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FCC proposal could help Google Fiber roll out to more cities

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering a proposal that would eliminate bureaucratic red tape and speed up the delivery of gigabit internet from providers like Google Fiber. Called the one-touch make-ready (OTMR) system, the proposal could accelerate the deployment of broadband services and 5G by requiring new service providers do the work of moving existing lines on utility poles if they want to add their own lines. The change would make it easier for new providers to enter a market. Under the current system, if a new provider…

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Want to file a formal complaint with the FCC? That’ll be $225, please

On Thursday, July 12, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on a new rule that may make it more difficult for consumers to file complaints and get their grievances resolved against an offending telephone, internet service, or cable provider. Critics argued that the new rule, if approved by the commissioners, goes contrary to the purpose of the FCC to regulate communications and hear complaints when they arise. The commissioners will vote on new changes to how informal and formal complaints are handled. Under 1.717 Procedure, informal complaints filed…

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Crystal Structures for Metallic Elements

The crystals of most metals have highly symmetrical structure. The most common types of lattices are (a) Body Centred Cubic Structure (BCC) (b) Face Centred Cubic Structure (FCC) (c) Hexagonal Close Packed Structure (HCP) Body Centred Cubic Structure (BCC) – In this type of structure, atoms are located at the corners of the cube and one atom at its centre. This type of unit cell is found in metals like lithium, sodium, potassium, barium, vanadium etc. Face Centred Cubic Structure (FCC) – In this type of structure, atoms are located at the…

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Iron-Carbon Equilibrium Diagram

Alloys of the Iron carbon system are of the most vital importance to the modern industry due to their extensive, versatile applications. The Iron carbon system provides the most prominent example of heat treatment and property alteration based on the transformation from one form to other on application of heat and eutectoid decomposition. Because of its outstanding importance, the heat treatment of the iron-carbon system has been studied in more details than most alloy system. Types of steels and cast iron depend upon the percentage of carbon present in the…

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