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The Telecom Digest for February 10, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 40 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Verizon crosses web lines (Bill Horne)
LightSquared Broadband Plan Questioned by GPS Experts (Bill Horne)
Users of Citibank Bill-Pay App Charged Twice (Monty Solomon)

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Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2012 21:26:33 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Verizon crosses web lines Message-ID: <jh1v8q$aeh$1@dont-email.me> The Wall Street Journal Verizon Crosses Web Lines Wireless Arm Touts Comcast Even as Phone Giant Battles Cable in FiOS Fight. By ANTON TROIANOVSKI, THOMAS CATAN and SHALINI RAMACHANDRAN As Verizon Communications Inc. pushes for more cable-television and high-speed Internet subscribers, a new competitor is emerging: its own subsidiary, Verizon Wireless. This month, Verizon Wireless stores in Seattle and Portland, Ore., began offering home Internet, cable and telephone service from Comcast Corp. as part of a new joint marketing deal between the cellphone provider and several cable companies. ... Full story at: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203363504577187374053778712.html?mod=WSJ_Tech_LEADTop -or- http://goo.gl/kncU4 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2012 20:58:24 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: LightSquared Broadband Plan Questioned by GPS Experts Message-ID: <jh1tk1$3ja$1@dont-email.me> By: Wayne Rash, EWeek 2012-02-09 NEWS ANALYSIS: A DOT official's testimony in a House Aviation Subcommittee hearing called LightSquared's data plan completely incompatible with GPS. There has also been a call for new GPS interference standards. The House Subcommittee on Aviation, which is part of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the U.S. House of Representatives, held hearings Feb. 8 regarding the critical nature of GPS to aviation in the United States, and the issues raised LightSquared's plans to implement a broadband data service on frequency band adjacent to the country's GPS signal. The hearing was intended to determine whether legislation is required to protect GPS from interference by LightSquared or similar uses that could prevent GPS receivers from working properly. ... Full story at: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/LightSquared-Broadband-Plan-Questioned-by-GPS-Experts-671177/ -or- http://goo.gl/5uW2x -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 01:37:57 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Users of Citibank Bill-Pay App Charged Twice Message-ID: <m6vYR.A.1w.u4MNPB@telecom> Users of Citibank Bill-Pay App Charged Twice BY BEN PROTESS FEBRUARY 9, 2012 Citigroup's effort to become "the world's digital bank" has encountered a snag. A technical bug caused Citi, the nation's fourth largest bank by deposits, to double the charge for customer payments in recent months. Some customers using their iPads to settle their cable bill or mortgage payment, for example, actually paid twice, according to customers and a bank official. The problem, which began in July but went undetected by the bank until December, prompted bogus payments big and small. Some customers quickly spotted the redundant transaction and complained to Citi, while other consumers were caught off guard when the bank recently notified them of the discrepancy. The snag even led some unsuspecting customers to overdraw their accounts, though a bank spokesman said that was rare. Citi has traced the error to its nascent iPad application. Other mobile applications and the bank's broader online bill payment system were immune from the problem, the bank said. ... http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/02/09/online-users-of-citibank-bill-pay-app-charged-twice/
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