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LATA

LATA (Local Area and Transport Area) was the result of the 1982 Modification of Final Judgement that enabled companies like Sprint and MCI to carry long distance traffic by breaking up the Bell Operating Companies […]

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SIP

SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) I trust you’ve heard of VoIP (Voice over IP) by now, which is transmitting voice digitally over the Internet, whether from a VoIP phone, computer, tablet, smart phone, etc. But SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) may […]

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Dark Fiber

While it may sound ominous, it’s not. Dark Fiber is simply fiber optics that, while installed (either underground or aerially), isn’t currently connected to electronics, such as transmitters, amplifiers, and receivers. In other words, it’s […]

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The Cable Act of 1984

Approximately 35 years ago, Congress passed the Cable Act of 1984, which deregulated the cable TV industry and promoted competition. In addition, it left the FCC with basically no jurisdiction over the industry, which is […]

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Broadband

While you’ve heard the term for years and simply assumed that it means higher, faster speeds, you’re correct. However, its definition, which is based on speed, has changed over the years. Originally, it was considered […]

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