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  • I like to think of it as the proto-Net Neutrality problem statement: May 19, 1991 BY: DENISE CARUSO CO: INSIDE TECHNOLOGY Next week, Conrad Burns, the Republican senator from Montana, will introduce a bill with incentives a-go-go to get a national fiber-optic phone network up and running by the year 2015

  • At least two other bills on the subject are already pending

  • … Burns’ proposed [bill] — dubbed “Destination 2015” … wants to give phone companies incentive to install what’s known as “fiber in the loop” (fiber into the home) by allowing them to get into the lucrative and verboten information services (also known as “content”) business

  • They can get rich beyond their wildest dreams of avarice by concentrating on what it is they do best [i.e., renting the conduit] — the mere fact that doing so also happens to serve the public interest should not deter them.” So despite the good intentions and safeguards of the Burns bill, the end result is that if passed, it may wrongly drive the first of many wedges into the MFJ, reopening the door for the kind of behavior it was supposed to squelch

    Hoseheads Sprint Car Photos & News
    Numerous reporters and photographers reporting from Sprint Car races in the US
    each week. Includes latest happenings with drivers, car owners, sponsors and ...

    CNN - What will the Internet of the future be like? - February 3, 1999

  • Which is why three years from now, your Internet connection could be faster, your monthly Internet bills higher, and your choice of service providers more limited

  • For customers, the advantage would be a single monthly bill and a single number to call if any of their communications services went down

    CNN - Is the Internet dead? - October 27, 1998

  • CEO Bill Esrey talked about Sprint's ION

  • The Pay-As-We-Go Internet will have various metering and billing mechanisms allowing Internet users, or their advertisers or governments, to pay for the resources they consume


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    Consumer complaints about Cell Phones
    Consumer advocacy site about potential health and security problems.

  • Company inadvertently published data on Internet searches, continued billing dead subscribers

  • Parents often broadsided by unexpected charges many times higher than their basic bill

  • Company defrauded small businesses, non-profits with promise of big savings on phone, Internet bills

  • Polls support provision in New York bill that would allow users to cancel after receiving their first bill

  • House prepares to vote while Senate mulls its version of telecom reform bill

  • Feds charge telecom billing company scammed consumers for millions of dollars

  • Company agrees to protect customers from unauthorized third-party charges on their phone bills

  • Small businesses billed for service they didn't order

  • State rules superseded by new rules, intended to make cell phone bills easier to understand

  • This time around, company billed non-customers a 'basic use' fee

  • Company concedes it billed wrongfully customers and non-customers a monthly recurring 'base rate.' Roll-out starting next year should spread to all major markets by 2006

  • Nation's largest phone company will spend $2.8 billion to build fiber-to-home network

    Memorial Healthcare System | Welcome!
    Information on the health facilities and services of the system, community and
    patient services and employment opportunities. English and Español. (Hollywood)

    Stop Junk Email
    Strategies and tactics to deal with and prevent junk e-mail.

  • According to a recent European Union, junk email costs all of us some 9.4 billion (US) dollars per year , and many major ISPs say that spam adds 20% of the cost of their service

  • If you don't believe me, just look at the history of the state and federal legislation so far: every time a potent anti-spam bill comes up, it is eviscerated in committee by allies of the marketing industry after their lobbying, just a surely as if it went down a dark alley with Jack the Ripper

  • Someone like a Bill Gates, Scott McNealy, Steve Jobs, or Larry Elison

  • 1748), a Federal anti-junk email bill in the US Congress that will outlaw junk email outright

  • of the bill and an (read on the floor of the Senate) are available online

  • This bill would not completely ban junk email, but it would require junk email to be labeled ('Advertisement' as the first word of the Subject) for blocking and filtration and mandate honoring of remove requests, with penalties up to $11, 000 for violations

  • There is online information available about the bills, and

  • , May 15, 1997--New Jersey Representative Chris Smith is getting ready to introduce a bill that will outlaw junk email outright

    Mini Sprint Racing
    Dedicated to supporting Mini-Sprint 600 to 1200cc racing across the USA. Get news,
    links and rule guidelines.

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    Salt Lake City. Local news, weather, sports, and job listings. [CBS]

  • 2News has compiled this resource that links a number of Web sites to find the cheapest gas near you.More Now you can download and watch 2News Bloopers and features from Bill Gephardt and Peter Rosen on your Video iPod

  • Bill Gephardt is here to show us the fiery danger

    100 Facts and 1 Opinion
    Lists one hundred failures of the Bush Administration and why it should not get
    another term in office.

  • The Bush Administration has spent more than $140 billion on a war of choice in Iraq

  • The Bush Administration has spent just $1.1 billion of the $18.4 billion Congress approved for Iraqi reconstruction

  • According to Congressional Research Service data, the Bush Administration has underfunded security at the nation's ports by more than $1 billion for fiscal year 2005

  • The Bush Administration has spent $7 billion this year--and plans to spend $10 billion next year--for a missile defense system that has never worked in a test that wasn't rigged

  • The Bush Administration underfunded the needs of the nation's first responders by $98 billion, according to a Council on Foreign Relations study

  • The Bush Administration awarded a multibillion-dollar no-bid contract to Halliburton--a company that still pays Vice President Cheney hundreds of thousands of dollars in deferred compensation each year (Cheney also has Halliburton stock options)

  • The Bush Administration relentlessly pushed an energy bill containing $23.5 billion in corporate tax breaks, much of which would have benefited major campaign contributors

  • The Bush Administration turned a $236 billion surplus into a $422 billion deficit
    Includes news, access point mapping, and software. Also includes information
    about the Windows NetStumbler wireless network auditing software.

  • The report indicates that mobile WiMax equipment revenues will soar to $2.53 billion by 2012

    Southern Michigan Adventure Club
    The Southern Michigan Adventure Club (SMAC) was formed in July 2000 to promote
    the sport of adventure racing throughout Southern Michigan and beyond.


    Sprint Car Racing. Racer's Racing Series. ...
    Dedicated to open wheel racing coverage with information, photos and interesting

  • ...Billy Alley - the Knoxville track points leader - set quick time

  • Billy Wease, 3

  • - By Bill Sullivan PLACERVILLE, CA – July 29, 2006 ...After winning nearly every race he entered early in the season, Andy Forsberg of Auburn has been enduring his share of bad luck over the past month

    Rexburg -- Welcome to the City of Rexburg
    Information about local government, schools, and area demographics.

    Consumer Action - Telephone Publications [English]
    Non-profit advocacy and education organization that offers consumer education
    about telecom rates and issues.

  • | Check Out Our New Site Articles, updates, and new reports and publications are located there Telephone Publications Scroll down to access Consumer Action's publications about prepaid phone cards, how to read your phone bill, telephone privacy and how to avoid telephone fraud

  • consumers of about $40 billion a year

  • A brochure describing how to check your monthly phone bill in order to save money and prevent telephone fraud

  • This publication includes a list explaining the different charges you will probably find on your bill, information about your rights as a telephone customer, and what to do if you have a complaint about your service

  • An illustrated fact sheet that explains who telephone operators are and what services they provide, including collect, person-to-person, third number billing, and calling card calls

    Julie Zickefoose - Nature artist and writer.
    Lengthy article by Julie Zickefoose.

  • Ivory-billed Woodpecker You can think about heat like this from the comfort of an air-conditioned home or nestled in the remove of winter

  • And the calls are punctuated with the lusty whack of a strong bill hitting wood

  • Ba-bam! An ivory-colored bill

  • His bill, horn-white and huge, juts from his head like the primitive chisel that it is

  • I do my best, calling back the exquisite angles of his head and bill, the long, spiky taper of his central tail feathers, even the color of his toes, and the bristly white feathers covering his nostrils

  • Lord knows, these things aren't in any field guide I've ever seen! When I start thinking about ivory-billed woodpeckers, I find it hard to stop

  • But the ivorybills won't let me alone

  • Any study of the ivory-billed woodpecker has to start with James Tanner's elegant treatise, written as his PhD thesis at Cornell, and published by the National Audubon Society in 1942, while a few birds still hung on in the cypress and bottomland forest of Louisiana, Florida, and South Carolina

  • I felt completely helpless to tell him how much his work meant to me, and I fretted as the conversation in our afternoon tea party turned away from ivorybills and on to topics of greater interest to the group

    STLRACING - Front Page News
    News, results and information about auto racing in the St. Louis area.

  • Bill Frye (Arkansas)..

  • Posted By: On 08-09-2006 06:08 AM By Ben Shelton Sikeston, Missouri (8/8/06) –Billy James and James-Robinson Motorsports competed in a pair of Mid America Racing Series (M.A.R.S.) events over the weekend

  • Billy led the first half of the feature before..

    Mercer Raceway Park
    A 3/8 mile, banked, clay, oval track in Mercer. Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Big-Block,
    Six-Cylinder, Sportsman and Stock Cars events are held.

  • July 22: Winners on 7/29 were Mark Murphy-Sprints, Brad Rapp-358 Mods, Terry Wheeler-Ken Carbone Memorial Stocks, Paul Reiser-Strictly Stocks, & Bill Clepper-School Buses

  • I couldn’t do it without my crew, who sets up this car every night.” Mark Sanders took off in the lead from the pole position with Bill Vance, Jr., Kevin Thompson, and sixth starter Pegher trailing

  • Dave Ianes DNQ: Ted Williams, Steve Mix, Joe Haun, Larry Rhoads, Steve Mix, Jr., Darrel Lewis, Mike Stiffey, Robert Keener, John Watson, Bill Durstine, Mark Williams, Anthony Gillespie, Ben Black

  • Bill Lanigan 7

  • Bill Vance, Jr

  • The following drivers celebrated with wins in the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic victory lane: Mark Murphy-RoadRunner & Lake Road Auto Sales Sprint Cars, Brad Rapp-American Racer/Lias Tire Modifieds, Terry Wheeler-Tire Express Ken Carbone Memorial Stock Cars, Paul Reiser-Maurer’s Trading Post Strictly Stocks, and Bill Clepper-School Buses

  • “I didn’t know how close he (Bill Adams) was until he got up alongside of me coming off turn two on the high side, ” revealed the 18-year-old Shippenville, Pa

  • Bill Adams, who started eighth, was stout working his way all the way to second past Eperthener on lap two

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    Issues in Bristol Virginia/Tennessee
    Articles, essays, and cartoons criticizing the region's social and economic
    system, alleging it to be institutionalized class warfare.

  • Economic and Social Reality This is what billions of tax dollars and local politics have bought for the people of Tri-Cities

  • Earlier this week we told you how Good Samaritan was having trouble paying its bills and payroll

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