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Time running out to convert radio systems to narrow band

October 27, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Two-way radio users have a little more than two months to upgrade or update their radio systems, lest they face hefty fines for using the older wideband system. Continue Reading

Brent Christensen and David Crothers: Viewpoint: FCC threatens rural broadband growth

August 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The FCC’s recent modifications have retroactively penalized North Dakota and Minnesota’s rural telecommunications companies for investment decisions they have already made and implemented. The FCC is considering another set of harmful modifications to the fund that add additional regulatory uncertainty because the proposed rules would apply differently to each company every year. Continue Reading

TV companies have a year to pipe down loud ads

December 15, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) Shush, already. That’s the message the Federal Communications Commission is sending with new rules that force broadcast, cable and satellite companies to turn down the volume on blaring TV commercials.
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FCC policy switch may raise rural phone fees

November 25, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Revenue would be shifted to help expand broadband as well as mobile-voice networks.

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FCC rules seek to avoid surprise wireless bills

October 13, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Federal regulators want to stop cell phone “bill shock” by requiring wireless companies to alert subscribers before they run out of minutes, hit data usage or text messaging caps or start racking up international roaming charges. Continue Reading