31 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for July 12, 2013
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Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:18:41 -0400 From: unknown <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Big disconnect: Telcos to abandon copper phone lines Message-ID: <email@example.com> tlvp wrote: > Mantoloking's outside copper loop plant seems unlikely to be restored after > getting flooded out by Sandy: > > "MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) -- Robert Post misses his phone line. > Post, 85, has a pacemaker that needs to be checked once a month by phone. > But the copper wiring that once connected his home to the rest of the world > is gone, and the phone company refuses to restore it. In October 2012, > Superstorm Sandy pushed the sea over Post's neighborhood ..." > > > http://news.yahoo.com/big-disconnect-telcos-abandon-copper-phone-lines-232329593.html > Voice Link won't handle medical device checking, alarm systems and credit card payments. Verizon needs to come out with Voice Link II that will handle that stuff and charge a premium for it.
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