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The Telecom Digest for Mar 29, 2015
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|Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:19:02 +1100 From: David Clayton <dc33box-usenet2@NOSPAM.yahoo.com.au> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Switching back from smartphones to dumb phones Message-ID: <pan.2015.03.28.02.18.59.807420@NOSPAM.yahoo.com.au> Switching back from smartphones to dumb phones March 27, 2015 - 11:45PM Peter Munro Abandoning your smartphone for an older-style mobile phone frees you to pay more attention to the world around you. http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/mobiles/switching-back-from-smartphones-to-dumb-phones-20150327-1m3q0y.html -or- http://goo.gl/EBdusg ........ -- Regards, David. David Clayton Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Knowledge is a measure of how many answers you have, intelligence is a measure of how many questions you have.|
|Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:08:43 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Union-Backed Campaign Asks Verizon "Where's My FiOS" Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> For years, it's been obvious that Verizon lacked interest in expanding its FiOS fiberoptic pay-TV and Internet service beyond its existing footprint, even though the company had not fulfilled its promises in areas like New Jersey and New York City to make high-speed broadband available to everyone. And in January, Verizon officially extinguished any hope that FiOS would be bringing competition to new markets anytime soon. But a new campaign organized by the Communications Workers of America is asking consumers to demand that Verizon deliver the service it so proudly touts on TV. The "Where's My FiOS?" campaign points out that Verizon promised in 2008 that it would bring FiOS to all of New York City, where Time Warner Cable is by far the dominant player, by 2014. However, many parts of the city still lack access to a second option for broadband and Verizon doesn't seem to be in any hurry to deliver. http://consumerist.com/2015/03/26/union-backed-campaign-asks-verizon-wheres-my-fios/ -or- http://goo.gl/7OZ918 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) When the search for the truth is conducted with a wink and a nod Where power and position are equated with the will of God These times are famine for the soul while for the senses it's a feast At the edge of my country I pray for the ones with the least - Jackson Browne|
|Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:56:23 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Verizon Hit with $3.4 Million Fine for Not Reporting 911 Outage Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Emergency 911 services went down in part of California for six hours in April, but Verizon didn't let officials know until after the problem was fixed. by Kaveh Waddell For six hours, nearly 750,000 California residents would not have been able to reach an emergency call center if they dialed 911 on their mobile phones. Those six hours will cost Verizon $3.4 million. A problem in a Verizon-run 911 system resulted in the outage, which affected nine counties in California. Verizon is required by law to report outages within 30 minutes of a problem, but officials didn't hear about the April outage until it was resolved. http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/verizon-hit-with-3-4-million-fine-for-not-reporting-911-outage-20150318 -or- http://goo.gl/Q4WzFL -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) If you drive a car I'll tax the street, If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat. If you get too cold I'll tax the heat, If you take a walk I'll tax your feet - George Harrison|
|Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:22:35 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Verizon tells Congress to step up to the plate Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Lawmakers in Congress have largely ceded their ground to regulatory bureaucrats, the head of Verizon told legislators on Friday. In a letter to the bipartisan leaders of the House and Senate Commerce committees, CEO Lowell McAdam lent support to congressional efforts to update the 1996 Telecommunications Act, saying the existing telecommunications laws and regulatory processes are "outdated and broken." "It is time for Congress to re-take responsibility for policymaking in the Internet ecosystem," he wrote. http://thehill.com/policy/technology/237234-verizon-tells-congress-to-step-up-to-the-plate -or- http://goo.gl/UH4Vgq -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) I've been a sucker ever since I was a baby As a daughter, as a lover, as a mother, as a dear But I'll fight then as a woman not a lady I'll fight them as an Engineer - Peggy Seeger|
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