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The Telecom Digest for Mar 2, 2015
|I don't know what to do or where to turn in this taxation matter. Somewhere there must be a book that tells all about it, where I could go to straighten it out in my mind. But I don't know where the book is, and maybe I couldn't read it if I found it. - Warren G. Harding|
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|Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 13:39:27 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: White House Proposes Broad Consumer Data Privacy Bill Message-ID: <AC7AA94A-5251-41A3-B426-1C103B145197@roscom.com> Under the proposed legislation, called the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act, industries would draw up their own codes of conduct on handling customer data, which regulators would enforce. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/28/business/white-house-proposes-broad-consumer-data-privacy-bill.html -or- http://goo.gl/MOuE7k ***** Moderator's Note ***** Fox-in-charge-of-the-henhouse department: who else did a double-take while reading that? Bill Horne Moderator|
|Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 13:14:38 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Verizon issues ham-fisted attack on Net Neutrality Message-ID: <20150301181438.GA15501@telecom.csail.mit.edu> A WORD FROM VERIZON by Scott Johnson Verizon is an outspoken opponent of the government takeover of the Internet by the Federal Communications Commission. It therefore weighed in on Thursday when the FCC voted to approve an order urged by President Obama; the order will result in the imposition of rules on broadband Internet services under a law that was enacted in the era of the steam locomotive and the telegraph. Verizon issued its press release in typewritten form lacking only a bottle of whiteout. The statement is posted ... on Verizon's policy blog. http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/03/a-word-from-verizon.php -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
|Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 18:27:05 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Verizon issues ham-fisted attack on Net Neutrality Message-ID: <20150301232705.GA19164@telecom.csail.mit.edu> On Sun, Mar 01, 2015 at 01:14:38PM -0500, Bill Horne wrote: > Verizon issued its press release in typewritten form lacking > only a bottle of whiteout. The statement is posted ... on > Verizon's policy blog. Verizon's press release, which consists of a character-based version of the text in International Morse code, and a photogrph of a typewritten text, created, apparently, with the oldest typewriter still in the corporation's possession, is at http://publicpolicy.verizon.com/blog/entry/fccs-throwback-thursday-move-imposes-1930s-rules-on-the-internet ... and although I'm tempted to criticize the PR department for claiming that "Readers in the 21st century can read the translated statement (in a .pdf file)", I'll just ask why a corporation which was formed in the twentieth century feels the need to criticize the government using imitations of nineteenth-century technology: could it be that Verizon is nostalgic for a simpler time, when "Mother Bell" was the only means of communication other than Western Union? Verizon's high-handed demands that the new players in the online world pay tribute to the Caesars of an old empire which was so recently invaded by the Mongol hordes named "competition" and "choice" is, IMNSHO, proof prima facie that the FCC's actions were both justified and necessary. Bill P.S. I have a Verizon ADSL line at my home. My netflix service has been inoperative for several days, except when I log on to Netflix using a VPN. I wonder: is someone at Verizon having a temper tantrum? -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
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