast Internet

President Barack Obama is once again challenging major cable and telephone companies by encouraging the Federal Communications Commission to pre-empt state laws that stifle competition for high-speed Internet ...

dateJan 14, 2015 in Telecom
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