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Texting 911 Instead Of Phone Call Is Sometimes A Better Option During EmergencyState agencies are making it easier to get help to people during an emergency. Texting 911 can be just as life-saving as making a regular 911 call, but a lot of people may not know about the service.
Englewood's Dish And Sinclair Agree In Principle On New ContractDish Network and Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest TV broadcasters in the U.S., said Wednesday they've agreed on the outline of a new contract, one day after Sinclair's channels went dark for Dish customers.
FCC Says Englewood's Dish Can't Use $3.3 Billion In Credits In Airwaves AuctionThe Federal Communications Commission said Monday that Dish Network Corp. can't apply $3.3 billion in small-business credits toward the purchase of airwaves it gained in a government auction.
Englewood's Dish Network, Sinclair Agree On Extending TV ContractDish Network and Sinclair Broadcast Group have reached an agreement extending their contract, enabling the satellite TV provider to broadcast Sinclair's local channels and averting a possible blackout.
FCC Commissioner 'Outraged' At What CBS4 Investigation Revealed About Free Phone ProgramFederal Communications Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai says a CBS4 probe of a government cellphone program revealed fraud, waste and abuse in the government’s Lifeline cellphone program that he called "shocking."
System Failure Caused Statewide 911 OutageThe official who oversees Vermont's 911 emergency telephone system says it appears that everyone who tried to reach emergency services during a 40-minute statewide system outage was able to get help.
Level 3 To Pay Nearly $1M Over Rural ServiceColorado's Level 3 Communications has agreed to pay nearly $1 million to federal regulators under an agreement aimed at improving the reliability of its telephone service in rural areas.
No Call List Members Frustrated By Telemarketer Calls4 On Your Side has been contacted by frustrated phone customers who keep getting telemarketer calls, even after they sign up on the No Call lists.
Fees Secretly Added To Phone Bills Of MillionsThe Federal Communications Commission is cracking down on the practice known as "cramming."

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