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Volume 28 : Issue 291 : "text" Format

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  Re: Distribution panel for multiple phone lines? 
  FairPoint in talks with lenders 
  Re: Comcast seeks NBC-U
  Re: Comcast seeks NBC-U
  Low cost toll-restriction devices 
  Re: Low cost toll-restriction devices 
  Re: Low cost toll-restriction devices 
  Re: Low cost toll-restriction devices 
  Re: Comcast seeks NBC-U 
  Security warning on Verizon server 
  Re: Security warning on Verizon server 
  Re: Security warning on Verizon server 
  Re: Security warning on Verizon server 


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Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 18:02:29 -0400 From: Steve Stone <n2ubp@hotmail.com> To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Re: Distribution panel for multiple phone lines? Message-ID: <hbqkpr$8b9$1@news.eternal-september.org> At one time I had 5 incoming lines to my home. When my Dad and I wired my house in 1988 as it was being built we used a small punch block as a central distribution point and fed all rooms using a simple star layout. Cheap, simple, reliable.
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 16:08:21 -0400 From: Joseph Singer <joeofseattle@yahoo.com> To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: FairPoint in talks with lenders Message-ID: <837369.68853.qm@web52701.mail.re2.yahoo.com> CHARLOTTE, N.C. Troubled phone company FairPoint Communications Inc. said Monday that it's in talks with some of its lenders in hopes of restructuring its debt, but still may be forced to file for bankruptcy protection. FairPoint said that as part of those talks it has entered into a forbearance agreement with lenders that together hold more than 50 percent of the loans and commitments outstanding under its credit facility. FairPoint has payments under the credit facility and its interest rate swap agreements totaling about $42 million due on Wednesday. The company said that it likely will fail to comply with the interest coverage ratio and leverage ratio covenants in the credit facility for the period ending the same day. http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/09/28/fairpoint_in_talks_with_lenders/?rss_id=Boston.com+--+Massachusetts+news http://bit.ly/GoUPc
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 21:27:26 EDT From: Wesrock@aol.com To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Re: Comcast seeks NBC-U Message-ID: <c8c.4d84a524.3812607e@aol.com> In a message dated 10/20/2009 11:29:54 AM Central Daylight Time, nmclain@annsgarden.com writes: > AFAIK, no TV station currently streams its signals. But I doubt > that copyright liability would be any less onerous for TV than it is > for radio. KFOR, the NBC outlet in Oklahoma City, announces at the beginning of every news program "We are streaming our program worldwife." Wes Leatherock wesrock@aol.com wleathus@yahoo.com
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 21:16:20 -0500 From: John Mayson <john@mayson.us> To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Re: Comcast seeks NBC-U Message-ID: <6645152a0910221916i4acb8967p949b074a98a707a6@mail.gmail.com> On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 8:27 PM, <Wesrock@aol.com> wrote: > > In a message dated 10/20/2009 11:29:54 AM Central Daylight Time, > nmclain@annsgarden.com writes: > >> AFAIK, no TV station currently streams its signals. But I doubt >> that copyright liability would be any less onerous for TV than it >> is for radio. > > KFOR, the NBC outlet in Oklahoma City, announces at the beginning of > every news program "We are streaming our program worldwife." KXAN in Austin offers their nightly newscast as audio and video podcasts. But I think the original poster was speaking of streaming the regular broadcast schedule, including prime time shows. John -- John Mayson <john@mayson.us> Austin, Texas, USA
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 22:03:23 -0400 From: Telecom digest moderator <telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@telecom.remove-this-too.csail.mit.edu> To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Low cost toll-restriction devices Message-ID: <20091023020323.GA23459@telecom.csail.mit.edu> I'm looking for a low cost toll-restriction device that I can use to prevent anyone in my home doing 1+ dialing. If it's smart enough to recognize 800 numbers, that's fine, but I'll settle for a more basic unit. Suggestions welcome. Bill -- Bill Horne Moderator ******************************************************************************************************* * The address for email submissions has changed: if you submit posts via email, send them to * * telecomdigestmoderator atsign telecom-digest.org. If you submit posts via a newsreader or * * Google groups, you don't need to change anything. * *******************************************************************************************************
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 02:18:26 +0000 (UTC) From: danny burstein <dannyb@panix.com> To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Re: Low cost toll-restriction devices Message-ID: <hbr3pi$8a5$1@reader1.panix.com> In <20091023020323.GA23459@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Telecom digest moderator <telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@telecom.remove-this-too.csail.mit.edu> writes: > I'm looking for a low cost toll-restriction device that I can use to > prevent anyone in my home doing 1+ dialing. > If it's smart enough to recognize 800 numbers, that's fine, but I'll > settle for a more basic unit. Suggestions welcome. Is your home phone routing through the local ILEC? If so, they may (may...) offer toll blocking service. I bumped into this by accident a decade ago in NYC. I had a dispute with Nynex (now Verizon), and they kept my local service active. But they blocked any (well most [a]) attempts at making a call that would kick over to an inter-exchange carrier. There was a line item on the bills (which I don't have with me) listing this service at... zero cost. [a] I played with prepending various 10xxx codes. Most didn't work. A couple did, but I never saw any billing from them. -- _____________________________________________________ Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key dannyb@panix.com [to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded]
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 21:38:01 -0500 From: "GlowingBlueMist" <GlowingBlueMist@truely.invalid> To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Re: Low cost toll-restriction devices Message-ID: <4ae1173a$0$65861$892e0abb@auth.newsreader.octanews.com> Telecom digest moderator wrote: > I'm looking for a low cost toll-restriction device that I can use to > prevent anyone in my home doing 1+ dialing. > > If it's smart enough to recognize 800 numbers, that's fine, but I'll > settle for a more basic unit. Suggestions welcome. > > Bill Here is one on the lower right of the page for around $50. http://www.sandman.com/pdf/page97.pdf Instructions on the device can be found here. http://www.sandman.com/tollrestin.html
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 20:47:13 -0600 From: Reed <reedh@rmi.net> To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Re: Low cost toll-restriction devices Message-ID: <TZmdnVBjO4SrhHzXnZ2dnUVZ_oydnZ2d@earthlink.com> Telecom digest moderator wrote: > I'm looking for a low cost toll-restriction device that I can use to > prevent anyone in my home doing 1+ dialing. > > If it's smart enough to recognize 800 numbers, that's fine, but I'll > settle for a more basic unit. Suggestions welcome. > > Bill > Sandman has one for $49 http://www.sandman.com/pdf/page97.pdf Viking's is $85 http://www.vikingproductstore.com/viking/security-system-1647-Toll-Restrictors.html Haven't used them myself
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 19:11:57 -0700 (PDT) From: hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Re: Comcast seeks NBC-U Message-ID: <b79c408b-a272-4b3d-b3c1-7c2929cb453d@u13g2000vbb.googlegroups.com> > ***** Moderator's Note ***** > > Your argument assumes that local TV station are still needed, and > that's not the case. As it stands now, local TV executives are on the > same dead-end road as the record executives of yesterday: their > influence comes from their position astride a distribution bottleneck > which has been greatly diminished and will soon disappear. I'm not sure I agree. In a sense, much of local TV broadcasting has always been 'out of the box', that is, coming from the network. Things like national news and documentaries, daytime soaps, prime time viewing, and Saturday mornings all come the network and always did. Much of the rest of broadcasting comes from syndicated sources. Local TV stations do very little of their own programming; and almost all that they do do is very cheap stuff. One thing money is spent on is local news and sports--because--local news and sports makes good money. I don't think television advertising has been hit the way newspapers have been by the Internet. The 'net has hit very specific things such as classified ads which TV never did carry. The local ads carried by TV stations are for both local businesses and local outlets of national chains (banks, drugstores, department stores, fast food, cars, etc.) While the recession has temporarily dried that up, it's not permanent. AFAIK, local television stations are rather profitable. ***** Moderator's Note ***** In his famous "Vast wasteland" speech, Newton Minow said that broadcasters had a "license to print money", and you're correct that TV stations in major markets are profitable. That, however, is not my point. However profitable TV stations are, they are also serving as middlemen in between the content producers and the public. As I said, they are enjoying control of a bottleneck which I think will disappear. The networks and the syndicators all have access to satellites, and every TV distribution system operator does too. Sooner or later, those men will realize that the price isn't right anymore: they're paying for a local delivery service that they don't need. Someone always wants more, and the network brass - never the brightest bulbs in the studio, to be sure - will realize that they can distribute their programs to something like 80% of their current audience without paying local stations "carry" fees. The few viewers that they might lose by bypassing local TV stations aren't enough of a factor to stop this change, and IMNSHO, local TV will fade away. Yes, there will be various rear-guard actions that will delay the inevitable, but the artificial barriers will give way to a more efficient distribution model, and the Negroponte Switch will be complete. Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 22:34:07 -0400 From: Telecom digest moderator <telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@telecom-digest.and-this-too.org> To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Security warning on Verizon server Message-ID: <20091023023407.GA24599@telecom.csail.mit.edu> I just tried to access https://www.verizon.com/ . I got an error message, saying that "The certificate is only valid for a248.e.akamai.net". Anyone else have this result? Bill -- Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 01:30:54 -0400 From: "Gene S. Berkowitz" <first.last@verizon.net> To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Re: Security warning on Verizon server Message-ID: <MPG.254b0996eb9363df989681@news.giganews.com> In article <20091023023407.GA24599@telecom.csail.mit.edu>, telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@telecom-digest.and-this-too.org says... > I just tried to access https://www.verizon.com/ . I got an error message, saying that > "The certificate is only valid for a248.e.akamai.net". Anyone else have this result? > > Bill Yes, I get the same error. Issuer: GTE CyberTrust Global Root Issued to: a248.e.akamai.net --Gene
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 03:57:31 GMT From: "Tony Toews \[MVP\]" <ttoews@telusplanet.net> To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Re: Security warning on Verizon server Message-ID: <sba2e59bup6gbedn49q8vkgfbjumld46a2@4ax.com> Telecom digest moderator <telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@telecom-digest.and-this-too.org> wrote: >I just tried to access https://www.verizon.com/ . I got an error message, saying that >"The certificate is only valid for a248.e.akamai.net". Anyone else have this result? Yes, I get a similar message in both IE and FireFox. However if I click continue anyhow it takes me to www22.verizon.net. As does http://www.verizon.net. Tony -- Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP Tony's Main MS Access pages - http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm Tony's Microsoft Access Blog - http://msmvps.com/blogs/access/ For a free, convenient utility to keep your users FEs and other files updated see http://www.autofeupdater.com/ Granite Fleet Manager http://www.granitefleet.com/
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 16:52:04 +1100 From: David Clayton <dcstar@NOSPAM.myrealbox.com> To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Re: Security warning on Verizon server Message-ID: <pan.2009.10.23.05.52.00.942415@NOSPAM.myrealbox.com> On Thu, 22 Oct 2009 22:34:07 -0400, Telecom digest moderator wrote: > I just tried to access https://www.verizon.com/ . I got an error message, > saying that "The certificate is only valid for a248.e.akamai.net". Anyone > else have this result? > Yes, either the DNS address for that site has been hijacked or the webmaster at Verizon has a big configuration problem - probably the latter given that this works: https://www22.verizon.com/ -- Regards, David. David Clayton Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Knowledge is a measure of how many answers you have, intelligence is a measure of how many questions you have.
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