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The Telecom Digest for July 13, 2013
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Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 01:57:11 +0000 (UTC) From: John Levine <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Big disconnect: Telcos to abandon copper phone lines Message-ID: <email@example.com> >Voice Link won't handle medical device checking, alarm systems and >credit card payments. Verizon needs to come out with Voice Link II >that will handle that stuff and charge a premium for it. No, Verizon needs to spend the money to fix the fripping phone lines. They're a public utility with a duty to provide universal service. It's their job. Despite the smoke and mirrors, this is 100% about money and Verizon once again failing to provide the service they have comitted to provide. (Did you know they promised to wire the entire state of NJ with 45 megabit fiber by now, and got a rate increase to fund it?) Comcast managed to restring all their wires in Mantoloking, and Verizon can, too. It's fine if they restring with fibre rather than copper, but as has been widely reported a cellphone box on your wall is not equivalent to a real phone line. -- Regards, John Levine, firstname.lastname@example.org, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies", Please consider the environment before reading this e-mail. http://jl.ly
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