39 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
Copyright © 2021 E. William Horne. All Rights Reserved.

The Telecom Digest for Sun, 23 May 2021
Volume 40 : Issue 143 : "text" format

table of contents
FCC Launches Consumer Broadband Device And Service Program
911 outage in Danbury, Iowa resolved
AT&T overcharged Washington, DC, for 5 years, must pay $1.5 million, AG says

Message-ID: <20210520190055.8035C7B9@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 19:00:55 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: FCC Launches Consumer Broadband Device And Service Program by Dave Thomas and Charles Spencer-Davis On May 12, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") began enrolling eligible households in its Emergency Broadband Benefit ("EBB") program. The EBB program provides eligible households with up to a $50 monthly discount on their internet plans (and up to $75 a month discounted for households located on Tribal lands).1 The EBB also includes funding for a one-time discount of up to $100 for a tablet, computer, or other specified device for qualifying households. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/telecoms-mobile-cable-communications/1069428/fcc-launches-consumer-broadband-device-and-service-program?email_access=on
Message-ID: <20210522152322.49254766@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sat, 22 May 2021 15:23:22 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: 911 outage in Danbury, Iowa resolved by: Wesley Thoene Woodbury County Emergency Management 21 hours ago UPDATE: The 911 outage for Danbury's Lumen customers has been resolved. 911 Landline Outage for Danbury: Please be advised there is a 911 landline outage for Danbury residents with Lumen (formerly CenturyLink) service. These customers may not be able to call 911 from a landline; please use alternate means. Updates will be provided as they are received. https://www.siouxlandproud.com/news/local-news/911-outage-in-danbury-iowa/
Message-ID: <5333AE9B-37B6-4EA6-BE07-64BE4B28B27E@roscom.com> Date: 19 May 2021 20:02:14 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: AT&T overcharged Washington, DC, for 5 years, must pay $1.5 million, AG says DC announces $1.5M settlement after alleging AT&T "knowingly" violated contract. By Jon Brodkin AT&T overcharged the District of Columbia government for more than five years and has "agreed to pay $1.5 million for its failure to comply with its long-term contract with the District for cell phone and Internet services," DC Attorney General Karl Racine announced Monday. The settlement doesn't recoup the full amount of overcharges alleged by Washington, DC, which says AT&T "overcharg[ed] District taxpayers by millions of dollars." https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/05/att-overcharged-washington-dc-for-5-years-must-pay-1-5-million-ag-says/

End of telecom Digest Sun, 23 May 2021
Helpful Links
Telecom Digest Archives The Telecom Digest FAQ