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The Telecom Digest for Oct 12, 2014
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|Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:52:23 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Verizon ask FCC to abolish set-top rules Message-ID: <email@example.com> Telco Makes Pitch In Response To TiVo Petition by Jeff Baumgartner Verizon Communications is taking advantage of a petition by TiVo to urge the Federal Communications Commission to "seize this opportunity" to waive all technology mandates tied to set-tops and other navigation devices that are distributed by multichannel programming distributors (MVPDs). Verizon's comments are in response to TiVo's request for a waiver or a clarification on rules that it use a standardized home networking interface on products supplied wholesale to pay-TV providers. Rest at: http://www.multichannel.com/news/technology/verizon-fcc-abolish-set-top-rules/384634#sthash.BchZsMuB.dpuf -or- http://goo.gl/ySnxt9 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) I've never gone so wrong As for telling lies to you What you see is what I've been There is nothing I could hide from you You see me better than I can - Rodney Crowell|
|Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:32:36 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Sprint challenges AT&T, Verizon Message-ID: <email@example.com> Sprint challenges AT&T, Verizon by doubling business data again by Craig Galbreith Rarely a day goes by that one of the big carriers doesn't offer a new discount or a bigger chunk of data on their consumer or business plans. Just in the past two weeks, Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile all have updated their plans - in some cases, more than once. The latest deal comes from Sprint, which, beginning today, is again doubling the data on its business plans for the same price. http://www.channelpartnersonline.com/news/2014/10/sprint-challenges-at-t-verizon-by-doubling-busine.aspx -or- http://goo.gl/c6P9cb -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) It's Saturday night I can't sleep and we're watching the news She says 'Do me a favor don't go with a guy who would make you choose' - Dar Williams|
|Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:44:20 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Can You Claim Part of the AT&T Cramming settlement? Message-ID: <email@example.com> Can You Claim Part of the $80 Million AT&T "Cramming" Settlement? by Claire Davidson If you're an AT&T cellphone customer and you've had bogus charges on your bill, the company's $105 million settlement with regulators is good news. The Federal Trade Commission will get $80 million of that payout - the FTC's largest mobile "cramming" settlement against a single carrier to date - to pay customer refunds for unauthorized premium short message service (PSMS) charges, according to the agency. http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/finance/current-events/80-million-att-cramming-settlement-hand/ -or- http://goo.gl/MMjgXJ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) I learned the truth at seventeen that love was meant for beauty queens And High School girls with clear-skin smiles Who married young and then retired. - Janis Ian|
|Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 02:13:19 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Beyond Neutrality - enabling a world of connected things Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> IEEE Computer and Communications Societies and GBC/ACM 7:00 PM, Thursday, 16 October 2014 MIT Room E51-315 Beyond Neutrality - enabling a world of connected things Bob Frankston Network Neutrality and related policy issues are framed by the assumption that intelligence is inside a network and (tele)communications is a service. Today that intelligence is now in our devices which can communicate by exchanging packets using any means available. This shift in intelligence has also moved value creation outside of networks. In this talk I'll trace the history of this fundamental transformation and the technical and policy implications and what it means to "communicate". This shift has opened up new opportunities for how to cooperate in creating a 21st century infrastructure. By paying for the infrastructure as a common facility we will not be limited to messages that profit intermediaries be they telecom providers or chip makers. http://ewh.ieee.org/r1/boston/computer/frankston.html http://www.gbcacm.org/seminars/evening/2014/beyond-neutrality-enabling-world-connected-things.html ***** Moderator's Note ***** Mr. Frankston's statement that the net-neutrality debate starts out by assuming that the issues "are framed by the assumption that intelligence is inside a network and (tele)communications is a service" doesn't make sense to me. Nobody I've heard speak on net-neutrality has advocated this view of the Internet: the assumption is that the network has very little intelligence, and that the "service" the Internet provides is moving packets from A to B without imposing any judgements as to the worth of one bit vs. another. The intelligence, be it a blog, a company catalog, a list of phone numbers, or a web site such as the Telecom Digest online page, is at the network customers' nodes: that's the reason for the net-netrality debate. The service of moving bits from A to B doesn't not add any intelligence to them, nor does it justify the actions of the tele- communications dinosaus we once thought extinct, when they start demanding a tithe from those whom have created the content that exists both outside their world, and beyond their world-view. Bill Horne Moderator|
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