governments

 

Our Town

AS MOBILITY CONTINUES TO PROVE itself useful in bolstering productivity and efficiency, it has begun to find a footing in the municipal arena, a space often faced with federal funding cutbacks and limited options for improving services. Offering cellular applications to local governments is a new frontier for savvy dealers who can offer answers to […]

CEI Protests Possible UN Internet Oversight

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a public policy group, is protesting a brewing controversial idea that the United Nations gain some control over the Internet. The infrastructure of the Internet is managed by the U.S-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. The World Summit on the Information Society is meeting in this week in Tunisia. […]

Sanswire Airs New Service Delivery Concept

Sanswire Networks, the stratellite division of GlobeTel Communications Corp. (Booth 1253), at TELECOM 05 debuted its airships equipped with radios that beam voice, video and data services over 126,000 square miles. The company aims to convince carriers and governments worldwide that the Sanswire Stratellites which outwardly resemble blimps are the service delivery products of the […]

Communications Companies Seek Tax Reform

There is a tax on American phone bills that dates back more than a century to the Spanish-American War. The franchise tax was imposed to help pay for the war, says Steve Davis, senior vice president of policy and law and deputy general counsel with Qwest Communications International Inc. The government “pretty much covered that […]

Telecom, IT Companies Aid Tsunami-Stricken Countries

As governments confront the destruction from the Dec. 26 tsunami in Indonesia, the private sector is stepping in to talk about developing alert systems that could save thousands or millions of lives. Companies also are extending the use of their technologies and raising money for relief and humanitarian aid. On the alert front, San Diego-based […]

Round Table

Posted: 11/2003 … ON THE PERMANENT INTERNET TAX MORATORIUM PROPOSED BY THE INTERNET TAX NON-DISCRIMINATION ACT. The Internet Tax Non-Discrimination Act promotes the growth and expansion of the Internet by ensuring that all Americans have unencumbered access to the information superhighway. Rhett Dawson, president, Information Technology Industry Council [The act] by preempting a variety of […]

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