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The Telecom Digest for Mon, 06 Sep 2021
Volume 40 : Issue 249 : "text" format

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Re: Does anyone remember the IMTS System?
Justice Department Files Second Civil Contempt Claim Against CenturyLink
CenturyLink Emergency Discontinuance Application Not Deemed Granted

Message-ID: <aae68b92-3bba-412e-8f1e-7894137ed29dn@googlegroups.com> Date: 4 Sep 2021 20:07:59 -0700 From: "Antenna Man" <kenpda@gmail.com> Subject: Re: Does anyone remember the IMTS System? On Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:43:36 PM UTC-4, Bill Horne wrote: > Here's a trip down memory lane: does anyone remember the IMTS > systems that preceded cellular? I find myself getting nostalgic > for the "good old days" of the mobile world, and I wonder if > any of that equipment has been converted to other uses. > > Bill Hi Bill, I regularly get into conversations with 30 or 40-ish year olds that like to talk about the 'history' of mobile telephones. Their 'history' is the 3 watt bag phone that their dad had. They don't know there was 30 years of IMTS and before that MTS before the first AMPS trials in Chicago. I try to explain, but they get blank looks on their faces. I got my first IMTS phone in about 1975.....a 25 watt UHF Motorola "Green Weenie" trunk mount radio with a FACTS control head. Loved that thing. I had an employee at the time that just LOVED to switch to manual mode and listen to other conversations if he was waiting in my truck. He discovered that if we were parked close enough to a voting receiver location, he could manually key up and become the 'mobile' of the conversation. Shame on him. I've been looking for a function generator app from which I can cut a ringtone or notification tone that has the alternating 1336 and 1800 Hz IMTS "disconnect" tones that the IMTS mobile would send out to the base when the mobile was 'hung up'. A second or two of it would play out over the circuit to the landline caller before the terminal disconnected him. I always liked that signal, and would like to have it as a notification or ring tone for some special old friends from my IMTS days.
Message-ID: <20210905205457.4C6DC73B@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2021 20:54:57 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Justice Department Files Second Civil Contempt Claim Against CenturyLink CenturyLink Agrees to Pay $275,000 to Settle Violation of Amended Final Judgment CenturyLink Inc., now known as Lumen Technologies Inc., has agreed to pay $275,000 to resolve a civil contempt claim by the Department of Justice arising from CenturyLink's violations of the Amended Final Judgment that was designed to preserve competition following CenturyLink's 2018 acquisition of Level 3 Communications Inc. The Justice Department's Antitrust Division today filed a petition in federal court in Washington, D.C., asking the court to find CenturyLink in civil contempt of the Amended Final Judgment. At the same time, the department filed a settlement agreement and order that, if approved by the court, would resolve the claim. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-files-second-civil-contempt-claim-against-centurylink
Message-ID: <20210905210534.1B6F273B@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2021 21:05:34 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: CenturyLink Emergency Discontinuance Application Not Deemed Granted Full Title: Application Of Embarq Missouri, Inc. D/B/A CenturyLink Pursuant To 47 C.F.R. § 63.63 For The Emergency Impairment Of Service Is Not Deemed Granted https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-1065A1.pdf

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