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March 28, 2014

Two Tech Companies, Pitney Bowes Get Money From Bond Commission

by Christine Stuart | March 28, 2014 2:13pm

istockphoto The state Bond Commission released funding Friday for a number of projects, including $25 million for two technology companies and Pitney Bowes.

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March 25, 2014

Blumenthal Joins Post Panel On The Internet

by Staff Report | March 25, 2014 7:02am

CTNJ file photo U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal will participate in a Washington Post Live forum that will explore this next phase of the Internet and the things connected to it. The forum will be streamed online starting at 9 a.m.

The forum will gather business leaders, tech entrepreneurs, regulators, and privacy and security experts to look at how our “interconnected world” is quickly evolving and to tackle the questions being raised by the “Internet of Things.”

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February 17, 2014

ANALYSIS | Connecticut’s Electric Marketplace Fraught with Unscrupulous Marketing Practices

by Lon Seidman | February 17, 2014 1:00pm

Retail electricity suppliers aggressively market low fixed rates to Connecticut residents, but many consumers are finding those initial savings give way to expensive variable rates that have more than doubled their bills.

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February 5, 2014

FCC Sees Possible End to Land Lines, Plans Experiments in Limited Markets

by Lon Seidman | February 5, 2014 7:18pm

While efforts in Connecticut to relax telephone provider regulations failed in the last legislative session, the Federal Communications Commission is beginning a set of experiments to prepare for “historic technological transformations” in the telecommunications industry as more consumers move away from traditional wireline services.

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January 20, 2014

State Plans A Website Makeover

by Christine Stuart | January 20, 2014 6:30am

The state of Connecticut’s official website ct.gov is about to get a makeover and state officials say it will increase its functionality and usability.

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December 17, 2013

AT&T Sells Landline Service To Stamford Company; AG Jepsen Says He’ll Evaluate Deal

by Christine Stuart | December 17, 2013 10:55am

(UPDATED 2:30 p.m.) AT&T sold its Connecticut landline phone business Tuesday to Frontier Communications Corp. for $2 billion in cash. The announcement had Attorney General George Jepsen and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal concerned about possible impacts on prices, competition, and public safety for people still using landlines.

—More from CTTechJunkie: Who Is Frontier Communications?

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December 4, 2013

Astronaut, Esty Encourage A STEM Education

by Emily Boushee | December 4, 2013 1:00pm

Emily Boushee photo Being in space is like swimming in a pool, Astronaut Randolph Bresnik told a group of Farmington High School students Monday, drawing some laughter.

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November 1, 2013

VIDEO | US Spying Put Lavabit Owner Out of Business

by Lon Seidman | November 1, 2013 8:18am

Ladar Levison was the founder and owner of secure email service Lavabit that was shut down earlier this year after he was forced to turn the site’s encryption keys over to the government.

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October 31, 2013

Health Reform In Connecticut Still At The Mercy of the Feds

by Christine Stuart | October 31, 2013 7:30am

istockphoto Connecticut’s insurance exchange website will continue to be at the mercy of the federal government when it comes to verifying certain pieces of information necessary to complete the application process.

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August 20, 2013

Tolland Company Provides ‘Free Juice’ to Electric Vehicles

by Lon Seidman | August 20, 2013 5:30am

Juice Bar When Tolland-based Juice Bar began readying their electric vehicle charging stations for the marketplace in 2010, there was not a single mass-produced plug-in electric vehicle yet on the market and only several hundred on the road.

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