Telecommunication News You Need to Know

NewsSome thought-provoking and interesting items about the telecommunications industry appeared in the news this week. The links that follow will take you to three stories with information that you probably need to know, but may have missed in the hustle and bustle of your week.

>>A technology shortfall can lead to tragic results, a national investigation shows. Learn why it really IS important to have a landline. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/22/cellphone-911-lack-location-data/23570499/

>>We’ve all been hearing a lot about the pros and cons of net neutrality. Indications are that the discussion won’t stop anytime soon. If you use the Internet, you should understand how the new FCC rules might  – or might not – affect you. Check out this 172 second video that will explain. http://www.vox.com/2015/2/26/8117905/new-net-neutrality-rules-explained

Not as pressing a topic, but equally interesting for those of us who live in rural areas, this article discusses indications that the Internet is shifting technical innovation away from big cities.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/02/18/how-the-internet-may-be-shifting-innovation-away-from-big-cities/.

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