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1. FCC Takes Aim at Annoying Telemarketing Calls
- Thursday, May 28, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating – and the government is taking note.
The head of the Federal Communications Commission circulated a new proposal Wednesday designed to close loopholes, strengthen current rules, and encourage wireless and wireline carriers to do more to fight against unwanted telemarketing calls and spam text messages to consumers.
2. Charter Buying Time Warner Cable as TV Viewers Go Online
- Wednesday, May 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion.
3. Comcast Abandons Time Warner Cable Bid After Gov't Pushback
- Monday, April 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — What killed Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators' desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV.
A combination of the No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. cable companies would have put nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof, along with NBCUniversal, giving the resulting behemoth unprecedented power over what Americans watch and download.
4. Net Neutrality and What It Could Mean to You
- Friday, February 06, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – A top U.S. regulator just announced he wants more power to oversee Internet service, much in the same way that the government already regulates phone service and other public utilities. The goal is to prevent Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Sprint and T-Mobile from blocking or slowing down Web traffic, or striking deals with companies that provide content like Amazon, Google or Netflix to move their data faster than others.
5. FCC Chairman Proposes Regulating Internet Like Phone Service
- Thursday, February 05, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Declaring that the Internet must not be taken over by big business interests, a top U.S. regulator on Wednesday proposed dramatically expanding the government's power to oversee Internet service providers and establishing new rules that would prohibit companies from blocking or slowing data.
6. Commercial Success
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
If, as the saying goes, everyone gets 15 minutes of fame, Bart Durham’s has come in 15- and 30-second spurts – the length of the commercials that depict him as a lawyer everyman, ever-ready to tilt at windmills for the sake of justice for the working class.
7. Obama Steps Into Divisive Debate on Net Neutrality
- Wednesday, November 12, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.
8. Obama Calls for Tougher Internet Regulation
- Tuesday, November 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Monday embraced a radical change in how the government treats Internet service, coming down on the side of consumer activists who fear slower download speeds and higher costs but angering Republicans and the nation's cable giants who say the plan would kill jobs.
9. Government: NFL TV 'Blackout' Rule Unsportsmanlike
- Wednesday, October 01, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – For years, football fans have bemoaned the rule barring NFL home games that haven't sold out from being televised in the local market.
Well, you can't blame the government anymore.
10. Wheeler Says FCC Won't Allow Internet ‘Slow Lane'
- Thursday, May 01, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The nation's top telecommunications regulator defended his latest proposal to protect an open Internet, warning cable companies that manipulating data traffic on their networks for profit would not be tolerated.
- Saturday, April 26, 2014
After starting work as a butcher when he was just a teenager, Ron Manis began his career as a truck driver in 1979.
“I started when I was 16 years old, learning how to cut meat and, after being in that building 10 hours a day every day, I thought I wanted to do something outside and I’ve been driving a truck ever since,” Manis said. “Every time I saw one going down the road I thought to myself that I’d like to do that one day to see what it was like, seeing places I’ve never seen before, meeting interesting people.”
12. US Proposes Pay-for-Priority Internet Standards
- Friday, April 25, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new Internet rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for faster delivery of their services over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.
13. FCC Won't Appeal Ruling on Internet Neutrality
- Thursday, February 20, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Communications Commission says it won't appeal a court decision that struck down rules it designed to ensure that the transmission of all Internet content be treated equally. The agency says it will fashion new rules.
14. House Takes Step Toward Ban on In-Flight Calls
- Wednesday, February 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Allowing airline passengers to make cellphone calls in-flight is asking for trouble, lawmakers said Tuesday as a House panel approved a bill to ban such calls.
The bill – passed without opposition by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee – requires the Department of Transportation to issue regulations prohibiting such calls. The department has already said it is considering creating such a ban as part of its consumer protection role.
15. AP-GfK Poll: Strong Opposition to In-Flight Calls
- Thursday, December 12, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – As federal regulators consider removing a decades-old prohibition on making phone calls on planes, a majority of Americans who fly oppose such a change, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds.
16. If Government Backs In-Flight Calls, Will the Airlines?
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – The Federal Communications Commission might be ready to permit cellphone calls in flight. But what about the airlines?
Old concerns about electronics being a danger to airplane navigation have been debunked. And airlines could make some extra cash charging passengers to call a loved one from 35,000 feet. But that extra money might not be worth the backlash from fliers who view overly chatty neighbors as another inconvenience to go along with smaller seats and stuffed overhead bins.
17. FCC Chairman Says Airlines Have Final Say on Calls
- Monday, November 25, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – A day after setting off an uproar among travelers opposed to the idea in-flight phone calls, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Chairman backtracked, saying he personally isn't in favor of calls on planes.
18. Congressman, Former Lobbyist Get Housing, FCC Nods
- Thursday, May 02, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday tapped a veteran Democratic congressman to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency and a top fundraiser and former lobbyist to head up the Federal Communications Commission.
19. FCC Chairman Genachowski to Step Down
- Monday, March 25, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, on Friday announced that he's stepping down in the "coming weeks," after a four-year tenure that's garnered mixed reviews for him and tangible progress in the industries he oversees.
20. ‘Ready for It’
- Thursday, May 05, 2011
As a third-generation riverboat pilot, William Lozier understands constancy as intrinsically as he does the wild channels of the Mississippi River.
His grandfather built the majority of the Memphis riverboat fleet. His uncle, stepfather and mother ran it at one point.
21. Fixing the Dryer
- Tuesday, July 06, 2010
The reason I worry that business may never return to pre-recession levels, although the University of Tennessee Business College says it will by 2013, is because I have repaired the clothes dryer.
Normally I would call a repairman and I’m done, after a few hundred bucks, of course.
22. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 08, 2004
GMAQ Elects Officers for 2005
GMAQ Elects 2005 Officers, Directors
The Greater Memphis Association for Quality announced the election of the following officers for 2005: Pat Brown, president; Marcia Boyd, vice president; Felecia Warner, secret...
23. Archived Article: Govt Fcs (econ Bd) Lj
- Friday, April 05, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Economic board will visit Memphis By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The Tennessee Board for Economic Growth will continues its mission of pulling together a focused economic plan for the states future by visiting Memphis in May. On May ...
24. Archived Article: Econ Brd Lj
- Wednesday, November 08, 1995
lj 10/5 cates Economic board holds inaugural meeting By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A new board that is responsible for developing strategies for improving economic development into the next century is now in place. The newly-formed Tennessee Boar...