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The Telecom Digest for October 25, 2013
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Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 03:22:57 +0000 (UTC) From: email@example.com (Garrett Wollman) To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: AT&T bulks up its bankroll in tower deal Message-ID: <email@example.com> In article <20131023000204.GA26566@telecom.csail.mit.edu>, Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> wrote: >The agreement, which involves leasing or selling 9,700 wireless towers >to Crown Castle, makes AT&T the latest carrier to offload antenna >sites to independent operators -- a transaction that lets the company >focus on growth areas or more profitable parts of the business. This trend has been going on for a very long time in retail, and for about the past two decades in radio. There are a number of companies out there that function effectively as investment bankers for real estate, enabling property owners to free up capital in exchange for a long-term lease on the property. Crown Castle was one of the early players in this business, acquiring a large number of broadcast transmitter sites in the UK as the BBC and independent stations sold off their transmission facilities. -GAWollman -- Garrett A. Wollman | What intellectual phenomenon can be older, or more oft firstname.lastname@example.org| repeated, than the story of a large research program Opinions not shared by| that impaled itself upon a false central assumption my employers. | accepted by all practitioners? - S.J. Gould, 1993
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 08:01:50 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Verizon will wield a scalpel at healthcare.gov Message-ID: <email@example.com> On Tuesday, October 22, 2013 8:22:11 PM UTC-4, Bill Horne wrote: > An informed source in the telecommunications industry said Verizon's > Enterprise Solutions division has been asked by the Department of > Health and Human Services to improve the performance of the > HealthCare.gov site, which is a key component of the Affordable Care > Act. The Washington Post had a detailed article describing the software issues: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/24/everything-you-need-to-know-about-obamacares-problems/?hpid=z2
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 07:46:10 -0400 From: T <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Verizon will wield a scalpel at healthcare.gov Message-ID: <MPG.firstname.lastname@example.org> In article <20131023002211.GA29679@telecom.csail.mit.edu>, bill@horneQRM.net says... > > HHS brings in Verizon to help HealthCare.gov > > Alistair Barr, Kelly Kennedy and Jayne O'Donnell, USA TODAY 8:22 a.m. EDT October 22, 2013 > > WASHINGTON . The international telecommunications company Verizon has > been tasked with helping the government fix the federal health > exchange, USA TODAY has learned. > > An informed source in the telecommunications industry said Verizon's > Enterprise Solutions division has been asked by the Department of > Health and Human Services to improve the performance of the > HealthCare.gov site, which is a key component of the Affordable Care > Act. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because the > announcement had not been made official. > > > http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/21/verizon-hhs-healthcare-site-fix/3144761/ > Oh this should be good! This is the same Verizon who is blocking our attempts at a Boston to AZ data connection. The main carrier is old mother Bell of course. But she can't get her child to act any faster.
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 23:52:41 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: OS X 10.9 Mavericks: The Ars Technica Review Message-ID: <email@example.com> OS X 10.9 Mavericks: The Ars Technica Review No longer an apex predator, OS X takes some time for introspection. by John Siracusa Oct 22 2013 Ars Technica After a dozen years and nine major releases, OS X has had a full life: the exuberance of youth, gradually maturing into adulthood, and now, perhaps, entering its dotage. When I am an old operating system I shall wear ... leather? The 2011 release of OS X 10.7 Lion seemed to mark the natural endpoint of the "big cat" naming scheme. But Apple couldn't resist the lure of the "cat, modifier cat" naming pattern, releasing OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion a year later. Perhaps it just wanted to give its cat nine lives. The 10th major release, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, is named after an awkwardly plural California surfing spot, finally ending the feline dynasty. But what part of the operating system's existence is this? The afterlife? ... http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/10/os-x-10-9/
Date: 24 Oct 2013 10:06:21 -0400 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott Dorsey) To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Canada to propose forcing a la carte programming Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Neal McLain <email@example.com> wrote: > >It will be fascinating to find out how much ESPN will have to charge as a retail product. No, no, it will be fascinating to find out how much ESPN will be ABLE to charge as a retail product. --scott -- "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
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