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FCC Takes Aim At Scammers Secretly Padding Your Phone Bill

AOL Daily Finance | Bruce Watson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

A little over two years since it took on the credit card industry, the federal government has found a fresh villain: telecommunications fraudsters. Ea...

PHOTOS: 'Hotel Of Doom' Exterior Completed

Posted 09.12.2011 | Arts

The massive Ryugyong Hotel, which towers over the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, has long been symbolic for all the wrong reasons. Built from 1987...

Ben Craw

Larry Fishelson, DynaLink: 27 Million And Counting

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Craw | Posted 08.27.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Why Is Mighty Time Warner So Scared of Tiny Salisbury, NC?

David Morris | Posted 08.24.2011 | Media
David Morris

Soaring telecommunication rates are straining already stressed public budgets, leading many cities to build networks for their own use. Rather than recognize that success, the telecom companies have spent years trying to eradicate local competition.

No, Virginia -- AT&T Just Seems Like the Great Satan

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

Understanding that the problem is in "the system" doesn't really help. Here's what it feels like: AT&T has the power to fix my Internet and make me happy. They don't. They won't. They don't care about me.

10 Fastest Growing U.S. Industries

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business

Over the course of the recession, major companies have failed, entire industries have withered. But at least a few have not only survived, but grown. ...

Where the Rubber Meets the Skype

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business
Dr. Philip Neches

Steve Ballmer is paying almost $13 per user. Microsoft would have to sell an additional Xbox machine or Office license to each one of Skype's 663,000,000 users for this deal to make sense.

Where Do We Go (To Work) From Here?

Josh Sawislak | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology
Josh Sawislak

Have you ever stared at a blank page, with no idea how to start writing? It sucks, doesn't it? I know I am not the first writer to experience this, be...

AT&T / T-Mobile : Looking Like a Disaster

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 06.05.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

To this T-Mobile customer, last week's announcement of a proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile sent shivers up my spine. And not just because I anticipate an increase in my wireless bill.

White House Will Defend Net Neutrality From House GOP Bill

AP | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is threatening a veto against a House Republican bill that would overturn new federal rules aimed at ensuring equitable ...

If AT&T Buys T-Mobile, Who Wins and Who Loses?

Preeti Vissa | Posted 06.01.2011 | Business
Preeti Vissa

A few have already praised or condemned the proposed AT&T, T-Mobile merger, but rather than rush to judgment, it may make more sense to take a deep breath, step back, and look at the big picture.

Ontornet: Lebanese Campaign Against Snail-Paced Internet Service

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.28.2011 | Technology
Magda Abu-Fadil

Lebanese Internet users are mad as hell and won't take it anymore, so they've launched a campaign to gripe about the country's disgracefully sluggish access to the World Wide Web.

NBP Anniversary Coincides With Considerable Steps Forward

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

The merger of T-Mobile USA and AT&T will enable rapid broadband coverage for most of the nation -- including many lower-income and rural communities that have been largely underserved.

Mobile Broadband Key to Empowering Today's Youth to be Tomorrow's Leaders

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

The Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) is proud to be at the forefront of using mobile broadband to make an impression on educational advancements.

Free The Cities

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John M. Eger

The Congress and the FCC can make many changes in their effort to put broadband into the average American home by allowing the cities to shape their future.

Denver Residents Invited to Shape the Future of Public Access TV

Tony Shawcross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Tony Shawcross

Cable TV is still the most popular TV delivery method, and if you live in Denver, you likely only have one choice for cable television.

America, the UN and the Future of Communications

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John M. Eger

National regulators and policy makers worldwide are looking for some way to harness Internet growth and development, and of course, control the flow of communications in the world.

Digital Divide: Only 60 Percent Of Rural Homes Use Broadband

The New York Times | KIM SEVERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

COFFEEVILLE, Ala. — After a couple of days in this part of rural Alabama, it is hard to complain about a dropped iPhone call or a Cee Lo video that ...

Let's Use the Technology of Today to Build an Even Better Tomorrow

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Wireless technologies present a real opportunity to uplift communities that have been economically marginalized since the Reconstruction Era -- both in providing new opportunity and enabling all Americans to access this opportunity.

The Real State of the Union Winners: Underserved Americans

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Expanded access to the next generation of wireless services will generate major economic growth and rapid job creation, fostering crucial economic empowerment in communities of color.

Accountability: Who Else Will Go the Way of Congressman Bobby Rush?

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Rucker

No member of Congress is beyond reproach. Every member of Congress should be open scrutiny of their record, and every member should be judged by his or her record. It's critical to an effective democracy.

A Dual Plan Hatched @CES to Tackle the Digital Divide

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

As we look forward, we must continue to work with public policy makers and the private sector on approaches to lower the cost of broadband so that Americans have equal access to the good jobs and economic and educational opportunities.

The FCC Vote: A Fresh Start for the New Year

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

No, the Net Neutrality plan is not perfect, but it gives the business community a reason to invest in our country's future. That's a positive step in the right direction.

The Path Forward: Investment and Opportunity

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Straightforward regulatory guidelines from the FCC will lift the cloud of uncertainty for businesses and investors. The telecommunications sector is no different than any other business entity.

Level 3: Let's Call a Spade a Spade... and Let's Play Fair

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

With a net neutrality compromise on the table, we have the opportunity to shift focus to implementing the National Broadband Plan to deliver affordable broadband that is accessible to all Americans.