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Feds must speed up expansion of Lifeline wireless service

In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, NCL’s Sally Greenberg expressed concern that delays in providing Eligible Telecommunications Carrier certification to prepaid wireless carriers may be delaying the expansion of Lifeline wireless service to low-income consumers.

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Bringing broadband to low-income households

In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, NCL’s John Breyault offers support for a pilot Universal Service Fund for broadband.

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Mobile commerce: what’s all the buzz?

You may have seen advertisements for things you can purchase using your wireless phone, such as jokes or ring tones. This new form of shopping, called mobile commerce, lets consumers order products or services using their phones or personal digital assistants (PDAs), with the charges usually appearing on their next wireless bill. NCL’s got the latest buzz on how mobile commerce works and what to watch out for.

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