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“[W]e have to understand where communications fell short, where recovery took too long, and what changes can be made to make our networks more resilient before the next unthinkable event occurs,” said FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel.
“As the state moves forward with its aggressive and laudable plans to ensure all Californians have access and the means to use broadband and wireless services, we must also collaboratively discuss the quality of those services,” said Amy Yip-Kikugawa, Acting Director of the Public Advocates Office.
“The company would prefer to work with all contractors,” said Frontier technician Tom Gardella to the LA Times. “[But] the contractors aren’t as invested as the employees. We’re in it for the quality because we’re in this for the long term. They’re in it for the piece-work.”
A mother admires her daughter trying on her wedding dress over a glass of champagne. They are not in the same room -- or even the same country.
As several area North Carolina schools have discovered, high speed internet is hard to come by. Fast, reliable internet access is so sparse in rural parts of the state that townspeople and schools have to fight over the few high-speed hubs in town: schools and libraries. The alternative is slow dial-up, which often gets interrupted and is grossly unreliable.
In his first State of the State Address, Governor Spitzer made a bold declaration for high speed Internet.
The decision by the majority of the Federal Communications Commission to endorse Verizon's proposed New England sale to FairPoint Communications is ill-advised and premature, coming even before final determinations have been made by regulators in both Vermont and New Hampshire.
High School sports coverage has traditionally been limited to local newspapers and radio broadcasts. However, with advances in digital video and high speed internet, high school sporting events can be broadcast over the internet.
As the troubling Verizon-FairPoint deal awaits a final decision by New Hampshire and Vermont regulators, the fate of fiber optic networks in northern New England hangs in the balance.
The Silicon Valley is calling for action on a national high speed Interent policy
Earthquakes near Taiwan a few days ago are being blamed for "massive telecommunications disruption" throughout Asia.