We all know that it’s long past time to update the federal Lifeline program, which provides telephone subsidies to low income people. We all are looking forward to have FCC support broadband service. But we also need to ask the feasibility of having a program like this. Is it enough to have the program for
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Taking off from where we left the first part of the blog, we are back with another post, detailing about other options for the hard of hearing segment of society. We detailed out how some mobile phones when used near some hearing devices (hearing aids and cochlear implants), users may sense a buzzing, whining, or
Section 254 of the Communications Act created a national policy that all Americans should have full and equal access to telecommunications services. The term “all” includes, of course, Americans who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Universal Service Fund makes it possible for people residing in remote and rural locations, as well as in
Not everyone is eagerly waiting for their phone to ring. For some of us, it is just too much of a task. You guessed it right…we are talking about hearing-impaired people around us. Did you know not all phones work well with hearing aids? Does this means that you should be away from the phones?
Here are interesting things you may or may not know, about daylight saving time. American inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin wrote a satirical essay, “An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light,” suggesting the idea of daylight saving time. He published the essay in the Journal de Paris in April 1784. The idea was
Most Americans take their home phone service for granted. Especially when nowadays, just 5% of Americans rely exclusively on “plain old telephone service”. The rest use a variety of communications devices, a growing number of which are broadband-enabled. However, ‘they’ don’t represent the entire segment of US household. We also have families struggling to pay
One of the major Lifeline Service providers indicated its plan to discontinue support to the federal Lifeline phone program, which provides subsidized phone service to low-income Americans. The carrier was supposedly having just a couple of hundreds of Lifeline subscribers. Have we grown out of our need for the Lifeline program? Is it no longer
Bringing Lifeline into the broadband world is the new project for Federal Communication Commission (FCC). We are impressed! Internet adoption is at an all-time high, and the hype is not going to die down in near future. Some habits are hard to leave. However, that same is not applicable to the entire population. Families with
Valentine’s Day is known as the most romantic day of the year. It is the time when couples all around the globe celebrate this wonderful occasion. A lot of countries have their own tradition and ways to celebrate this occasion. Italy Initially, in Italy Valentine’s Day was celebrated as Spring Festival. People used to meet
World of communication is changing. It has become more than just phone calls. Texting has become an integral part of our lives and we are getting spoilt for choices. Phone calls or texting apps…we have got it all. A messaging app is a pretty straightforward concept: they replace phone texting by internet-based texting through app.