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Volunteers Use Mesh, WiMax, Wi-Fi in Katrina-Hit Regions, Wifi Networking News, 10/5/2005
Great AP rundown of how good samaritans used cutting-edge tech to bring voice and data to areas hit by Katrina:
http://wifinetnews.com/archives/005910.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/katrina.htm

Web Usage Grows Internationally, Clickz, 10/5/2005
Around the world, the Internet population continues to grow.
http://feeds.clickz.com/clickzstats?m=4
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/data/subscribers.htm

Population Explosion!, Clickz, 10/5/2005
ClickZ Stats has updated its list of the global online populations, with some new figures for the number of Active Internet Users.
http://feeds.clickz.com/clickzstats?m=5
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/data/subscribers.htm

Broadband Adoption Reaches Plateau, Clickz, 10/5/2005
Broadband adoption will slow now that motivated Internet users have already installed high-bandwidth connections at home
http://feeds.clickz.com/clickzstats?m=7
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/data/broadband.htm

Sprint Nextel Sues Vonage, Others In VoIP Patent Dispute, Information Week, 10/5/2005
The patents cover technology related to the processing and delivery of voice and data packets used in Internet telephony.
http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=171203120&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_news
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/

First Federal Indictment from Katrina Internet Scam Announced -, Newsinferno, 10/5/2005
A federal grand jury has returned the first indictment for Internet fraud associated with relief efforts to aid victims of hurricane Katrina.
http://www.newsinferno.com/storypages/10-05-2005~006.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/katrina.htm

Travel industry gets its own dedicated domain on Internet, Taipei Times, 10/5/2005
Airlines, theme parks, restaurants, tourism offices and others in travel and tourism are eligible for Web sites and e-mail addresses ending in ".
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/worldbiz/archives/2005/10/05/2003274569
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/icann.htm

Text Hackers Could Jam Cellphones, a Paper Says, NYT, 10/5/2005
Hackers could take down cellular networks by inundating their popular text-messaging services with the equivalent of spam, computer security researchers said.
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/05/technology/05phone.html?ex=1286164800&en=8bdc4f2443dfaa38&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/wormwireless.htm

Internet challenges television networks, IHT, 10/5/2005
The Web site of a new television series called RThe Strand of Venice,R will not only promote the series, but will also be the place where people watch it.
http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/10/04/business/video.php
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/ipv.htm

Earthlink to build Philadelphia wireless network, Reuters, 10/5/2005
Internet service provider EarthLink Inc. plans to build a city-wide wireless network for Philadelphia to provide residents and businesses with Internet access, according to the company.
http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/internet/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051004/wr_nm/telecoms_philadelphia_wireless_dc
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/muni.htm

Newest Supreme Court Pick Represented Microsoft In MS-DOS Case, Information Week, 10/5/2005
Harriet Miers defended Microsoft in a class-action suit in the mid-1990s.
http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=171203004&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_news
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/ms.htm

House Eyes FCC E-Rate Program In Gulf Coast, Telecomweb, 10/5/2005
The US House of Representatives is planning another communications-related public hearing in the wake of hurricane damage in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
http://www.telecomweb.com/news/1128447986.htm
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/usf/erate.htm

Empty Pipes (42% Broadband Adoption), emarketer, 10/5/2005
A report from Nielsen//NetRatings says that about 42% of the US population has broadband access at home, but this includes many people who don't use the Internet actively.
http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?1003612
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/data/broadband.htm

Free WiFi plan attracts Google, IHT, 10/5/2005
Google has submitted a proposal to offer a free wireless Internet service to the city of San Francisco.
http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/10/02/business/google.php
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/wifi.htm

Internet users say debate over control misses point, IHT, 10/5/2005
Groups representing Web surfers complained that the dispute between the U.S. States and the rest of the world over administration is overshadowing more important issues.
http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/09/30/business/net.php
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/wgig.htm

Baby Bell antitrust lawsuit is allowed to proceed, Free Press, 10/5/2005
A federal appeals court Monday said an antitrust lawsuit against several of the nation's largest telecommunication providers over whether they conspired to exclude competitors from their geographic markets should be allowed to go forward.
http://www.freepress.net/news/11674
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/anti.htm

The $100 laptop, Susan Crawford, 10/5/2005
It's a great story, and it's even true. The MIT Media Lab is launching an initiative to get tens of millions of inexpensive laptops into the hands of children in developing nations around the world. We like the details, like the handcranked power and the instant mesh networks that the ...
http://scrawford.blogware.com/blog/_archives/2005/10/3/1278032.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/usf/dd.htm

WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR SEVEN BOARD MEMBER POSITIONS ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE ADMINISTRATIVE COMPANY BOARD OF DIRECTORS. (DA No. 05-2648). (Dkt No 96-45 , 97-21) Nominations Due: October 28, 2005. WCB. Contact: Sheryl Todd at (202) 4, FCC, 10/5/2005
FCC Seeks Nominations
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-05-2648A1.doc
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/usf/

FTC Seeks to Halt Illegal Spyware Operation, FTC, 10/5/2005
The Federal Trade Commission has asked a U.S. District Court judge to halt an operation that secretly installed spyware and adware that could not be uninstalled by the consumers whose computers it infected.
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2005/10/odysseus.htm
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/spy.htm

FCC’s E-rate Plans to Assist Gulf Coast Recovery: Ensuring Effective Implementation Hearing by the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Thursday, October 06, 2005 1:00 PM 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, House Commerce, 10/5/2005
erate
http://energycommerce.house.gov/108/Hearings/10062005hearing1674/hearing.htm
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/usf/erate.htm

London Event Showcases NGN Future: Focus Group Announces Next-Generation Network Standards, ITU, 10/5/2005
ITU, together with sponsors BT, Cisco, Motorola, Nortel and Siemens, is holding a one day event to mark a new milestone in ITU’s work on next-generation networks (NGN)
http://www.itu.int/newsroom/press_releases/2005/Advisory-08.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/notes/next_generation_network.htm

 

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