The Telecom Digest for August 20, 2010
Volume 29 : Issue 225 : "text" Format
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Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 07:16:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: Lisa or Jeff <email@example.com>
Subject: film "Executive Suite"
This will be aired Thursday evening 10/19/10, 6 pm ET, cable TCM
(check local listings).
This is a film from the 1950s in which a CEO suddenly passes on
leaving his executive staff without a leader, unsure how to proceed,
and who among them should take over the company. The film opens with
the CEO sending a telegram calling for a special board meeting.
I mention it here because the telephone and telegram are used
extensively in this film, plus it is an entertaining movie.
(Admittedly, some of it gets a little hokey and corny).
Most phones shown are the six-line 500-style set.
In one scene, they're trying to reach an executive who has left for
his weekend cabin. They decide to phone the turnpike interchange to
see if he can be intercepted when he passes through. Now, I'm not
sure how much traffic there was on interchanges in the 1950s, but I in
2010 most interchange toll booths have many lanes and long lines of
drivers, and such an intercept request would be laughed at.
There's also some jockeying by major shareholders, not much different
than what goes on today.
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 07:28:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: Lisa or Jeff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: "Take me out to the bandwidth"--AT&T boosts ballpark wireless capacity
The Phila Inqr reported that AT&T installed a high capacity system in
Phila's 45,000 seat Citizens Bank Park.
The stadium was split into eight sectors, each served by at least 12
"sculpted" antennas that are narrowly focused by hood waveguides.
For full article please see:
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 17:24:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Mark J. Cuccia" <email@example.com>
Subject: Kentucky 270/364 Area Code Split Postponed Yet Again
In Spring 2007, the KY-PSC approved a split for Area Code 270 in western
Kentucky, where "far western" Kentucky would have split to the new 364
Area Code, while 270 would be retained by the eastern part of the
270 itself was a split from 502 for all of western Kentucky, back in
1999. 502 was retained by the Louisville KY extended area.
As for the 270/364 split, it has been postponed several times. The most
recent dates for permissive dialing was to have taken effect in late
2011 (although the KY-PSC "official" permissive date was for
01-January-2012... the telco industry wanted to have permissive begin
earlier, before the Christmas/etc. Holidays of 2011/2012, to have the
telco network already prepared for permissive dialing), and there was
NO currently announced date for mandatory dialing.
But as of the April 2010 NeuStar-NANPA (semi-annual) "NRUF" projections
of Area Code exhaust (US and Canada), 270 would likely exhaust sometime
in 2014. And on Friday 13-August-2010, the KY-PSC yet again postponed
the pending 270/364 Area Code split -- now even the permissive dialing
date is still to be determined later on.
NeuStar-NANPA Planning Letter 408, dated today Thursday 19-August-2010
The KY-PSC document from last Friday (13-August-2010) regarding this:
This is presently the ONLY area code split "pending".
Hopefully this recent (yet again) postponement will eventually be
turned into an OVERLAY as has happened in other states, especially in
California (as well as Utah 801/385 and West Virginia 304/681).
Even the previously postponed splits in California --
the 619/935 split for the areas east of San Diego CA Metro (the second
half of what was to be a STAGGERED 3-way split of 619 for 1999-2001),
and the staggered 3-way split of 707 along the northern California
coast which was scheduled for 2000-02, both having been postponed, could
likely be OVERLAYS whenever relief is needed. 707 has never been split
at all, it dates back to 1959, the only pre-1995 area code in California
which so far has never been split or overlaid -- even some of the
post-1995 area codes in California have had additional split or overlay
When planned for in 1999, the 818/747 relief in California was to have
been a split at a TBD date, but in 2007/08 planning for implementation,
it was decided that it was to be an overlay which took effect in 2009.
And the previously planned for 760/442 split was changed to an overlay.
760 (which covers the old, pre-1982 714) is the largest area code
geographically in California, even though large areas are unpopulated or
sparsely populated, but when the CA-PUC changed relief from a split to
an overlay in 2008 (taking effect in 2009), it was determined that there
would probably never be another split in California -- all future NPA
relief would be overlay, since the largest geographic code was now
There always "could" be further splits approved by one state or another.
But right now, all NPA relief planning which is close to being approved
by the specific state, is being planned for by the telco industry as an
overlay, and is likely to be approved by the state regulatory agency as
603 / ?? 946 ?? NH
812 / ?? 930 ?? IN
814 / ?? 582 ?? PA
717 / ?? 223 ?? PA
876 Jamaica in the NANP-Caribbean might need relief in another several
years, and it is likely that this might be an overlay as well.
All pending relief in Canada is for overlays -- there have been several
overlays in Canada, in 2001, 2006, 2008, 2010, and future. But the last
split in Canada was the Alberta 403/780 split in early 1999.
Mark J. Cuccia
markjcuccia at yahoo dot com
Lafayette LA, formerly of New Orleans LA pre-Katrina
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 21:22:02 GMT
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (David Kaye)
Subject: Re: Indian Youth killed by exploding mobile phone
John Mayson <email@example.com> wrote:
>The name of the victim and his age varies, but they appear to be the
>same story. Very strange.
But they also appear in publications and on websites that aren't mainstream.
Nowhere do I find an AP or UPI story, or anything from the Times of London or
the NY Times, etc. This is a BIG story if it's true, so I'd think that the
big guys would have been right on it if it's true.
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