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The Telecom Digest for October 5, 2013
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Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 13:58:07 -0700 (PDT) From: Neal McLain <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Verizon pressured to expand FiOS in New Jersey Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> By Steve Donohue, FierceCable, October 4, 2013 | Verizon (NYSE: VZ) officials defended the company's decision | to halt new construction for its FiOS network this week at | public hearing in New Jersey Thursday, where its statewide | franchise is up for renewal. | | "Verizon has satisfied all of its current franchise | requirements," Verizon attorney William Smith said at the | hearing in Trenton, the state's capital, noting that the | company offers FiOS in 355 municipalities in 19 counties. New | Jersey Board of Public Utilities officials agreed that the | telco has met terms of the franchise it was granted in 2006, | according to a report on local news site NJ Spotlight. | | Verizon announced in 2010 that it would stop expanding FiOS to | new markets and only build its fiber-to-the-home network in | areas where it had already signed franchise deals. Consumer | groups and government officials in several cities have | protested that decision, including Boston, Baltimore and | Buffalo, N.Y. Continued: http://tinyurl.com/qyox2cn Neal McLain ***** Moderator's Note ***** I live in a wealthy suburban town, recently selected as the best in the U.S. by (IIRC) Money Magazine: Sharon, Massachusetts. The average household income is probably about $160,000. Yet, Verizon does not offer FiOS here. They have no plans to do so. Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2013 23:52:17 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Adobe Announces Security Breach Message-ID: <email@example.com> Adobe Announces Security Breach By DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI October 3, 2013 Hackers infiltrated the computer system of the software company Adobe, gaining access to credit card information and other personal data from 2.9 million of its customers, the company acknowledged on Thursday. The security breach, which Adobe called a part of a "sophisticated attack," also allowed hackers to obtain encrypted passwords and other personal information from customers. Hackers also illegally took copies of the source code of some of the company's widely used products, which are run on personal computers and businesses servers around the world. There was no indication that the attackers obtained unencrypted credit card numbers, Adobe said in a statement. As a precaution, however, the company said it had notified customers and credit card companies about the breach and reset customer passwords to prevent further unauthorized access. ... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/04/technology/adobe-announces-security-breach.html
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