Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:40:22 -0400
From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net>
Subject: Arizona schools rely on federal dollars to boost internet
By Pete Aleshire
The Payson [AZ] School Board this week approved nearly $35,000 in
contracts to upgrade Internet equipment and service on the district's
four campuses. The federal E-rate program will pay 80 percent of the
cost, for the latest local installment in a multi-billion-dollar
annual federal effort to connect schools and libraries to high speed
The federal government charges phone and telecommunications companies
an annual fee to improve access for underserved areas amounting to
some $2 billion annually. The long-running program has helped boost
high-speed and wireless Internet on school campuses - rising from
about 35 percent of schools when the program started in the 1990s to
about 95 percent now.
(Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:57:48 -0400
From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com>
Subject: Justice Department: AT&T's merger is a 'frontal attack' on
Justice Department: AT&T's merger is a "frontal attack" on the law
What to expect from the landmark trial.
When the University of Maryland-Baltimore County delivered a historic
upset over the University of Virginia's college basketball team last
week, the game was carried on a cable channel owned by a company AT&T
is trying to buy for $85 billion - and which is at the center of a
landmark antitrust lawsuit between the telecom giant and the
Department of Justice.
Government attorneys said Thursday that the match is an example of the
kind of popular content that could become more expensive to watch if
AT&T is allowed to purchase Time Warner, one of the world's biggest
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:09:57 -0400
From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: EFF: How Congress Censored the Internet
How Congress Censored the Internet
BY Elliot Harmon
In Passing SESTA/FOSTA, Lawmakers Failed to Separate Their Good Intentions
from Bad Law
Today was a dark day for the Internet.
The U.S. Senate just voted 97-2 to pass the Allow States and Victims
to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA, H.R. 1865), a bill that
silences online speech by forcing Internet platforms to censor their
users. As lobbyists and members of Congress applaud themselves for
enacting a law tackling the problem of trafficking, let's be clear:
Congress just made trafficking victims less safe, not more.
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:15:07 +0000
From: Stephen Hope <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: V35 and G.703
On Tue, 20 Mar 2018 03:35:45 -0700 (PDT), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>On Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 1:28:39 AM UTC+8, Matt wrote:
>> email@example.com (marco carini) wrote in message
>> > I would like to know what are the differences between V.35 and
>> > G.703 interfaces. Is there anyone who can help me to understand
>> > when V.35 interface can be used and when G.703 is preferred?
>> > Thanks in advance for your kind answer.
>> > --
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>> Where aren't they different.
>> V.35 simply stated has differential signaling on the datapath with
>> separate clocks (clocks are also differentially signalled).. it has
>> standard modem control signals (CTS,RTS etc...) which use single
>> end-ended signalling.. standard connector is a winchester
>> connector. Standard (V.35) has been withdrawn by the ITU, so
>> implementations are loose. Typical maximum datarate for V.35
>> drivers is 10 MHz.
>> V.35 is used between a router and CSU/DSU, when the router doesn't
>> have this function integrated.
>> G.703 defines standard telecom electrical interfaces including such
>> interfaces as DS0, DS1, DS3, E1 and E3. Interfaces use different line
>> codings (B8ZS, HDB3)and different medias for transport (coax, UTP,
>> G.703 would be the interface which is on the "network" side of a
>> The diagrams below shows two possible implementations..
>> WAN --- DS1 ----- CSU/DSU ----- V.35 ----- Router ---- 802.3 --- LAN
>> WAN --- DS1 ----- CSU/DSU/Router ---- 802.3 --- LAN
>> WAN and LAN are networks DS1, V.35 and 802.3 are physical layers.
>> CSU/DSU and Router are communications equipment.
> Hi, Can you tell me where i can buy G.703/G.704 to V.35 (Winchester
> connector) interface converter? I know many manufacturers have
> stopped production. I am looking for those that [are] still
> Thank you.
>***** Moderator's Note *****
> I'm not sure if G.703/4 were ever used outside the "V.35" interface,
> so I'm not sure what you're asking, but I'll publish this in hopes
> that someone else can help you.
G.703 2 Mbps is the standard delivery for an ISDN30 voice circuit in
UK & Europe (and other places outside US + Japan where those are still
V.35 is 1 of a set of serial interfaces that can sort of interwork
with cable adaptors and some compromises about clocking if you cannot
find V.35 specific interfaces - X.21 in the UK, but RS422 as well.
Most relatively recent equipment designed for a serial interface such
as a Cisco router have had flexible multifunction serial interfaces
for a long time - typically they support RS422, V.35, X.21 and DTE or
DCE setup - you pick the one you want by strapping different pins
together within a cable.
End of telecom Digest Sat, 24 Mar 2018