31 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for April 2, 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: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:14:58 -0400 From: Matt Simpson <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Online Dispute Becomes Internet-Snarling Attack Message-ID: <net-news69-4DD87E.email@example.com> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Monty Solomon <email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com. 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)
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.