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The Telecom Digest for Sat, 21 Mar 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 67 : "text" format

Table of contents
OPINION: US Park Service Selling Out to Telecom Giants, Part OneModerator
Charter Communications finally updates its work-from-home policyModerator
Workers at Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile Demand Companies Take Proactive Steps to Protect Employees and Consumers from Coronavirus Moderator
Texting with my sister [humor]Bill Horne
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20200320154719.GA25987@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 15:47:19 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: OPINION: US Park Service Selling Out to Telecom Giants, Part One by Jimmy Tobias Last September, Jim Stanford climbed onto a big flat raft, shoved off from shore, and paddled into the swift current of the Snake River in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. It was one of those early Western mornings when winter lets you know that it will soon arrive. Squat clouds sat in the sky. A crisp frost clung to the foliage. And six tourists shivered in their seats beside Stanford as his boat picked up speed. https://pagosadailypost.com/2020/03/20/opinion-us-park-service-selling-out-to-telecom-giants-part-one/ -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20200320155736.GA26079@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 15:57:36 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Charter Communications finally updates its work-from-home policy By William Derringer Charter Communications is upgrading its work-from-home policy Thursday, adhering to countless records from workers that stated the business had actually needed them to report to operate in individual regardless of the coronavirus pandemic. The business stated in a declaration to The Verge that it would certainly "provide the option to work remotely to employees we believe can remain productive outside the office without endangering our obligation to provide critical services." https://theunionjournal.com/charter-communications-finally-updates-its-work-from-home-policy/ -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20200320013747.GA18425@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 01:37:47 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Workers at Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile Demand Companies Take Proactive Steps to Protect Employees and Consumers from Coronavirus WASHINGTON - With the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) across the country, workers at Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile, supported by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), are demanding both companies take immediate steps to protect their employees and consumers from COVID-19, including providing paid sick days without penalty and ensuring a safe workplace at every retail store selling phones to the public. While union-represented workers at AT&T Mobility have been able to work with company management to establish proper protocols and working conditions, most Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile workers do not have union representation. https://cwa-union.org/news/releases/verizon-wireless-and-t-mobile-coronavirus-covid19-protect-workers -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <641fbc2c-e478-b1f4-93b6-b16c9e7406d0@billhorne.com> Date: 20 Mar 2020 13:45:38 -0400 From: Bill Horne <maQlaRssMimilation@gmail.com> Subject: Texting with my sister [humor] A conversation via text message with my sister: Sister: How are you two doing? Bill: We're fine: in fact, I'm already inoculated against any new virus. Sister: There is no inoculation for this one yet, so I'm curious as to how you're so special? Bill: There are creatures in the rest room at our local lunch counter that can kill Covid-19 with 3 tentacles tied behind their back! Sister: Why don't you err on the side of caution and practice social distancing anyway; 'cause we're old and stuff. Bill: I've been doing Anti-social distancing all my life! I have no need of more practice! (no reply received yet) Well, she /did/ ask! 8-) Bill -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) Copyright 2020 E. William Horne. All Rights Reserved. ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sat, 21 Mar 2020
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