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The Telecom Digest for February 28, 2014
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Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:50:09 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: CenturyLink's OSS build sets stage for software-defined networking ecosystem Message-ID: <email@example.com> CenturyLink's OSS build sets stage for software-defined networking ecosystem by Sean Buckley CenturyLink's recent move to implement a foundation for software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) with Ericsson reflects the reality that the real value of these technologies won't truly be seen until a large service provider like CenturyLink deploys it on a large scale. By deploying the Swedish vendor's next-gen OSS/BSS platform, CenturyLink will be able to improve service delivery times and control for its business customers. Rest at: http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/centurylinks-oss-build-sets-stage-software-defined-networking-ecosystem/2014-02-27 -or- http://goo.gl/Pa2j73 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) I gave you all my pretty years The we began to weather And I was left to winter here While you went west for pleasure - Joni Mitchell
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 01:03:22 -0500 From: T <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Site shows AT&T, Centurylink, Verizon outage info Message-ID: <MPG.firstname.lastname@example.org> In article <email@example.com>, bill@horneQRM.net says... > > This web site shows ino on outages in the territories of AT&T, > CenturyLink , Verizon, and some other carriers. It also offers info on > problems at many online sites. > > Centurylink outages: > > > http://downdetector.com/status/centurylink/map > > > AT&T Outages > > > http://downdetector.com/status/att > > > Verizon outages: > > > http://downdetector.com/status/verizon-communications > Cox Communications outages: http://downdetector.com/status/cox-communications Had a major outage with them last night. Cable Modem just kept trying to get the downstream and couldn't. So I rang up Cox, said they'd send someone out between 5PM and 7PM today. I told them roll their Tier 2 people - this was an amplifier temp control pad issue. Service was up and running this morning.
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:59:06 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Now Is the Perfect Time to Build a Fast, City-Owned Broadband Service in Seattle Message-ID: <email@example.com> Screw Comcast and CenturyLink Now Is the Perfect Time to Build a Fast, City-Owned Broadband Service by David "Goldy" Goldstein Shortly after taking office, Mayor Ed Murray finally pulled the plug on Gigabit Seattle, the financially challenged fiber- optic-broadband partnership that was once the centerpiece of his predecessor's internet strategy. But while Gigabit's failure was certainly a disappointment, it is also an opportunity: to give a giant collective municipal finger to those monopolistic [people] at Comcast, CenturyLink, and Wave. Now that the market has failed to address our broadband woes, Seattle is free to reconsider building a city-owned municipal system. And with Seattle City Light in the process of evaluating technologies for its coming "smart meter" rollout, the timing couldn't be more perfect. Rest at: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/screw-comcast-and-centurylink/Content?oid=18729530 -or- http://goo.gl/mdGHIQ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) Some things they never tell you when you're riding the assembly line. Like who'll be the hands to hold you and what's their state of mind - - Hey, I'm not much bigger than a pointed index finger. So who am I to lay the blame? I'm only here to cause some pain... - Ellis Paul
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:23:18 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Verizon Uncovers Two More Retail Breaches After Huge Target Hack Message-ID: <email@example.com> Verizon uncovers Two More Retail Breaches After Huge Target Hack By Matt Egan Published February 26, 2014 FOXBusiness Verizon is reportedly investigating two more breaches at retailers that appear to have been hacked at the same time as the massive holiday data breach at Target. According to The Wall Street Journal, Verizon contacted the unnamed retailers last week. Rest at: http://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/2014/02/26/report-verizon-uncovers-two-more-retail-breaches/ -or- http://goo.gl/GfWyVP -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) Awake to understand you are not dreaming It is not seeming just to be this way Dying men draw numbers in the air Dream to conquer little bits of time - Jackson Browne
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:30:02 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Verizon: Heavy Web users should pay more Message-ID: <email@example.com> Verizon: Heavy Web users should pay more by Grant Gross Heavy broadband users should help shoulder the cost of their traffic, but Verizon Communications does not give preferential treatment to some Web traffic, the company's CEO said Monday. Still, Verizon has had its own interconnection discussions with Netflix related to increasing the video provider's traffic speeds on the broadband carrier's networks, Verizon Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam said. Following a Sunday announcement that Comcast and Netflix had reached an interconnection deal, McAdam said his company has had similar discussions with the video provider. Rest at: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2100980/verizon-heavy-web-users-should-pay-more.html -or- http://goo.gl/lrz9or -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) Disillusioned saviors search the sky Wanting just to show someone the way Asking all the people passing by "Doesn't anybody want the way"? - Jackson Browne
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:38:09 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: AT&T's U.S. Vision Rankles Europe as Vodafone Bid on Hold Message-ID: <email@example.com> AT&T's U.S. Vision Rankles Europe as Vodafone Bid on Hold By Amy Thomson and Scott Moritz AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson comes to Europe several times a year bearing a message: The region would do well to learn from the Americans in developing new mobile technology. Problem is, Europe isn't particularly interested in the lesson. "I don't think there is a huge amount of teaching that can be done to the Europeans," Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao said of Stephenson's assessments during a Feb. 10 meeting with reporters in New York. Though Europe has lagged behind the U.S. in introducing fourth-generation networks -- something Stephenson has repeatedly pointed out -- "where we launch 4G, we have good results," Colao said. Rest at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-26/at-t-s-u-s-vision-rankles-europe-as-vodafone-bid-on-hold.html -or- http://goo.gl/JsQJPj -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) Only creatures who are on their way Ever poisoned their own well But we still have time to hate And there's still something we can sell - Fleetwood Mac
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