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AI in the Work Environment? Be Mindful.

June 12, 2024

Via: No Jitter

For a several years, I’ve been thinking and writing about ethical use of artificial intelligence both within the enterprise and beyond. While these topics remain of paramount interest to me and importance to all, given AI’s rapid deployment in various […]


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How the Digital Markets Act Could Impact Enterprise Communications

February 29, 2024

Via: No Jitter

On November 1, 2022, the European Union’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) took effect. This law instigates significant changes for big tech or more specifically, big US tech. It’s presented as a form of regulation intended to foster fair competition. The […]


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How to Draft a Useful Data Security Policy

February 14, 2024

Via: No Jitter

A consultant colleague recently reached out with some questions on how to craft a good organizational information security policy. I’ve got experience with this, as a graduate-level legal instructor, a lawyer, and someone who frequently talks to communications technology practitioners. […]


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The EU Takes the Lead in AI Regulation – But the New Rules Will Have Global Implications

December 20, 2023

Via: No Jitter

Early in December, policymakers in the European Union made some important and decisive steps forward in taking the lead in global AI regulation. This action, though not yet ready for codification, will have a significant impact on the development and […]


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Ten Questions to Ask Your Provider About Your Communications Technology Bills

November 9, 2023

Via: No Jitter

Any bill for traditional telecom services, mobile services, video conferencing, or other cloud services can be examined to see if there’s a way to make those recurring service charges lower without a noticeable drop in services. The basic questions for […]


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Majority Don’t See Government Regulations as Path to Trusting AI

November 8, 2023

Via: No Jitter

With only 25% of business leaders and 13% of consumers fully trusting generative AI, the Biden Administration’s Executive Order governing the development and use of AI may appear to be a welcome development. However, according to Metrigy’s Customer Experience Optimization […]


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A New Executive Order on AI Guidelines Is the Next Major Step in a National Conversation

November 2, 2023

Via: No Jitter

It’s hard to go anywhere and not hear people talking about their fears about what widespread deployment of artificial intelligence may mean, not just to the economy, but to our lives. Are we about to be taken over by machines […]


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Net Neutrality Is Coming (Soon)

October 23, 2023

Via: No Jitter

In an anticipated move, the FCC, now with its full complement of three Democratic commissioners, voted at the October monthly Open Meeting to move forward with a proceeding to reestablish open internet protections for millions of American consumers and businesses. […]


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Net Neutrality May Be Returning to the U.S.

October 11, 2023

Via: No Jitter

Perhaps this hasn’t affected you yet, but my email has been coming in in clumps—three emails at once, a pause, then another six emails at once. While I can only read one message at a time, the reason for my […]


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California IATSE Council applauds passage of SB 799

September 19, 2023

Via: Broadcast Beat

The California IATSE Council (CIC) applauds the passage of SB 799 by the California legislature, which extends unemployment benefits to striking workers, an important major victory for motion picture industry labor unions, including IATSE. The new bill provides unemployment insurance […]


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Stronger Communications Start With Stronger Infrastructure

May 31, 2023

Via: No Jitter

Back in September 2021, I wrote an article, Rural Broadband May Soon Get a Boost, about the bipartisan infrastructure bill which was being debated in Congress. The Infrastructure and Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was passed in November of 2021. […]


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When There’s No Dial Tone, There’s No Kari’s Law Compliance

April 26, 2023

Via: No Jitter

Recently, I had dinner with a friend who travels a great deal for his job as an academic physician. He mentioned to me that when he gets to a hotel, he calls the front desk to set up a backup […]


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Texting While Driving Is Not Just a Personal Problem

April 12, 2023

Via: No Jitter

We’ve all become incredibly accustomed to seeing people texting and driving (or otherwise using mobile devices in unsafe ways ourselves), but ubiquity is not synonymous with risk reduction. A recent article in the Wisconsin Lawyer reminded me that liability, and […]


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Biden’s new cybersecurity strategy must stress accountability (Reader Forum)

February 28, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Rampant malicious activity in cyberspace hurts individuals, companies, and government agencies, while threatening US national security. The expected release of a new National Cybersecurity Strategy by the Biden Administration is an occasion for us to learn lessons from past efforts […]


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FCC targets mortgage scam robocalls

January 26, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission says that it is working to shut down network access for robocalls coming from a Florida realty group that is being sued by three state attorneys general for deceptive business practices. The U.S. regulatory agency has […]


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Short extension of FCC auction authority makes the omnibus bill

December 20, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Senate has released a $1.7 trillion fiscal year 2023 omnibus appropriations bill, but it does not include long-term auction authority reauthorization for the Federal Communications Commission. Instead, the bill, which will fund the federal government for the coming year, […]


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FAA to FCC: Mandate 5G C-band restrictions around airports

October 27, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

When it comes to rolling out 5G C-band services, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to mandate that smaller Communication Service Providers (CSPs) abide by the same restrictions that Verizon and AT&T agreed to […]


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Canada issues new rules to foster competition via MVNOs

October 20, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Canada’s telecom regulator issued a new regulation under which top mobile operators will be required to accept requests for access to their networks from smaller competitors in a move to boost competition and lower the costs of mobile plans. According […]


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Your Telecom Bill Is Going Up – Here’s Why

September 27, 2022

Via: No Jitter

On almost all telecom bills, there’s a section called something like “fees, taxes, and surcharges,” which customers pay in addition to the services that they are contracted for. These fees are rarely (if ever) discussed during negotiations for new services […]


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The Graceful and Ungraceful Evolution Away from POTS

August 4, 2022

Via: No Jitter

As much as I hate to admit it, and despite the fact that I rely on and love my low-tech, old time hardwired copper lines (yes, I still have two in my house), POTS lines are going the way of […]