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Copper phone lines being phased out

...permanent permission for the switch from landline to wireless phone service, Verizon could be forced to rebuild the phone network on Fire Island and in Mantoloking. Unlike cable and wireless companies, landline phone companies have regulatory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-07-08/copper-phone-lines-being-p
Surveillance costs taxpayers millions

...tracked.REGARDLESS OF PRICE, the surveillance business is growing. The U.S. government has long enjoyed access to phone networks and high-speed Internet traffic under the U.S. Communications Assistance for Law Enforce ment Act to catch suspected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-07-10/surveillance-costs-taxpaye
Region's emergency officials urge benefit of new warning systems

...circle around a specific coverage area and send alerts and advisories to all our subscribers."Though the digital phone networks cover a large area, promoting them to the wide boundaries of rural counties has presented challenges.In Richmond...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-03-31/regions-emergency-officials-u
Purchase of Skype expands Microsoft

...or pennies. Calls from one Skype account to another are free. Those to a landline or cellphone using the regular phone network cost money, but much less than going through the phone company.Skype is the largest provider of international calling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-05-10/purchase-skype-expands-mic
Business
Cell phone is center of work, family communication

...poll taker/politician who has figured a way around the Do-Not-Call law. I vow to go back to using my cell phone network. It's how we communicate these days. And if your home phone doesn't ring ... it's me. - CENTURY MARK: Happy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/04/kir_150497.shtml
Bill Kirby
Comcast tackling satellite head on

...megahertz of wireless spectrum won last fall through SpectrumCo, a group comprising cable companies and Sprint Nextel Corp. Comcast is majority owner of the group, which could decide to use the spectrum to start its own cell phone network.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/12/bus_139248.shtml
Business
U.S. takes charge with troops, relief

...destroyed headquarters. - Irish telecommunications company Digicel said it would donate $5 million and help repair the phone network. - Venezuela has sent doctors, firefighters and rescue workers. Mexico will send doctors, search-and-rescue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2010/01/15/nat_563326.shtml
National
Obama promises all-out relief effort for Haiti

...Iceland: 37 search-and-rescue specialists Ireland: Telecommunications company donates $5 million to help repair phone network Israel: Elite Army rescue unit of engineers, rescue workers, doctors and medics Mexico: Will send doctors, search-and-rescue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2010/01/14/nat_563205.shtml
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Vonage fails to meet 911 service deadline

...haven't always been staffed around the clock. The order applies to companies selling VoIP service that uses the public phone network to place and terminate calls. On the Net: Federal Communications Commission: http://www.fcc.gov VON Coalition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/30/bus_27443.shtml
Business
Wireless projects replace wires downed by Katrina

...company. He owns a local wireless Internet service provider, and the gear he set up doesn't need a traditional phone network. It carries calls - as well e-mail and other data - over the Internet. "In the first 24 hours after we plugged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/05/liv_9111.shtml
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