News tagged with phone communications

Technology convergence may widen the digital divide

(Phys.org) -- Technology is helping communication companies merge telephone, television and Internet services, but a push to deregulate may leave some customers on the wrong side of the digital divide during this convergence, ...

dateMay 17, 2012 in Telecom
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Study finds human communication is 'bursty'

Researchers in Spain have investigated the temporal patterns of human communication and how the latter impacts the spread of information in social networks. The results, published in the journal Physical Re ...

dateSep 14, 2011 in Mathematics
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Fleeing customers haunt phone co. in New England

(AP) -- Phone companies fear that customers will increasingly switch off their landlines in favor of wireless phones or phone service from cable TV providers. So the last thing FairPoint Communications Inc. needed was to ...

dateMar 12, 2009 in Telecom
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FCC unveils rules for rural broadband fund

Federal regulators have unveiled a plan for overhauling the $8 billion fund that subsidizes phone service in rural areas and for the poor. It redirects the money toward broadband expansion.

dateOct 27, 2011 in Telecom
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Measuring 'the Cloud': Performance could be better

(Phys.org)—Storing information "in the Cloud" is rapidly gaining in popularity. Yet just how do these services really work? Researchers from the University of Twente's Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT) ...

dateNov 19, 2012 in Internet
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Frontier to buy rural Verizon lines for $5.3B

(AP) -- Verizon Communications Inc. said Wednesday it reached a deal to sell scattered phone service areas outside its main Northeastern and Californian territories for $5.3 billion in stock.

dateMay 13, 2009 in Telecom
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Attack on SC prison guard renews phone-jam debate

(AP) -- South Carolina authorities who have helped push for permission to block cell phone signals inside prisons say an officer in charge of keeping out contraband was nearly killed at his home - in an attack ...

dateSep 13, 2010 in Telecom
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FCC to update phone subsidy program for broadband

(AP) -- The federal government spends more than $4 billion a year, collected from phone bills, to subsidize phone service in rural and poor areas. Now, it's considering ways to give those places more for the money: high-speed ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Telecom
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