Cell Phone Expansion http://wamc.org en Windham Mobile Service On "Hold" http://wamc.org/post/windham-mobile-service-hold <p><span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; ">Officials in Windham concede telecommunication capabilities in the community are NOT likely to improve in the immediate future...&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; " /><br style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; " /><span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; ">Recovery has been a slow process in the wake of Hurricane Irene, which devastated the Greene County town a few years ago.&nbsp;</span><br style="fo Sun, 13 Oct 2013 10:55:21 +0000 Dave Lucas 75481 at http://wamc.org Windham Mobile Service On "Hold" NY AG Schneiderman Involved In Landline Fight; CNY Senator Griffo on 315 Area Code http://wamc.org/post/ny-ag-schneiderman-involved-landline-fight-cny-senator-griffo-315-area-code <p>Uncertainties over telephone service in Central New York and downstate on Fire Island have attracted the attention of government officials.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:55:43 +0000 Dave Lucas 68775 at http://wamc.org NY AG Schneiderman Involved In Landline Fight; CNY Senator Griffo on 315 Area Code Phone Company Pushing Wireless Over Copper Line http://wamc.org/post/phone-company-pushing-wireless-over-copper-line <p>The New York state Public Service Commission has approved a plan by Verizon to eliminate its landline service on western Fire Island off the south shore of Long Island. Critics fear the move seals the fate of the old copper line system.</p><p>The telephone has been immortalized in story and song, woven deep into the tapesty of 20th century social culture... but this is the 21st century, and some fear the landline is going the way of carburetors and VHS tapes.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 20:20:33 +0000 Dave Lucas 66072 at http://wamc.org Phone Company Pushing Wireless Over Copper Line Grant to Improve Cell Coverage in Southern Vermont http://wamc.org/post/grant-improve-cell-coverage-southern-vermont <p>The state of Vermont is investing $5 million to expand cell phone service in 19 areas in southern Vermont.<br><br>The Vermont Telecommunications Authority has approved a grant to VTel Wireless, an affiliate of Vermont Telephone based in Springfield.<br><br>VTEL Wireless will be starting its own retail cellular service, with roaming agreements with national carriers.<br><br>Governor Peter Shumlin said Friday that the investment in cellular equipment through VTel Wireless will fill in some of the most challenging gaps in southern Vermont.<br><br>Service will improve on:<br> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 22:50:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 54720 at http://wamc.org Grant to Improve Cell Coverage in Southern Vermont