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The Telecom Digest for February 23, 2014
Volume 33 : Issue 33 : "text" Format
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State of Washington regulators give Centurylink "pricing flexibility" (Bill Horne)
Netflix speeds lag for Verizon users amid dispute (Bill Horne)
Site shows AT&T, Centurylink, Verizon outage info (Bill Horne)

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Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2014 19:06:38 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: State of Washington regulators give Centurylink "pricing flexibility" Message-ID: <lebe2g$150$1@dont-email.me> Published 1/9/2014 Media Contact: (360) 664-1116 or media@utc.wa.gov Docket Number: UT-130477 State extends price flexibility for CenturyLink Consumer protection regulations remain in place OLYMPIA, Wash. - Today the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) approved a settlement agreement allowing CenturyLink pricing flexibility in setting residential and business landline telephone rates. Approval of the "alternative form of regulation," or AFOR, gives CenturyLink more flexibility in determining rates for retail telephone services, permitting the company to change rates for most of its services in response to competition without commission review. The UTC will continue to regulate rates for other public interest services, such as 911 and low-income assistance, as well as wholesale services that CenturyLink provides to competitors. The AFOR approved today, replaces and expands on a previous AFOR that applied to Qwest Communications, implemented prior to that company's merger with CenturyLink in 2011. Rest at: http://www.utc.wa.gov/aboutUs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=234 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2014 18:50:16 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Netflix speeds lag for Verizon users amid dispute Message-ID: <lebd3o$rm3$1@dont-email.me> By James O'Toole @jtotoole February 21, 2014 NEW YORK (CNN Money) Having trouble streaming "House of Cards?" A stand-off involving Verizon and Netflix may be to blame. Streaming speeds for Verizon FiOS customers dropped by 14% between December and January, according to Netflix. Meanwhile, Netflix speeds on most other Internet service providers held steady during that time period. The slowdown comes amid a stand-off reported this week by The Wall Street Journal over whether broadband providers like Verizon and AT&T will charge Netflix to carry its videos. Rest at: http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/21/technology/verizon-netflix/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2014 19:56:01 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Site shows AT&T, Centurylink, Verizon outage info Message-ID: <53094721.9090907@horne.net> This web site shows ino on outages in the territories of AT&T, CenturyLink , Verizon, and some other carriers. It also offers info on problems at many online sites. Centurylink outages: http://downdetector.com/status/centurylink/map AT&T Outages http://downdetector.com/status/att Verizon outages: http://downdetector.com/status/verizon-communications -- Bill Horne William Warren Consulting http://www.william-warren.com/ 339-364-8487
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