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The Telecom Digest for December 30, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 304 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Re: The End of the Public Phone Network (John David Galt)
New York Subway Gets an App to Track Trains (Monty Solomon)

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Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 10:55:02 -0800 From: John David Galt <jdg@diogenes.sacramento.ca.us> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: The End of the Public Phone Network Message-ID: <kbneab$7on$3@blue-new.rahul.net> On 2012-12-27 20:46, Colin wrote: > The End of the Public Phone Network > > More and more businesses and households are trading their traditional > switched telephone service for voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, > services. That's led to a paradoxical situation, where a huge number > of phone calls start out as Internet packets and end up as Internet > packets, but have to be switched to, and then from, a voice circuit on > the old-school public switched telephone network. Universal Internet > Protocol would allow telecom companies to meet the same demand with > much less equipment. Seeing the possible financial benefits - > including turning suddenly redundant real estate into cash - AT&T, the > largest phone service provider in the world, called on the > U.S. government to set a final date for the last plain old telephone > call. So when is AT&T going to make the change possible for people like me (who have to pay them for POTS service as a condition of getting broadband)?
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 21:20:50 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: New York Subway Gets an App to Track Trains Message-ID: <p06240853cd0552bbbfa5@[]> New York Subway Gets an App to Track Trains http://professional.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323984704578205870642642436-lMyQjAxMTAyMDIwODEyNDgyWj.html Reviewing MTA's New Subway App http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2012/12/28/reviewing-mtas-new-subway-app/ Some Subway Arrival Times Are Now Just an Apple Device Away http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/28/some-subway-arrival-times-are-now-just-an-apple-device-away/ MTA Subway Time app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mta-subway-time/id561507659?ls=1&mt=8
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