News tagged with state regulators

US gains Internet speeds, but gaps remain

Americans enjoyed improved Internet connections over the past year, but some providers were inconsistent or fell short of delivering advertised speeds, the US telecom regulator said Wednesday.

dateJun 18, 2014 in Telecom
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NY health chief: Longer gas-drilling study needed

(AP)—Environmental groups are praising state regulators for delaying a decision on shale gas development until a more in-depth health study is finished. But landowners eager to reap profits from their mineral resources ...

dateFeb 13, 2013 in Environment
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Energy industry develops nontoxic fracking fluids

The oil and gas industry is trying to ease environmental concerns by developing nontoxic fluids for the drilling process known as fracking, but it's not clear whether the new product will be widely embraced by drilling companies.

dateFeb 03, 2013 in Environment
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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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Mobile apps raise new privacy concerns

Smartphone in hand, you tap into your local application store. You click on a nifty tool that promises to massage your belly and pat your head at the same time. But just as you're about to download it, you decide to click ...

dateMar 23, 2012 in Software
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New California rules require cleaner cars

California, long a national leader in cutting auto pollution, pushed the envelope further Friday as state regulators approved rules to cut greenhouse gas emissions from cars and put significantly more pollution-free vehicles ...

dateJan 30, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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Companies yank cord on residential phone books

(AP) -- What's black and white and read all over? Not the white pages, which is why regulators have begun granting telecommunications companies the go-ahead to stop mass-printing residential phone books, ...

dateNov 11, 2010 in Other
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What do Biological Cells and Democracy Have in Common?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) and Harvard University offer a groundbreaking new perspective on how genes determine and regulate the functional identity of a cell. The study, ...

dateFeb 19, 2009 in
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