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The Telecom Digest for March 19, 2013
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Date: 18 Mar 2013 11:40:48 -0400 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott Dorsey) To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: What's the status of Flitephone? Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> wrote: >Does anyone know the status of the 460 MHz Flitephone service for >air-to-ground phone calls? The flitephone.com and agras.org domains >appear to have been abandoned. They were shut down some years ago and none of the ground infrastructure exists any longer. --scott -- "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:16:07 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Verizon CEO gains 22.8 million in newly vested shares Message-ID: <20130319001607.GA9195@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Verizon CEO dials up comp, stock gains worth over $36M Gary Strauss, USA TODAY; @garybstrauss 7:49p.m. EDT March 18, 2013 Lowell McAdam's overall compensation and stock gains rose to about $36 million from about $28 million in 2011, mostly due to a $22.8 million gain from vested shares. Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam's 2012 compensation fell nearly 40%, but factoring in stock option gains, he pulled in more than $36 million. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/03/18/verizon-ceos-big-2012-payday/1997491/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) They made up their minds, and they started packing They left before the sun came up that day An exit to eternal summer slacking But where were they going without ever knowing the way? - Fastball
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:05:33 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Verizon might lower cable fees - eventually Message-ID: <20130319000533.GA6480@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Verizon's Latest Plan For Cable Fees Could Lower Your Cable Bill -- Eventually By Alexis Kleinman What if, instead of paying for all of the hundreds of channels that your cable provider offers when you sign up, you could choose exactly which ones you want? That's definitely a dream of most cable subscribers, riled by ever-high fees. And while Verizon isn't ready to start offering a-la-carte channels, a new plan of theirs, reported in The Wall Street Journal, could take us one step closer to making that dream a reality. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/18/verizon-cable-fees_n_2901271.html http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324392804578362943263175884.html -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) I hate graveyards and old pawnshops For they always bring me tears I can't forgive the way they rob me Of my childhood souvenirs - John Prine
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