31 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for March 16, 2013
====== 31 years of TELECOM Digest -- Founded August 21, 1981 ======
Telecom and VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) Digest for the
Internet. All contents here are copyrighted by Bill Horne and
the individual writers/correspondents. Articles may be used in other
journals or newsgroups, provided the writer's name and the Digest are
included in the fair use quote. By using any name or email address
included herein for any reason other than responding to an article
herein, you agree to pay a hundred dollars to that person, or email address
Addresses herein are not to be added to any mailing list, nor to be sold or given away without the explicit written consent of the owner of that address. Chain letters, viruses, porn, spam, and miscellaneous junk are definitely unwelcome.
We must fight spam for the same reason we fight crime: not because we are naive enough to believe that we will ever stamp it out, but because we do not want the kind of world that results when no one stands against crime. - Geoffrey Welsh
See the bottom of this issue for subscription and archive details and the name of our lawyer, and other stuff of interest.
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:53:32 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Verizon to use Cable spectrum to boost LTE Message-ID: <20130316015332.GA27225@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Verizon plans to use the AWS spectrum it acquired from a consortium of cable companies in the second half of 2013. The company's CTO, Nicola Palmer, revealed in an interview with Fierce Wireless that the carrier will complete its LTE rollout on the 700MHz spectrum by mid-year, and plans to expand its LTE coverage with 5,000 new sites in 2013, with more to follow in 2014. http://bgr.com/tag/verizon/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write me directly) Everything changes, time takes its toll Your folks fell in love: love's a very deep hole - Loudon Wainwright III
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:37:19 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Centurylink DSL Usage Caps Confuse Users Message-ID: <20130316013719.GA25074@telecom.csail.mit.edu> CenturyLink may be following the growing usage-based billing (UBB) trend where service providers place usage caps on bandwidth consumption, but the telco's policies are anything but clear for its end users. According to a thread in the Broadband Reports forum, a number of subscribers said they were confused about the bandwidth caps. Some users were given a warning they went over their cap, while other "heavy users" got no warning or were told the service provider does not implement usage caps. http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/centurylink-dsl-usage-caps-cause-subscriber-confusion/2013-03-15 -or- http://goo.gl/exk6E -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) Ambition lights their cigarettes If they get out they don't look back It's ten deserve and one who gets So drink too much and dress in black - John Gorka
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 23:40:34 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: GPS industry reviews receiver standards as LightSquared regroups Message-ID: <20130316034034.GA9287@telecom.csail.mit.edu> GPS Industry Examines Receiver Standards, as LightSquared Ponders Next Move AVIATION INTERNATIONAL NEWS - MARCH 2013 Since LightSquared's bankruptcy last fall, a common perception was that the company had thrown in the towel and the GPS industry could cease looking over its shoulder, breathe a sigh of relief and get back to the navigation business. But that was not to be. In fact, what we have seen is more an extended time-out than a cessation of hostil- ities, as the combatants consolidated their positions. But neither has offered a cease-fire or surrender. http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/aviation-international-news/2013-03-01/gps-industry-examines-receiver-standards-lightsquared-ponders-next-move -or- http://goo.gl/yZ7yD -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write me directly) Operator, please connect me to 1982 I need to make apology for what I didn't do - Randy Travis
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2013 00:07:30 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: What's the status of Flitephone? Message-ID: <20130316040730.GA14790@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Does anyone know the status of the 460 MHz Flitephone service for air-to-ground phone calls? The flitephone.com and agras.org domains appear to have been abandoned. Bill -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email for direct replies) Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids In fact it's cold as hell - Elton John
TELECOM Digest is an electronic journal devoted mostly to telecom- munications topics. It is circulated anywhere there is email, in addition to Usenet, where it appears as the moderated newsgroup 'comp.dcom.telecom'. TELECOM Digest is a not-for-profit, mostly non-commercial educational service offered to the Internet by Bill Horne. All the contents of the Digest are compilation-copyrighted. You may reprint articles in some other media on an occasional basis, but please attribute my work and that of the original author. The Telecom Digest is moderated by Bill Horne.
43 Deerfield Road
Sharon MA 02067-2301
bill at horne dot net
This Digest is the oldest continuing e-journal about telecomm- unications on the Internet, having been founded in August, 1981 and published continuously since then. Our archives are available for your review/research. We believe we are the oldest e-zine/mailing list on the internet in any category! URL information: http://telecom-digest.org Copyright (C) 2013 TELECOM Digest. All rights reserved. Our attorney is Bill Levant, of Blue Bell, PA.
Finally, the Digest is funded by gifts from generous readers such as yourself who provide funding in amounts deemed appropriate. Your help is important and appreciated. A suggested donation of fifty dollars per year per reader is considered appropriate. See our address above. Please make at least a single donation to cover the cost of processing your name to the mailing list. All opinions expressed herein are deemed to be those of the author. Any organizations listed are for identification purposes only and messages should not be considered any official expression by the organization.