News stories tagged with "communication"
Even the state police, their communication level in the North Country is not where it is in the rest of the state.
Tupper Lake, NY, Oct 06, 2011 — State Senator Betty Little sounded a familiar note Tuesday when she called for big gaps in cell phone and internet service in the North Country to be closed--for safety's sake and for the economy. Go to full article
by Lucy Martin
Ontario, WI, Oct 07, 2010 — There's a certain allure to being fluent in languages or codes. John Larsen is a retired health administrator with fond memories of working as a telegrapher with Canadian Pacific Railway.These days he spends a lot of time demonstrating that increasingly rare skill with the Cumberland Telegraph Operator's Club. Most of the 58 members from Canada and the U.S. have some connection with real - or model - railroads. Morse code is still used by uncounted enthusiasts, such as HAM radio operators. But requirements for proficiency in Morse code are falling by the wayside. Larsen spoke with Lucy Martin about the significance Morse code once held - before the advent of telephones, radio or the Internet. Go to full article
by Lucy Martin
Apr 09, 2009 — Back when paper was scarce, and electronic communication had yet to be dreamed of, one way to spread important news was to just shout it out. There aren't many full-time town criers left, but Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin found one--in Ottawa. Champion crier Daniel Richer has broadened the job to include story telling, acting as an MC, and even the occasional marriage proposal. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Nov 30, 2007 — Applications to build three cell towers along the Adirondack Northway corridor have been deemed complete by the Adirondack Park Agency. One of the proposals slated to come before the APA board in two weeks. But a separate plan to provide cell coverage along the Northway appears to be stalled. Chris Knight reports. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Mar 09, 2007 — Cell service providers, local and state elected officials and representatives of the Adirondack Park Agency came together Wednesday to take what was described the first step towards improving cell phone coverage in the Adirondacks. The event, which drew more than 125 people to the Harrietstown Town Hall, was organized by State Senator Betty Little. It comes after a series of accidents on the Adirondack Northway that have turned into a rallying point for improved cell coverage. As Chris Knight reports, most people felt the meeting was productive. Go to full article
Nov 22, 2006 — Scientists have found that millions of birds are killed each year when they crash into communication towers. Now officials at the Federal Communications Commission are thinking about making companies change the way they build the towers. Mark Brush has more. Go to full article
Nov 28, 2003 — This week new Federal Communications Commission rules went into effect. Millions of cell phone users can keep their phone numbers if they switch companies. That means millions of old cell phones could be left behind. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Rebecca Williams has more. Go to full article
Jul 01, 2003 — As communication technology improves, are you feeling more ignored? Do you leave messages that go unanswered? Commentator Elle Garrell Berger wonders why so many of us have been feeling abandoned lately. Could there by black holes out there we don't know about? Go to full article