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Burns bill looks to put brakes on annoying e-mail

Years ago, the British comedy troupe Monty Python created a skit that made light of Spam, Hormel’s square-shaped canned pork-shoulder product, in which a waitress offering limited menu options sang, "Spam, spam, spam, spam" over…

High-Speed Internet Access A Boon To Business – Study

An overwhelming number of small business owners consider broadband Internet access a significant, if not critical, resource, according to a study by technology consultancy the Yankee Group. By Michael Bartlett, Newsbytes The study said 90…

$5 million plant coming to Shelby-3 Rivers building phone facility

SHELBY — The 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative will build a $5 million telephone plant in Shelby, offering the area’s first telephone and Internet competition, cooperative officials announced this week. By KAREN IVANOVA Tribune Regional Editor…

Fiber-optic fallout

Billions were wasted in frenzy to build networks, 90% of which lie dormant By Jeff Smith, Rocky Mountain News Staff Writer More than 18 months into the telecom downturn, experts are still divided over the…

Fighting the Ugly Spam Monster

What is SPAM? Over 60 million Americans and countless others in the world (whether they admit it or not) eat SPAM-a tasty luncheon meat made of chopped pork and ham, salt, water, sugar and sodium…

Key Senator Launches New Broadband Bill

A powerful senator today is introducing legislation that he said would bring high-speed Internet access to rural and "underserved" areas, fortifying his ideological bunker for a showdown between two equally influential and diametrically opposed telecommunications…

Pittsburgh report on broadband deployment technology, costs, planning and implementation in both urban and rural settings.

Digital Rivers Final Report Executive Summary Pittsburgh’s position in the New Economy will depend on universal access to an affordable, high-speed digital broadband network that is available to every person and business in the region….

What technical and communications infrastructure would you like to see developed in Missoula?

Geoff Badenoch of the Missoula Redevelopment Agency http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/mayor/MRA.htm and Dick King of the Missoula Area Economic Development Corp. http://maedc.org/ would like your help and input. They are looking at the future of Missoula economic development…

Flash News Flash: It’s Accessible to the disabled

Macromedia Flash designers have a reputation for creating websites that are, well, flashy –- but not friendly to all users. By Lisa Delgado Wired.com "Most Flash designers are thinking about how to make things cool,…

Electrifying Broadband-Making gains with power lines as a high-speed data conduit

Traditional broadband service providers could be in for a real shock. Within two years, sellers of digital subscriber lines, cable-modem and satellite services will face a new heavyweight contender: electric utilities. Lloyd Batzler Washington Techway…