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The Telecom Digest for January 8, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 7 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Defense Bill Puts Pressure on FCC, LightSquared (Bill Horne)
Verizon exec Stratton replaces CEO McAdam for CES (Bill Horne)
Re: Fwd: Telephone Exchange Names (Wes Leatherock)
Sprint Challenges AT&T on its Turf (Bill Horne)

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Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2012 11:18:31 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Defense Bill Puts Pressure on FCC, LightSquared Message-ID: <4F087057.5090906@horne.net> From Forbes: by Daniel Fisher Language buried deep in the recently enacted National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 could further delay LightSquared's launch of a nationwide wireless data network. The clause, added to the 500-page bill at the bequest of Reps. Michael R. Turner (R-Ohio) and Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.), prohibits the Federal Communications Commission from approving LightSquared's request to begin commercial land-based operations until the FCC "has resolved concerns" about possible interference with military GPS systems. http://tinyurl.com/7sgem4t -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) "God is a concept by which we measure our pain" - John Lennon
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2012 11:08:22 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Verizon exec Stratton replaces CEO McAdam for CES Message-ID: <4F086DF6.5000607@horne.net> From cnet: by Roger Cheng Verizon Communications said today that veteran executive John Stratton will take over for CEO Lowell McAdam at a key panel at the Consumer Electronics Show. Stratton will take part in the CES http://ces.cnet.com/ Innovation Power Panel on Wednesday, which also includes Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally and Xerox CEO Ursula Burns. McAdam was originally slated to participate but had to beg off in what is believed to be a personal matter. http://tinyurl.com/6vs3gkg -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) "He was born on the road in the month of July And he'll live on the road 'til he sees fit to die Cause he learned on the road how humanity cries, How society lies, he sees with more than his eyes" - Rex Fowler
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 08:06:00 -0800 (PST) From: Wes Leatherock <wleathus@yahoo.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Fwd: Telephone Exchange Names Message-ID: <1325952360.10770.YahooMailClassic@web111716.mail.gq1.yahoo.com> --- On Fri, 1/6/12, Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> wrote: > I came across this article in Wikipedia: hope it's of > interest. > > During the early years of telephone service, communities that > required more than 10,000 telephone numbers, whether dial service > was available or not, utilized exchange names to distinguish > identical numerics for different customers. > > When dial service was introduced (typically during the period of > 1910 to 1970), in such multiple exchange communities, customers > would normally dial the first two or three letters of the exchange > name, followed by the numeric digits. > > > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_exchange_names > The "Director Telephone System" in London was not directly put in to provide 3L-4N numbers. That resulted from growth, which resulted in complicated trunking systems in a mostly all-step environment, resulting in the adoption of "Directors" (called senders in the Los Angeles area and installed for the same reason in that all-step area). The 3L-4N convention was what London adopted, and also adopted in many places in North America, but merely a typographical device, since the actual pulsing is of course numeric. The article also says the first letter of exchange names was capitalized even where it was not dialed, suggesting that was the only case. In Dallas and Houton, and perhaps other places, the first letter (capitalized) WAS dialed. Wes Leatherock wleathus@yahoo.com wesrock@aol.com
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2012 11:42:21 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Sprint Challenges AT&T on its Turf Message-ID: <4F0875ED.5080808@horne.net> By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Sprint Nextel's first installation of its LTE service early this year in four Southeastern U.S. cities will put Sprint right in the face of AT&T, which it has bitterly fought over the latter's failed bid to acquire T-Mobile USA. AT&T is based in Dallas, and its wireless arm, AT&T Mobility, operates out of Atlanta - two of the cities first on Sprint's list for LTE service. Also due for early LTE service are Houston and San Antonio, Texas. http://tinyurl.com/6t6d3jc -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) "I've been up and down this highway, far as my eyes can see No matter how fast I run, I can never seem to get away from me" - Jackson Browne -- Bill Horne 339-364-8487
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