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Verizon/Unicel FCC Update

From this morning's document :The following [the Verizon/Unicel issue] has been deleted from the list of Agenda items scheduled for consideration at the August 1, 2008, Open Meeting and previously listed in the Commission’s Notice of July 25, 2008. This item has been adopted by the Commission.

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Border Policies for Laptops, etc.

An article on the front page of today's Washington Post describes the policies announced two weeks ago that allow Federal agents at the border to take electronic devices (including laptops) away for "an unspecified period of time without any suspicion of wrongdoing."The policies do seem rather broad (!), and the front page article is likely to generate more discussion, which is all to the good.From a technology standpoint, this is just another reminder that we need up to date exte

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Senator Sanders Objects

Senator Sanders raises concerns in a letter to the FCC.

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APA Looking at AT&T Cell Tower Request

From today's Press-Republican, in an article about the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and a request for approval of new cell towers:Independent Tower, LLC is looking to erect a new tower on a stretch of Adirondack Northway in Lewis, on the western side of the road between Exits 32 and 33, McKeever said."That's going to accommodate up to four different cell carriers. AT&T Mobile is co-applicant on that site."They also approved an application by T-Mobile near exit 34.

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August 1

The Verizon/Rural Cellular (Unicel) issue is on the agenda for the FCC's August 1 meeting. One assumes that the spate of meetings this week was to wrap things up. If there are more documents posted in advance of the meeting, we'll link to them here.

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More FCC Meetings

Things definitely are happening.

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