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Internet Protocol Transition a Critical Step To Ensuring Public Safety, Say Senate Hearing Witnesses

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WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 – Even the quickest and best-designed networks can succumb to Mother Nature when a hurricane or tornado strikes a community. And when thousands of people dial 911 at the same time, modern-day networks simply aren’t equipped to handle traffic of such tremendous scale. That was the message delivered at a Thursday…

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Sen. Hutchison Seeks to Block Open Internet Regulation

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WASHINGTON, December 20, 2010 -Texas Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison has introduced an amendment to block the Federal Communications Commission from implementing any open internet regulations. The amendment would be added to the appropriations bill (H.R. 3082), which provides funding for the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

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Copps Responds to Senators, Orders Handset Agreement Probe

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WASHINGTON, Thursday June 18, 2009 – After a frenetic burst of activity on and off Capitol Hill, Acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps (D) announced on Thursday an investigation into whether consumers are being harmed by exclusive contracts between handset manufacturers and wireless carriers.

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