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12/14/2017

The FCC votes to undo ‘net neutrality’ rules. Here’s what that means

The Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era “net neutrality” rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet.

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11/21/2017

FCC chairman sets out to repeal ‘net neutrality’ rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday followed through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally, setting up a showdown with consumer groups and internet companies who fear the move will stifle competition and innovation.

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05/04/2017

Some cling to landlines, but cell-only homes now dominate

Deborah Braswell, a university administrator in Alabama, is a member of a dwindling group — people with a landline phone at home. According to a U.S. government study released Thursday, 50.8 percent of homes and apartments had only cellphone service in the latter half of 2016, the first time such households attained a majority in the survey. Braswell and her family are part of the 45.9 percent that still have landline phones. The remaining households have no phone service at all.

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04/24/2017

Communications Company Offers New Service Over Fiber Optic Infrastructure

Bascom Communications hosted an event last week to announce Accelerate Full Throttle, the service provider’s newest offering available to members May 1st. Full Throttle offers Gigabit-capable access over Bascom’s state-of-the-art, fiber-to-the-premise infrastructure, featuring faster download speeds and aggregate bandwidth. The service announcement and presentation on the social and economic impact of how fiber optic and Gigabit service from Bascom is propelling Seneca County forward took place on Thursday, April 20, 2017, in the historic Redwood Ballroom of Meadowbrook Park in Bascom, Ohio. Bascom Communications has provided services to Bascom and surrounding communities since 1906. Bascom is a cooperative company and anyone with wired services becomes a member. Once a member, if Bascom has a strong year and posts a profit, the membership receives an allocation back to them in the form of capital credit refunds. Bascom serves around 59 square miles of service territory and covers 99.92% of its subscribers with fiber to the premise.

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April 9-11, 2018

OTA Annual Convention

Columbus Hilton at Easton


August 14-16, 2018

Great Lakes Tech Show

Columbus Convention Center

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