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NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

Posted: 9/2003

Overheard…


At the rate were going, MTVs The Real World
will take place in a geriatric unit before we see action by the Federal
Communications Commission.

Tom Tauke, senior vice president for public policy and
external affairs at Verizon Communications Inc., speaking to a congressional
subcommittee, arguing that government action clearing a path to investment in
fiberbased broadband networks is essential to unleashing the economic stimulus
that can be provided by the nations telecom sector.

Dont Call Us, Well Call You

Only three days after the introduction of DoNotCall.gov, 46
percent of consumers who were aware of the FTCs National Do Not Call Registry
already had signed up for the service, according to a survey of 300 consumers
conducted by InsightExpress, a professional online research firm.

Of those who were unaware of the registry and were advised of
the service, more than three quarters (76 percent) said they were likely to
register. And, if these respondents had their way, the initiative would not stop
with the telephone more than eight in 10 (83 percent) said they would like
to see a similar government-sponsored program to prevent unsolicited e-mails.


Wrong Numbers?

53 =
percentage of people who think it is acceptable to use their cell phone in
stores.
28
= percentage of people who think
it is acceptable to use their cell phone in a restaurant.
6
= percentage of people who think
it is acceptable to use their cell phone at the movies.

Source: WirthlinWorldwide



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Links
WirthlinWorldwide
www.wirthlin.com

InsightExpress
www.insightexpress.com

Verizon Communications Inc. www.verizon.com

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