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The Telecom Digest for Thu, 04 Mar 2021
Volume 40 : Issue 63 : "text" format

table of contents
CWA Calls For Help To Pass the PRO Act
Documentary About 1975 New York Telephone Fire
Losing Connections: 5G Wireless Technology And The Potential Risk For Aviation

Message-ID: <20210304005928.6170273C@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2021 00:59:28 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: CWA Calls For Help To Pass the PRO Act (This is from the CWA District 1 Newsletter - mod) We have an opportunity to change the balance of power in this country. When the scales are tipped in favor of bosses and corporations, working people suffer. It's time for workers to unite and take the power back! The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act will make it easier for workers to organize, bargain, and strike, but it won't get passed and signed into law without a fight. Join us tomorrow, March 4th, to make calls for the PRO Act! The PRO Act has been introduced in Congress, so we need to make sure that our Representatives know that passing it is absolutely vital. Here are just a few ways that the PRO Act would help workers and strengthen unions:
This would be game-changing for America's working families. We need to make sure that Congress gets the message: we must pass the PRO Act! https://u1584542.ct.sendgrid.net/ss/c/atcYNHk4Eh2YdGnwBh-YDLsLJ-Vh_OKSHlTVaFH-TQxKyn0EgFsPK6aqdScniy2By5jsiEt_AOfyCP-kj3UJ2SUbxjexGmwHBNiDOtsGAeUZapXpurTl-ZEFsxyEZOiScRq4rJaIyv9TUpormRyWbwgSs-ow58bxLgehThoHsA5_Mr78L3IHeCqR7WArryPrX0H2ynIAhyqBCf_9kDydlTpsMkKD6ulshybviq9HdySgXT7vQ7iwD1P26BTiDRGKT_-SMvlexC0BtER0hXeGH6NhQ72j1_L5_P90jpjr-qhVTW655CdOxLUBXGV9p44wVvM8jMCFzfFUFlzdDxSYJ2xHSyn1W3JH4XrksDfgqjOdqoBf7vYs6KbtZhwBnzaK/39w/sLNmQ93aRNqVpYmDhzKogg/h2/pRh4Rr9aRbil_OtryEQPBhZUGJG9R7HZqOmKmBLNv4o
Message-ID: <338c2183-97a1-3843-4b31-f7b65a67531e@panix.com> Date: 3 Mar 2021 14:28:15 -0500 From: "David" <wb8foz@panix.com> Subject: Documentary About 1975 New York Telephone Fire > I'd like to see opinions on whether the repair effort could be > duplicated today, or if, given newer technology, it would even be > necessary. The key issue is outside plant copper goes through a Main Distribution Frame (MDF) and protector to a line card. Once there, the call is turned into a buncha-a-bits, and the routing can be done upstream to some extent. But when the MDF explodes and is burning the cable plant, Good Luck. And that is seemingly what happened. As for what can take place today, look at Nashville. But as far we know, the major damage there was loss of power. The explosion destroyed water mains that flooded the CO basement; taking out the standby generation. The reported solution was caving holes in the back wall to pass cables to semitruck mounted generators. If there is no POTS copper, as VZ is striving for with FIOS and 5G, that changes things. In theory, a truck full of replacement OLT's could be parked outside and the fibers run into it.
Message-ID: <20210302193408.ADBDC721@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2021 19:34:08 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Losing Connections: 5G Wireless Technology And The Potential Risk For Aviation by Katherine Ayre Aircraft incidents and accidents are complex. When one occurs, it can involve a multitude of factors such as human error, organizational problems, and/or environmental factors. Recently, a new risk factor related to technological advancement has formally been introduced to the aviation industry. This risk factor is 5G wireless technology. https://www.mondaq.com/canada/technology/1041382/losing-connections-5g-wireless-technology-and-the-potential-risk-for-aviation?email_access=on

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