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The Telecom Digest for Tue, 16 Feb 2021
Volume 40 : Issue 47 : "text" format

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Why Lumen Stock Got Crushed Today
Re: California man, 90, spends $10G on ads to complain about AT&T's Shoddy Internet Service
DeSoto County falls far behind neighbors and rest of country in broadband internet speed
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20210215184432.5DFEB762@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 18:44:32 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Why Lumen Stock Got Crushed Today The telecommunications company reports quarterly results and says it will record a goodwill impairment charge. By Evan Niu, CFA What happened Shares of Lumen Technologies (NYSE:LUMN) have gotten crushed today, down as much as 10%, after the company reported fourth-quarter earnings. The results were mixed compared to market expectations, and Lumen also said it would be recognizing a non-cash goodwill impairment charge. As of 12:20 p.m. EST, shares were down 8%. https://www.fool.com/investing/2021/02/11/why-lumen-stock-got-crushed-today/ ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20210214154232.GA2464@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2021 15:42:32 +0000 From: Bill Horne <malQassRimiMlation@gmail.com> Subject: Re: California man, 90, spends $10G on ads to complain about AT&T's Shoddy Internet Service On Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 02:40:15AM +0000, Moderator wrote: > A 90-year-old California man grabbed national attention last week > after placing two ads in The Wall Street Journal calling out AT&T for > providing shoddy internet service. As I read this message, it occurred to me that I have a similar story to tell. When I was very young, my family moved from Boston to Dedham, Massachusetts. It took a few days, but we got a phone put in, that had a real person who asked "number please?" when I picked it up and asked if she was a real person. I found out, years later, that there was a story behind that phone - a "300" set, black, and on a side table in our living room, of course - that reminds me about how little some things change with time. You see, the day before they put the phone in, my dad had talked to a man who came to our front door at night, and talked about Emerson circle, which was the place my mom send me to get distilled water for her clothes iron, at a pharmacy named after the traffic circle named after someone named "Emerson." My father wasn't one to let the truth get in the way of a good story, and I remember some rather thinly stretched pieces of Bologna that he fed us over the years - but there were a few occasions when I was given incontrovertible evidence that some of even his most thinly stretched slices of Bologna did, in fact, have meat in them. The man at the door that night, I later learned, was an outside plant supervisor, telling my father that there were two crews stretching cable up to us from Emerson Circle, and asking if 7 PM would be close enough to "on time" for his pleasure. My dad thanked him and said it was. It turned out that he had gone to the phone company to order a phone line installed in our brand-new house, and the CSR had told him that he might be able to get an eight-party line in six months, and a private line in a couple of years. My dad asked if he could use her phone, and he called my grandfather, a state representative and chairman of the oversight committee for the Public Utilities Commission, and told him that his daughter couldn't call him because there weren't enough wires to connect her new home. Bill -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20210215200742.DDFC6762@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 20:07:42 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: DeSoto County falls far behind neighbors and rest of country in broadband internet speed Florida State College in DeSoto County, one of the few sites in the county to have fast and reliable internet service By Justin Garcia A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) map shows that DeSoto County falls far behind surrounding counties, as well as the national average, when it comes to broadband speed. The map shows that 50.84% of DeSoto residential broadband customers have access to speeds higher than 100/10 Mbps, while the rest of the residential service is at 25/3 Mbps or less. The national average broadband speed as of 2020 was 86.04/11.86 Mbps. This means that nearly half of the DeSoto County residents only have access to internet speeds that are more than three times less than the national average. https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/local/2021/02/11/desoto-county-florida-falls-far-behind-broadband-internet-speed/4293566001/ ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Tue, 16 Feb 2021
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