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The Telecom Digest for May 2, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 108 : "text" Format
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Re: FCC Commissioner issues separate statement on TV spectrum sharing (Fred Goldstein)
Some people are still renting their phones. (Joseph Singer)
Re: Some people are still renting their phones. (David Clayton)

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Date: Tue, 01 May 2012 09:55:56 -0400 From: Fred Goldstein <fgoldstein.SeeSigSpambait@wn2.wn.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: FCC Commissioner issues separate statement on TV spectrum sharing Message-ID: <20120501135558.D00CA1E48B@mailout.easydns.com> Our Esteemed Moderator writes, >Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn has issed yet another "independent" >opinion the FCC proceeding that will enable spectrum sharing between >TV and cellular companies. As with his coworkers' efforts, this >statement seems to have very little original material. > >Commissioner Clyburn's statement is at > >http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0427/FCC-12-45A4.pdf > >-or- > >http://goo.gl/MnZn8 > > >... >One of the FCC Commissioners has also issue his own statement about >today's report and order for TV spectrum sharing. As with Chairman >Genachowski's statement, I'm at a loss to explain why. > >Robert M. McDowell's statement is at > >http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0427/FCC-12-45A3.pdf > You must not be a regular reader of the FCC's web site (I recommend the old "transition" home page; the new one stinks). As a general policy, when a Notice or Order of any significance is adopted in an open meeting, all of the Commissioners issue statements. It's pro forma, and lets each Commissioner go on record showing where they stand. Only on seriously controversial issues do these statements get interesting. -- Fred Goldstein k1io fgoldstein "at" ionary.com ionary Consulting http://www.ionary.com/ +1 617 795 2701
Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 13:31:12 -0700 (PDT) From: Joseph Singer <joeofseattle@yahoo.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Some people are still renting their phones. Message-ID: <1335904272.32845.YahooMailClassic@web161502.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> It's been almost 20 years since the breakup of the Bell System, but some people are still paying monthly fees for their equipment. http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/04/27/3-on-your-side-elderly-still-renting-home-phones/ -or- http://goo.gl/LrVZV
Date: Wed, 02 May 2012 09:31:19 +1000 From: "David Clayton" <news@newsfe03.iad.highwinds-media.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Some people are still renting their phones. Message-ID: <pan.2012.> On Tue, 01 May 2012 13:31:12 -0700, Joseph Singer wrote: > It's been almost 20 years since the breakup of the Bell System, but > some people are still paying monthly fees for their equipment. Same thing happened in Australia after deregulation in the 1980's, it took ages for people who just kept paying the same old phone bill to realise that they could just go down to the local shop and purchase a handset for the cost of a few months rental. I also still see some older people paying exorbitant Internet fees because they signed up for plans many years ago that charge multiple times the current cost of the same services, but their ISP is still taking the money because they "....only upgrade on a customer request". -- Regards, David. David Clayton Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Knowledge is a measure of how many answers you have, intelligence is a measure of how many questions you have.
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