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The Telecom Digest for Sat, 05 Mar 2016
Volume 35 : Issue 40 : "text" format

Table of contents
AT&T, Verizon call for federal action on encryption policyBill Horne
AT&T settles EEOC suit over visually impaired workerBill Horne
SA: Verizon details data breaches from pirates to pwned water districtBill Horne
Zayo's Caruso: Verizon's XO fiber acquisition won't change things muchBill Horne
Verizon takes seven months to fix Internet outageBill Horne
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <nbde7s$qkc$1@dont-email.me> Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 20:57:08 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: AT&T, Verizon call for federal action on encryption policy By Matt Hamblen AT&T takes added step of backing Apple in court brief The nation's two largest telecom companies, AT&T and Verizon, have both taken strong positions supporting encryption, while AT&T took the added step Thursday of filing an amicus brief supporting Apple in a pending federal case. The two carriers are directly affected by any outcome affecting encryption policy that could come from the nation's courts or Congress. Both are regularly required to honor court-ordered warrants to produce records of communications by suspects in criminal matters. http://www.computerworld.com -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <nbdfjf$u31$1@dont-email.me> Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 21:20:22 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: AT&T settles EEOC suit over visually impaired worker By Judy Greenwald AT&T Inc. has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit for allegedly failing to accommodate a visually impaired employee in Puerto Rico, the agency said. Miguel MelÚndez began working as a switch technician in 2001 for Wall, New Jersey-based Centennial Communications Corp. and became visually impaired in 2008 due to diabetes, the EEOC said Wednesday in a statement. http://www.businessinsurance.com -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <nbdf7h$sr1$1@dont-email.me> Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 21:14:01 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: SA: Verizon details data breaches from pirates to pwned water district Anecdotal Data Breach Digest is a prep manual for cyber combat by Tim Greene In one case pirates — actual pirates — boarded cargo ships armed with a list of which shipping containers contained jewelry and went straight to them, stole the gems and left. In another, attackers took control of the mainframe at a water district, mixed sewage with the drinking water, boosted the chlorine to dangerous levels and stole customer information. These are two of 18 representative case studies in Verizon's new Data Breach Digest, a compendium of anonymized customer investigations performed by the company's Research, Investigations, Solutions and Knowledge (RISK) Team and released at RSA Conference 2016. http://www.networkworld.com -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <nbdehl$rda$1@dont-email.me> Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 21:02:21 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Zayo's Caruso: Verizon's XO fiber acquisition won't chan= ge things much By Sean Buckley Zayo Group is aware that the fiber provider industry is consolidating around it -- a trend that it has helped lead since being founded in 2007 -- but the fiber provider is not afraid of Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) recent purchase of XO Communications' fiber network. Speaking to investors during the J.P. Morgan Global High Yield & Leveraged Finance Conference, Dan Caruso, CEO of Zayo, said that the acquisition won't cut into its business. "I don't think it will change things much, and obviously they just closed on the deal," Caruso said. "The ark of consolidation has been a theme of Zayo from the very beginning that the fiber industry was going to consolidate over the next ten years and we want to be one of the large providers at the end of that consolidation." http://www.fiercetelecom.com -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <nbdesg$sap$1@dont-email.me> Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 21:08:07 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Verizon takes seven months to fix Internet outage It took Verizon seven months to fix Internet outage in NYC building DSL and phone was out, and residents can't get FiOS. by Jon Brodkin Last summer, a manhole fire knocked out Verizon telephone and DSL Internet service at an apartment building on East 127th Street in Harlem. Verizon didn't restore service to the building until Friday of last week, about seven months after the outage began. Needless to say, the owner of the building is angry at Verizon – and also can't figure out why his building doesn't yet have Verizon's fiber-based FiOS service. Verizon made an agreement with New York City to bring FiOS to every household in the city by June 2014, but many buildings still don't have access. http://arstechnica.com -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sat, 05 Mar 2016

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