Posts Tagged ‘Federal Communications Commission’
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Over the past couple of days, I’ve been thinking about truth, truth-telling, falsehoods, lying and other machinations of language by and through which we communicate.
Interestingly, I’ve also though of where those items may have intersections of law, law violation, duty, freedom, rights and civic responsibility.
As an illustration, or imaginary case in point, if a police officer asks you a question, a person is most often and typically required to tell the truth. That is, they are required to answer honestly. There are various penalties associated with lying to a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO), which vary state to state, and in various localities.
Here’s something more specific, however. Number one, you don’t have to talk. That’s guaranteed by our Fifth Amendment. And even if there is no possibility of self-incrimination (that is to say, you are not accused of any wrong doing), a person still has no legal requirement to speak.
However, if they do speak, they must Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, May 24, 2012
The revolution will not be televised.
It will be handheld.
Because the future is now.
FCC Is Expected to Vote to Open Up Spectrum, Easing Patient Monitoring and Making Product Development Less Risky
Hospitals are getting ready to cut the cord.
In place of knots of wires stuck to patients to monitor their blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen level and body temperature, doctors and the companies that supply them hope to use Band-Aid-like sensors to accomplish the same task wirelessly.
The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote Thursday to open up spectrum for wireless medical devices, raising the possibility of easier hospital-patient monitoring, fewer tubes in emergency rooms, and more remote monitoring at home.
The shift will make it easier to track patients’ conditions, improving the odds that health problems will be caught before they become an emergency, analysts and clinicians say.
While wireless technology has boomed for phones and computing, it has been slower to take hold in the medical sphere. Hospitals have Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, April 14, 2012
This morning, as I was going about my morning routine, it occurred to me in that process that I am Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, February 10, 2012
Madonna breaks silence, rips M.I.A. over Super Bowl ‘bird’
February 10, 2012 | 11:33 am
Madonna broke her silence Friday morning on the uproar that followed her Super Bowl XLVI halftime show, which was upstaged when fellow performer M.I.A. appeared to curse and gave the middle finger to the more than 110 million viewers watching.
Madonna said that she only learned of the antics after the fact — and was none too pleased.
“I was really surprised,” she told Ryan Seacrest during a call-in interview to “On Air With Ryan Seacrest.” “I didn’t know anything about it. I wasn’t happy about it. I understand it’s punk rock and everything, but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy and positivity, it seemed negative.“
She added: “It’s such a Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, February 7, 2012
In writing to a friend about telecommunications – starting with the demise of the pay phone – I wrote “I know how ya’ feel.“
“How some ever… we were told about how these things might change as far back as ten years ago (or thereabouts), or so.”
I began to explain that we’re now undergoing is a national transformation – albeit one that the telecoms are hating/loving. The problem is, that the dinosaur telecoms are being driven toward revolution by the technology. They’re not leading, they’re being moved by force.
And that force is the people – the market. And yet, there’s a problem with being moved by force. And I do not refer to force in a mild way. I refer to force as ‘when-push-comes-to-shove’ type of force.
The seeming ubiquity of such low-cost technology is Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in - Even MORE Uncategorized!, - Politics... that "dirty" little "game" that first begins in the home. | Tagged: AT&T, business, Code division multiple access, FCC, Federal Communication Commission, Federal Communications Commission, GSM, MetroPCS, Mobile phone, Plain Old Telephone Service, South Korea, Technology, Telecommunications, Time division multiple access, United States, Wi-Fi | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, July 31, 2011
It was only an inevitable matter of time before this happened. With the iPhone, AT&T bit off more than it could chew, and their network in many – if not most -places, still lags behind in quality, performance and reception. They have not invested in their infrastructure, to improve the quality of the network, and consequently, other networks are “nipping at their heels.” In stark contrast, Verizon saw the proverbial handwriting on the wall, and prepared their network for what they strongly suspected would happen.
Though many are not aware of it, regulation of communication carriers – landline, cellular, etc. – is done by the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC sets the standards for quality, and ensures those standards are met through regulatory oversight. The cellular network has grown by leaps and bounds, and differs significantly from the landline/wire telephone network. Regulations require the landline/wire network to have numerous backups, re-routing alternatives, and redundancies. There cellular/wireless network has NO such requirement.
If the FCC were to Read the rest of this entry »
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