Category Archive: Policy

Nov 14

Papa John’s Faces $250 Million Lawsuit Over SMS Spam.

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Papa John’s has clearly been a little over-eager with its digital promotion. Now, it’s facing a $250 million class-action lawsuit over all the spammy text messages it’s been sending you and everybody else around the US. It’s alleged that Papa John’s sent 500,000 unwanted messages in early 2010, CNN Money reports. It gets worse: at …

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Nov 07

Watch President Obama Deliver Victory Speech After Winning 2012 Election

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After a close race, President Barack Obama thanked “every American who participated in this election” as he spoke in Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday night. Obama won re-election on November 6, beating out rival former Gov. Mitt Romney. Of winning re-election, the president said in his remarks, “I return to the White House more determined and more …

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May 10

LISTA Announces Dr. Bernice A. King to Keynote ETLS VIP Welcome Reception and Share her Mother’s Legacy.

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LISTA invites Dr. Bernice A. King to Share her Mother’s Legacy with a Private Book Signing of Desert Rose. New York – Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:00 p.m. ET at the Hotel Meliá located at 590 West Peachtree St NW Atlanta (Georgia), GA 30308 at the annual National Emerging Technology Leadership Summit and National Techlatino …

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Apr 30

FCC frees up funds for rural broadband service By John Eggerton — Broadcasting & Cable,

Officially launches Connect America fund, part of its long-term National Broadband Plan The FCC Wednesday officially launched its Connect America fund, an expansion of its phone subsidy program to broadband support, which is part of its long-term National Broadband Plan. The FCC voted last fall to reform the Universal Service Fund with an eye toward …

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Apr 20

Rural Latinos Still Waiting for Quality High-Speed Access by Jose A. Marquez-Leon

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Rural Latinos Still Waiting for Quality High-Speed Access Last year, I wrote about the struggles of the 4.2 million Latinos living in rural areas to connect to high-speed Internet networks. It’s no secret that the FCC found the majority of 10 million households that don’t have access are in rural areas, and the U.S. Department …

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Apr 09

Qwest leader Mueller resigns from CenturyLink board. By Andy Vuong, The Denver Post

The man who sold Denver-based Qwest to a smaller telecommunications company is stepping down from the buyer’s board of directors a year early. Ed Mueller, who served as Qwest’s chairman and chief executive from 2007 to 2011, will resign from CenturyLink’s board when the company holds its annual shareholders meeting May 23, according to a …

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Apr 09

Spectrum Reallocation: How Will the National Broadband Plan’s Goals Be Realized? By DeVan Hankerson, Broadband and Social Justice

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As the dialogue on spectrum reallocation problems and solutions continues, Congress has stepped in and experts have continued to weigh in. Major players on the broadcast and wireless side of the spectrum allocation aisle frame the issue as costs or benefits to industry and not in terms representing the crisis as a threat to the …

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Apr 05

Aging government buildings are often wireless black holes, officials say. By Josh Smith, National Journal

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Even if federal agencies gave all their employees mobile devices tomorrow, many government buildings lack the wireless infrastructure needed to support the technology, government and industry officials said on Tuesday. “These buildings can withstand a bomb blast but you can’t get a wireless signal,” Research in Motion’s Craig Ano told an audience at the FOSE …

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Apr 05

BIEN HECHO: FIRST LATINA GENERAL IN CA NATIONAL GUARD

The California National Guard made history this week, when it promoted Col. Sylvia Crockett to the rank of brigadier general. Gen. Crockett is the first Latina to obtain this rank in the state’s National Guard. Brig. Gen. Crockett began her service with the Guard in 1982, and was commissioned as an officer in 1985. She …

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Apr 05

Swinging the Social Media Wrecking Ball by Samuel Greengard

If the Internet has proved one thing about human nature, it’s that it’s possible to hold a megaphone up to stupidity. Peruse discussion boards and reader comments at news sites, and you’ll find a seemingly endless stream of obnoxious, half-baked and incendiary comments. Of course, social media pushes the concept to the equivalent of Spinal …

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