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The Telecom Digest for Nov 29, 2014
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|Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:52:50 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: CenturyLink gigabit: elusive mirage Message-ID: <email@example.com> Internet provider CenturyLink created excitement months ago when it announced it would offer fiber-based access via fiber-optic connections directly to inner-city Twin Cities homes with speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. That's comparable to what the Google's much-ballyhooed Google Fiber service offers in other U.S. cities, and what Minnetonka-based U.S. Internet can provide in certain parts of Minneapolis. But here's the funny thing: CenturyLink isn't saying when or where it will offer gigabit service. http://blogs.twincities.com/yourtechweblog/2014/11/22/centurylink-gigabit-illusive-mirage/ -or- http://goo.gl/0YBV4Q -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) On my mind all my talk From the lips of so many memories Sun, breaks the cool Are you lost without a clue? - Johnston/Plant/Blackwell|
|Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:44:51 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Verizon pinky-swears it won't sue FCC over Network Neutrality Message-ID: <email@example.com> Verizon Pinky-Swears It Won't Sue FCC Over Net Neutrality (If [the FCC] Doesn't Reclassify Broadband) By Chris Morran A few weeks after Verizon made it clear that it would sue to block the FCC's attempt to enact strong net neutrality rules, and only days after FCC Chair Tom Wheeler shrugged that a lawsuit seems inevitable no matter what he does, the telecom titan is now saying it may not go the legal route if the Commission decides against reclassification. Let's step back for a second and review how we got here. http://consumerist.com/2014/11/25/verizon-pinky-swears-it-wont-sue-fcc-over-net-neutrality-if-it-doesnt-reclassify-broadband/ -or- http://goo.gl/FgZ6Pr -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) My mouth by then like cardboard Seemed to slip straight through my head So we crash-dived straightway quickly And attacked the ocean bed - Reid/Brooker|
|Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:31:51 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Boston Verizon FiOS subscribers lose access to local Fox channel Message-ID: <email@example.com> Nov 27 (Reuters) - Boston-area Verizon customers found themselves cut off from one kind of Thanksgiving bird on Thursday: the Eagles football team. Subscribers to Verizon Communications Inc's FiOS cable TV over fiber network service in Boston lost access to Fox's local affiliate station due to a fee dispute with Cox Media Group, which owns the station, according to a Verizon email to customers. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/27/verizon-cox-idUSL2N0TH0UO20141127 -or- http://goo.gl/HRZFPJ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) Money it's a gas Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash New car, caviar, four star daydream, Think I'll buy me a football team - Pink Floyd|
|Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:04:28 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: AT&T's good cop/bad cop routine Message-ID: <email@example.com> by Brian Fung When AT&T said this month it was halting a plan to give 100 cities ultra-fast Internet, it apparently didn't really mean that. The telecom giant was threatening to pull its investments in new fiber optic cables if it didn't get more "certainty" from Washington about how Internet service providers would be regulated under net neutrality, the idea that broadband companies shouldn't be allowed to speed up or slow down certain Web sites over others. AT&T's chief executive, Randall Stephenson, told investors this month that "we can't go out and just invest that kind of money" without knowing what rules the government might apply. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/11/28/atts-good-cop-bad-cop-routine-with-the-fcc/ -or- http://goo.gl/ChY7Rx -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) S'posed to meet someone for lunch today But I can't remember where Or who it is that I am meeting It's in my organizer ... somewhere - Tom Rush|
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