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The Telecom Digest for October 22, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 246 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Google Data Centers: Where the internet lives (Neal McLain)
Re: Seeking info on Paradyne Model 6512-A2-200-0AG (Fred Goldstein)
Negotiating labor deal, CenturyLink union to present health care plan (Bill Horne)
Does Microsoft Oppose Verizon Spying? (Bill Horne)
Moody's says FCC ruling on WCS spectrum is positive for AT&T (Bill Horne)

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Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 00:11:07 -0500 From: Neal McLain <nmclain@annsgarden.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Google Data Centers: Where the internet lives Message-ID: <508383EB.7090209@annsgarden.com> Take a look inside Google's high-tech data centers. When you're on a Google website, you're accessing one of the most powerful server networks in the known Universe. But what does that actually look like? Here's your chance to see inside what we're calling the physical Internet. http://www.google.com/about/datacenters/gallery/#/ Neal McLain
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 17:12:44 -0400 From: Fred Goldstein <fgoldstein.SeeSigSpambait@wn2.wn.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Seeking info on Paradyne Model 6512-A2-200-0AG Message-ID: <20121021211249.0B015E015@mailout.easydns.com> At 10/20/2012 03:20 AM, you wrote: Bill Horne wrote, >Thanks for reading this. > >I'm cleaning out my cellar in preparation for a move, and I just found >a DSL modem that used to be in service at a CLEC which is now out of >business. The CLEC used this kind of DSL modem to provide both >Internet and phone service to its customers. > >The unit is a Paradyne "SuperLine", Model 6512-A2-200-0AG. I'd like to >know if I can hook it up to my ADSL line and use it to get some other >VoIP phone service as well as Internet connectivity. > >Thanks for any information you have. Well, since the surplus physical assets of that defunct CLEC ended up sitting in my office before being sold or otherwise disposed of, I can tell you that the Superline modem has no value except as part of a Superline system. But the modems were what ran out before the DSLAMs did. They are out of production, and a handful of rural telcos may still be using them. We sold a couple of the DSLAMs on eBay that way. For the sake of the audience, SuperLine was a proprietary DSL built by AG Communications Systems around the turn of the century. AG was by then a Lucent subsidiary. Paradyne built the CPE; AG/Lucent built the DSLAMs. The modulation technique was based on Paradyne's MVL, which was basically QAM in a ping-pong mode -- no echo cancellation, but each side got the full line for a period of time. The maximum speed of SuperLine was 704 kbps, but usually less; on the other hand it maintained connectivity at 200-300 kbps out over 20 kilofeet of wire, well past where ADSL crapped out. So it was a good rural system. SuperLine differed from MVL by adding two telephone lines. So your data speed went down when the phone was in use, but otherwise it gave good-quality phone service (prioritized Frame Relay, actually). It never really caught on, so a handful of carries had it, mostly because they served long loops (we had a lot of those here in Massachusetts and a lot of "donut" rings with no DSL around ADSL-served COs). Paradyne was bought by Zhone who probably has no knowledge of the product. -- Fred Goldstein k1io fgoldstein "at" ionary.com ionary Consulting http://www.ionary.com/ +1 617 795 2701
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 19:43:08 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Negotiating labor deal, CenturyLink union to present health care plan Message-ID: <20121021234308.GA21738@telecom.csail.mit.edu> The union representing 13,000 Century-Link employees in 13 states will present its health care proposal to the telecommunications company Monday as negotiations on a new labor contract inch forward. Rest at: http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_21814088/negotiating-labor-deal-centurylink-union-present-health-care -or- http://goo.gl/Amxru -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 19:51:20 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Does Microsoft Oppose Verizon Spying? Message-ID: <20121021235120.GA22129@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Does Microsoft Oppose Verizon Spying? Verizon allegedly wants more control over WP8 A street test 'proved' that users are clueless about Windows 8, yet Microsoft Surface Tablet preorders sold out. Verizon Wireless was bragging about spying on its customers before rumors started flying that there is trouble between Verizon and Windows Phone 8. The wireless carrier allegedly wants more remote device management control than WP8 offers. By Ms. Smith on Sun, 10/21/12 - 12:22pm Rest at: http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/81644 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 19:56:25 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Moody's says FCC ruling on WCS spectrum is positive for AT&T Message-ID: <20121021235625.GA22560@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Moody's Says Regulators Ruling on WCS Spectrum is Positive for AT&T Moody's Investors Service said that this week's FCC ruling regarding WCS (Wireless Communications Service) licenses is positive for AT&T because it will provide, in a very affordable manner, much needed capacity for future wireless traffic growth. Rest at: http://www.cellular-news.com/story/56950.php -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
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