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Up to date information on the telecommunications industry.

October 15, 2008
FCC overhaul eyes broadband but could raise bills
The nation's top telecommunications regulator wants to overhaul the fees that phone companies pay each other to connect calls and the fund that subsidizes phone service in underserved areas. Supporters say the reforms will help bring broadband to places that lack high-speed Internet, but consumer advocates question how much the plan will raise phone bills.
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July 3, 2008
Mozilla claims Guinness Record for downloads
Mozilla, developer of open-source Web browser Firefox, said on Wednesday it set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of software downloads in 24 hours.

Over 8 million people downloaded Firefox 3 in the period following its official launch, the company said in a statement.
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September 4, 2008
Comcast appeals FCC Web traffic-blocking decision
Comcast Corp. is appealing an FCC ruling that the company is improperly blocking customers' Web traffic, triggering a legal battle that could determine the extent of the government's authority to regulate the Internet.
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October 17, 2008
Bell System breakup celebrates its silver anniversary
Twenty-five years ago, on Jan. 1, 1984, the old Bell System was broken up with the divestiture of the Bell operating companies (the local-telephone companies) from AT&T. Normally, a silver anniversary would be a time of celebration but one wonders whether this cataclysmic event in the telecommunications industry was really worth all the turmoil.
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