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  • Hearing on Cramming Wireless Bills
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    Cell Phones and Consumer Protection

    Witnesses testified about the practice of “cramming” wireless phone bills, in which consumers are charged for unauthorized third-party services. Terrell McSweeny, commissioner at the Federal…

    483 views
  • Experts Testify on Blocking Robocall Scams
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    Robocall Scams

    Technologists and telecommunications officials testified on the effectiveness of existing law to prevent fraudulent automated telephone calls known as “robocalls,” and described…

    496 views
  • Regulation of Unsolicited Calls to Mobile Phones
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    Regulation of Unsolicited Calls to Mobile Phones

    Witnesses testified on a bill that would loosen restrictions on unsolicited phone calls to mobile devices. Supporters say the legislation is designed to make it easier for cell phone users…

    579 views
  • Cellular Telecommunications
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    Cellular Telecommunications

    Michael Altschul was interviewed about wireless technology and privacy regulations, proposed telecommunications legislation and the next generation of cell phone products. “The Communicators” is…

    34 views
  • Municipal Telecommunications Networks
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    Municipal Telecommunications Networks

    Testimony focused on state and local telecommunications issues, including municipal networks. There was conflicting testimony between private providers of broadband communications and state…

    78 views
  • Wireless Unsolicited Electronic Mail
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    Wireless Unsolicited Electronic Mail

    Panelists talked about the proliferation of unsolicited commercial e-mail known as “spam,” and issues specific to the problem in wireless communications. Following their remarks they…

    202 views