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The Telecom Digest for Nov 13, 2014
Volume 33 : Issue 206 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Cyclists Would Be Banned From Using Cellphones Under New Legislation (Monty Solomon)
NCTA, cable companies 'stunned' by President's Title II endorsement (Neal McLain)
Railroad hand-held ticketing machine, a "tricked out iphone" (HAncock4)

I'm the one who will not raise taxes. My opponent now says he'll raise them as a last resort, or a third resort. But when a politician talks like that, you know that's one resort he'll be checking into. My opponent, my opponent won't rule out raising taxes. But I will. And The Congress will push me to raise taxes and I'll say no. And they'll push, and I'll say no, and they'll push again, and I'll say, to them, "Read my lips: no new taxes."  - George H.W. Bush

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:59:31 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Cyclists Would Be Banned From Using Cellphones Under New Legislation Message-ID: <79F5B5E7-F0A7-4E96-9423-FD2C51F8F14C@roscom.com> Cyclists Would Be Banned From Using Cellphones Under New Legislation MANHATTAN - Standing outside of his Gravesend office last week, Brooklyn Councilman Mark Treyger noticed a bicyclist using a cellphone while riding down the street. He didn't think much of it at first, but all of a sudden, the cyclist veered into oncoming traffic, nearly causing an accident. ... http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20141111/gravesend/cyclists-would-be-banned-from-using-cellphones-under-new-legislation -or- http://goo.gl/X4SF7p
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:36:28 -0800 (PST) From: Neal McLain <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: NCTA, cable companies 'stunned' by President's Title II endorsement Message-ID: <ae55d218-2216-491a-968d-e917f62ed2ad@googlegroups.com> By Daniel Frankel, FierceCable, November 11, 2014 With President Barack Obama stridently encouraging the FCC to adopt Title II Internet regulation, National Cable Telecommunications Association CEO Michael Powell was among the high-profile cable-industry denizens who let out an equally strident negative response. "We are stunned the President would abandon the longstanding, bipartisan policy of lightly regulating the Internet and call for extreme Title II regulation," Powell blogged. "The cable industry strongly supports an open Internet, is building an open Internet, and strongly believes that over-regulating the fastest growing technology in our history will not advance the cause of Internet freedom. There is no dispute about the propriety of transparency rules and bans on discrimination and blocking. But this tectonic shift in national policy, should it be adopted, would create devastating results." http://www.fiercecable.com/story/ncta-cable-companies-stunned-presidents-title-ii-endorsement/2014-11-11?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal -or- http://tinyurl.com/nwm5kf5 Neal McLain
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:57:08 -0800 (PST) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Railroad hand-held ticketing machine, a "tricked out iphone" Message-ID: <ff34ea20-8a04-455b-b8dc-c375375184a3@googlegroups.com> The Metro North Railroad, a commuter agency serving northern New York City suburbs, has begun a pilot program with hand-held ticket selling devices than can now process credit cards, not possible before. A description of the units with photos may be found at the following website: http://www.iridetheharlemline.com/2014/11/10/meet-tim-metro-norths-new-credit-card-enabled-ticket-issuing-machine/

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