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February 13, 2004 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
Federal regulators opened a major examination Thursday into voice services offered through Internet technology, saying they would tread lightly and focus on social and public safety issues such as 911 emergency calling.
February 3, 1999 | CHRIS FOSTER
If any of the Mighty Ducks thought Coach Craig Hartsburg was going to grin and bear it during the team's current losing streak, they were in for a shock Tuesday. Hartsburg went off on his team a couple of times during practice, and the message was pretty clear. "Sometimes you need a little kick in the pants," goalie Guy Hebert said. "We were dumping pucks into the penalty box and just weren't playing well.
June 21, 1996 | DAVE McKIBBEN
Former Katella High pitcher Jaret Wright is recovering at home after suffering a broken jaw in a freak accident before the California-Carolina League All-Star game Tuesday night in Rancho Cucamonga. Wright, Cleveland's No. 1 pick in the 1994 draft, was injured when he walked into a practice swing by Durham Bulls' player Ron Wright. Wright had surgery Wednesday morning at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange. The surgery was performed by Mighty Ducks' oral surgeon Jeff Pulver.
February 6, 2004 | Jube Shiver Jr., Times Staff Writer
Despite concerns expressed by law enforcement officials about the timing, the Federal Communications Commission is poised to start making good on Chairman Michael K. Powell's vow to keep regulators' hands off Internet phone calls. The FCC gave notice Thursday that it planned to decide whether Melville, N.Y.-based Free World Dialup can send voice calls over the Internet without paying local phone companies millions of dollars in routing fees.
April 15, 2006 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
In London on business last August, Jeff Pulver opened his laptop in his hotel room one night and tuned in to his local Long Island pay television stations with the help of a device called Slingbox. Just as he could at home, he began surfing through several hundred stations to see what was on -- at least until his wife called to tell him to stop changing the channels. The Internet's assault on the broadcasting industry is just beginning, and Pulver is out front to help lead the charge.
March 9, 2006 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
With regular calls nationwide and to China, England and Hungary, Ben Boxall's phone bill was running $900 a month -- not an insignificant expense for his small Van Nuys import company. After switching to Skype, the Internet program that popularized free and low-cost phone service, Boxall cut his bill to about $150 -- a year. "If Skype ever stopped operating, we'd be in big trouble," said Boxall, who runs Luna Imports Inc.
June 17, 2006 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
Cheap Internet phone calls could get more expensive under provisions added to federal legislation that sparked heated congressional debates over pay television competition and equal access to data networks. Internet phone companies such as Vonage Holdings Corp. worry that their new service is being subjected to old rules at a time when the Republican-led Congress and the Bush administration are deregulating the telecommunications industry.
July 23, 1996 | From Reuters
In its quest to make the personal computer an indispensable tool, Intel Corp. on Monday unveiled software that will make it easy to place long-distance phone calls over the Internet. The Intel Internet Phone software is the first to allow users of different types of computers and software to link up, solving a problem that has held back use of the global computer network for long-distance telephone calls, even though it would save long-distance toll charges.
October 26, 2004 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
Telecommunications is a witches' brew of acronyms like TDM, FTTH, ISDN, PSTN, POTS and CDMA. Another one is quickly catching on -- VOIP, for voice over Internet protocol, a technology that breaks up a voice call into data packets and sends it, like e-mail, along a high-speed connection. Jeff Pulver has been promoting VOIP for more than a decade, longer than most of the companies offering VOIP service have existed.
As long-distance companies watch their calls and profits slip away to rivals such as cellular phone networks, the day may soon come when their business--once considered a pillar of American enterprise--ceases to exist. Krystin Alexander is part of the reason. The 33-year-old New Orleans resident no longer makes the distinction between a local and a long-distance phone call.
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