FCC's Open Internet proposal draws over 1,000,000 comments According to sources, that comes close to the record of 1,400,000 comments re: the "wardrobe malfunction" incident. It is likely the record for the most comments on regulation. (LTA)
Report: Youth being served by smart energy products According to a recent report, young consumers are more readily embracing the Internet of Things through smart home devices.
Parks Associates’ Internet of Things (IoT) research found that young consumers, those with children, and those in a home for three to four years were leading the adoption of Internet-connected energy devices.http://www.cedmagazine.com/news/2014/07/report-youth-being-served-by-smart-energy-products?type=cta
Check out FCC Proposes Model-Based CAF for Rate-of-Return Carriers at http://www.telecompetitor.com/fcc-proposes-model-based-caf-rate-return-carriers/
According to new survey results from the Software and Information Industry Association, there’s often a big gap between where educators want their schools to be with technology offerings and where they actually are, especially when it comes to bandwidth and devices. Read More (thanks to Associations Now Daily News, from ASAE)
To access the Order of 7th Recon and NPFRM, click here: usf-iccreform order seventhrecon 061014.pdf.
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Louisiana Telecommunications Association, established 65 years ago, is the premier association representing the nineteen independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural Louisiana cities and areas. LTA advocates on behalf of its members in the legislative and regulatory arenas; and it provides training and development, publications and industry events, and an array of employee benefit programs. In an era of exploding technology, deregulation and marketplace competition, LTA's members have formed an Alliance leading the IP evolution for rural consumers, delivering technologies that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business. Because of their efforts, rural Louisiana is fertile ground for innovation in economic development and commerce, education, health care, government services, security and smart energy use.