32 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for January 21, 2014
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Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:21:22 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Congression Internet Cauces discussion about Network Neutrality Message-ID: <email@example.com> I recommend this webcast as a good discussion of the Network Neutrality issue. http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/317269-1 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) Wheel gull, spin and glide You've got no place to hide That's because you don't need one - David Crosby
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:55:47 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: AT&T's Sponsored Data is bad for the internet, the economy, and you Message-ID: <email@example.com> AT&T's Sponsored Data is bad for the internet, the economy, and you Another brick in the wall By Nilay Patel AT&T today announced a new "Sponsored Data" program that lets developers and brands pay to deliver content to your mobile device outside of your data caps. It sounds great for consumers on its face -- you'll be able to get more stuff without paying for it! -- but in reality it's a huge blow to the free and vibrant market of the internet economy, and the first step towards a new era of carrier control. Here's just a simple example: right now you can rent Elysium from both Apple and Google for $4.99. In addition to the amount you'll pay to rent the movie, streaming that movie over mobile broadband will also obviously count against your data plan, an additional cost that you pay monthly to carriers like AT&T. Sponsored Data allows companies to eliminate that extra charge by paying AT&T directly, so if Apple wanted to stick it to Google, it could subsidize Elysium rentals and advertise that renting the movie from iTunes won't hit your data cap. Rest at: http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/6/5280566/att-sponsored-data-bad-for-the-internet-the-economy-and-you -or- http://goo.gl/OerQsD -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) Getting home and taking off his shoes he settles down with the evening news, While the kids do homework with the TV in one ear While Superman for the thousandth time sells talking dolls and conquers crime Dutifully they learn the date of birth of Paul Revere. - Bill Steele
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:48:36 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Hepting v. AT&T Message-ID: <email@example.com> Hepting v. AT&T Electronic Frontier Foundation In Hepting v. AT&T, EFF sued the telecommunications giant on behalf of its customers for violating privacy law by collaborating with the NSA in the massive, illegal program to wiretap and data-mine Americans' communications. Evidence in the case included undisputed evidence provided by former AT&T telecommunications technician Mark Klein showing AT&T has routed copies of Internet traffic to a secret room in San Francisco controlled by the NSA. Rest at: https://www.eff.org/cases/hepting Bill -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) Once the religious, the hunted and weary Chasing the promise of freedom and hope Came to this country to build a new vision Far from the reaches of kingdom and Pope - John Kay
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:40:53 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: CenturyLink to Expand Internet Service in Stanardsville Area Message-ID: <email@example.com> CenturyLink, Inc. announces it is expanding its high-speed Internet (HSI) service to residences and businesses in Stanardsville. The company is working with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its Connect America Fund (CAF) to help expand broadband availability to the area. Rest at: http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/CenturyLink-to-Expand-Internet-Service-in-Stanardsville-Area-241177041.html -or- http://goo.gl/K2GQRO -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) Oh this ol' hotel's all right with me They pay the postage if you lose the key This hotel room's gotta lot of stuff But I do believe I've had enough - Steve Goodman
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:37:01 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Super Bowl 2014: Verizon, AT&T upgrade networks at MetLife Stadium to meet digital demand Message-ID: <email@example.com> Super Bowl 2014: Verizon, AT&T upgrade networks at MetLife Stadium to meet digital demand By Alexi Friedman/The Star-Ledger Whether it's the exact moment of kickoff, or when Bruno Mars takes the stage at half-time or perhaps a Tom or Peyton game-winning touchdown toss, thousands of Super Bowl fans huddled inside MetLife Stadium will capture the moment on their smart phones. Rest at: http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2014/01/verizon_super_bowl_2014_broadband_internet_metlife.html -or- http://goo.gl/v6oIaW -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) But someday we'll grow older, as most people do, We'll look up at the sky and the stars and they're no longer new. So we'll have to ask somebody little, like you, Tell me, what do you make of the stars? - Tim Mayor
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:30:46 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Verizon cuts early cellphone upgrade to 30 days from six months Message-ID: <email@example.com> Verizon cuts early cellphone upgrade to 30 days from six months Julianne Pepitone, NBC News Verizon's early-upgrade program will now allow phone trade-ins after just 30 days - but customers are still on the hook for 50 percent of the phone's full retail price. As first reported by tech blog CNET, Verizon quietly made the changes to its "Edge" early-upgrade program over the weekend. Verizon unveiled Edge last summer, and at that time, the company allowed trade-ins after six months. Rest at: http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/verizon-cuts-early-upgrade-time-30-days-six-months-2D11958371 -or- http://goo.gl/18DVq4 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) She was as pretty as a dream, the most amazing girl I've ever seen But not did just she look good, she made me free, She said you belong with me and I won't see your spirit in shackles - Ben Taylor
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