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The Telecom Digest for Feb 17, 2015
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|Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:27:02 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Verizon store refuses to allow Army vet to bring in a service dog Message-ID: <email@example.com> FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - An Army vet was turned away from a Florence Verizon store for having his service dog. US Army Vet Curtis Frye says things as simple as going out in public are tough, so his service dog Nick never leaves his side. But Frye says there was one place in the Pee Dee his dog couldn't go, even though a store sign said otherwise. http://www.wistv.com/story/28114131/army-vet-turned-away-from-florence-verizon-for-having-service-dog -or- http://goo.gl/HYQD9Q -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
|Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:32:30 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Net Neutrality Is Now Just 'Net Ridiculous' Message-ID: <email@example.com> by Bruce Kushnick On Feb 26th, 2015, the FCC is supposed to reveal the full plans for Net Neutrality but Waiting for Godot is probably a better idea if you expect something to happen anytime soon. What is 'Net Neutrality', 'Title II', 'reclassification', the 'Communications Act'? The FCC is supposed to be announcing a plan to 'reclassify' the network infrastructure and the Internet Service (ISP) that is delivered over it, as 'Title II", which is named for a section in the Communications Act of 1934 (amended in 1996), "Title II: Common Carriers". The Agency has been nice enough to supply a 'Fact Sheet', and one the FCC Commissioners, Ajit Pai, also has put together his version of a 'Fact Sheet'. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-kushnick/-net-neutrality-is-now-ju_b_6685458.html -or- http://goo.gl/tf5UX7 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
|Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:53:05 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Why AT&T and Verizon Are Selling Over $12.6 Billion of Assets Message-ID: <email@example.com> Why AT&T and Verizon Communications Are Selling Over $12.6 Billion Worth of Assets by Adam Levy In case you missed it, Verizon Communications and AT&T owe the government nearly $29 billion. Both companies spent heavily in the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction, acquiring valuable airwave licenses for their wireless businesses. With both companies heavily burdened with debt, they're both looking to raise funds without increasing their liabilities. After the AWS-3 auction results were announced, S&P downgraded AT&T's credit rating to a BBB+. Verizon's credit rating remained unaffected. http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/02/15/why-att-and-verizon-communications-are-selling-ove.aspx -or- http://goo.gl/KZBXrD -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
|Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:26:11 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: AT&T challenges Google Fiber in Kansas City MO Message-ID: <email@example.com> AT&T challeges Google Fiber, Consolidated with 1 Gbps in the Kansas City area February 16, 2015 | By Sean Buckley AT&T made it official that Kansas City is the next stop in its ongoing fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) journey, putting it in direct competition with Google Fiber and Consolidated Communications for fiber-based broadband service. U-verse with GigaPower will be available in parts of Kansas City, Mo., as well as parts of Leawood, Lenexa, Olathe and Overland Park in Kansas and in surrounding communities located throughout the metro area. http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/att-challeges-google-fiber-consolidated-1-gbps-kansas-city-area/2015-02-16 -or- http://goo.gl/jtRLAl -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
|Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:47:32 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Bruce Schneier's new book is out Message-ID: <email@example.com> Bruce Schneier, who coined the term "Security Theater" to describe the TSA, has published another book, titled "Data and Goliath". >From "Cryptogram", his monthly newsletter - After a year of talking about it, my new book is finally published. This is the copy from the inside front flap: You are under surveillance right now. Your cell phone provider tracks your location and knows who's with you. Your online and in-store purchasing patterns are recorded, and reveal if you're unemployed, sick, or pregnant. Your e-mails and texts expose your intimate and casual friends. Google knows what you're thinking because it saves your private searches. Facebook can determine your sexual orientation without you ever mentioning it. The powers that surveil us do more than simply store this information. Corporations use surveillance to manipulate not only the news articles and advertisements we each see, but also the prices we're offered. Governments use surveillance to discriminate, censor, chill free speech, and put people in danger worldwide. And both sides share this information with each other or, even worse, lose it to cybercriminals in huge data breaches. https://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram/archives/2015/0215.html -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
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