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The Telecom Digest for April 2, 2013
Volume 32 : Issue 75 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Re: Online Dispute Becomes Internet-Snarling Attack (Matt Simpson)
Verizon pensioners granted class status in lawsuit (Bill Horne)
Verizon Liable for .85 Billion in Debt, Trustee Says (Bill Horne)

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Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:14:58 -0400 From: Matt Simpson <net-news69@jmatt.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Online Dispute Becomes Internet-Snarling Attack Message-ID: <net-news69-4DD87E.13145801042013@news.eternal-september.org> In article <p0624081dcd78db469f83@[]>, Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> wrote: > Millions of ordinary Internet users have experienced delays in > services like Netflix or could not reach a particular Web site for a > short time. How many ordinary internet users in this group experienced delays or couldn't reach a website? http://gizmodo.com/5992652/that-internet-war-apocalypse-is-a-lie ***** Moderator's Note ***** I did. I've had repeated delays and disconnects while accessing the Telecom Digest's home at M.I.T. Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2013 18:41:44 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Verizon pensioners granted class status in lawsuit Message-ID: <20130401224144.GA7794@telecom.csail.mit.edu> NEW YORK (AP) . Retirees have gained class action status for a suit against Verizon Communications Inc. over the transfer of its pension obligations to Prudential Insurance. A federal judge in Dallas on Friday ruled that the lawsuit met the conditions for a class action. http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-04-01/lawsuit-over-verizon-pensions-goes-class-action -or- http://goo.gl/wpM4B -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2013 18:45:53 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Verizon Liable for .85 Billion in Debt, Trustee Says Message-ID: <20130401224553.GA8408@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), the second-biggest U.S. telephone company, was sued for $2.85 billion in debt and interest stemming from its relationship with bankrupt directory company Idearc. The suit involves the non-payment of debt evidenced by 8 percent senior notes due 2016 that were issued pursuant to an agreement between Idearc and U.S. Bank N.A. as indenture trustee dated November 2006, according to court filings. The trustee filed the suit in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan yesterday. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-29/verizon-liable-for-2-85-billion-in-debt-trustee-says.html -or- http://goo.gl/0e0l0 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
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