FCC gives phone companies green light to stop robocalls

...way consumers want.The Federal Communi ca tions Commission on Thur sday agreed that Verizon, AT&T and other telecommunication carriers aren't duty-bound to connect those annoying "robocalls" if a consumer doesn't want them.Consumer...

25 years after passage, Americans with Disabilities Act has improved the lives of millions

...to five key areas: employment, state and local government facilities and services, public accommodations, telecommunications, and transportation.By bringing attention to physical barriers, the ADA has made "a quantum difference...

Trade deals wipes out tariffs on more than 200 tech products

...products that include magnetic resonance imaging machines, machine tools for manufacturing printed circuits, telecommunications satellites and touch screens within three years starting in 2016, the WTO said."This deal will cut costs for...

Las Vegas, Quebec City submit expansion bids to NHL

...exploring the level of interest for professional hockey in the gambling mecca. Quebecor, a Canadian media and telecommunications giant, submitted the bid for Quebec City, which previously served home to the NHL's Nordiques.Quebecor also...

Arctic global warming allows cable construction

...melted so much Arctic ice that a telecommunication group is moving forward with a project...a Washington, D.C.-based telecommunications market research company. By comparison...the project will need to persuade telecommunications companies to buy a piece of the...

Business briefs

...Miss. - Six of WorldCom Inc.'s 11-member board of directors resigned abruptly Tuesday, ridding the troubled telecommunication giant of the last group of directors who were present when it racked up $9 billion in accounting fraud. Another...

New toll-free prefix called on

...number is necessary, telecommunication industry experts said...code." The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, a...operating guidelines for the telecommunication industry, is already...said John Manning of the telecommunications alliance. Toll-free...

House panels back Internet tax bill

...subcommittees on Thursday over strong opposition from the nation's governors and local officials. The House Commerce telecommunication subcommittee and a Judiciary subcommittee on commercial law approved the Internet Tax Freedom Act, sponsored by...

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Lottery funds used to develop high-tech classroom

...off a learning laboratory Monday that is designed to help teachers and students make better use of computers and telecommunication. "We really look at what technology can do, not just to increase horsepower in what we already do, but also...

Cuba could provide big U.S. market

...to buy and sell from the Cuban non-government companies, and that computer and telecommunications firms could sell to the Cuba's state telecommunications department.This new relationship could potentially benefit the American economy...