The state saw immediate results when the do-not-call law went into effect in 2002, but advances in technology are allowing telemarketers to find loopholes.
The buzzword in mobile is 5G—the newest generation of wireless service that promises more speed and better connectivity for smartphones, internet-connected devices and even autonomous cars.
Operating as T-Mobile, the company would have about $74 billion in annual revenue and 70 million wireless subscribers.
The state will instead pursue individual leases of state cell towers.
The new area code will “overlay” the entire 317 region, which means existing numbers won’t change but new ones could get the 463 code starting this fall.
The FCC awarded three telecommunications companies $51 million per year in grants for six years to help bridge the urban-rural digital divide.
Albert Chen, founder and CEO of Telamon Corp., made lots of course corrections during his decades-spanning career.
Metronet, a cable provider based in Evansville, has agreed to buy Inside Connect Cable and plans to spend $17 million to construct a fiber-optic network in Westfield.
Opponents of the bill say it would give big companies more leverage in negotiating connection agreements with smaller firms. Supporters say it just reduces redundancy in laws already on the books.
An executive for the phone service company told regulators Wednesday that the firm's depth of experience—not fraudulent tactics—led to the creation of 30,000 federally subsidized accounts last year.
State officials want to know how an Oklahoma City company managed to set up 30,000 Indiana accounts for a federally subsidized phone program in less than a year. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has launched an investigation into whether TerraCom LLC is repeating federal violations it allegedly committed in Oklahoma.
Unusual merger of Hancock Telecom and Central Indiana Power is paving the way for network deployment in rural areas.
Smithville Telephone, headquartered in Ellettsville, near Bloomington, is the state’s largest independently owned phone company. Its Smithville Digital division, which provides fiber-optic communications to businesses, hospitals and schools in 17 Indiana counties, mostly in the south, has quietly been growing on the periphery of Indianapolis.
The Evansville company plans to install more than 200 miles of fiber-optic lines in Franklin.