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The Telecom Digest for Jan 19, 2015
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|Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 14:38:54 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Verizon to critics: Stop calling us a monopoly Message-ID: <email@example.com> Netflix's "terminating access monopoly" claim is bogus, Verizon tells FCC. by Jon Brodkin Verizon today said it is "dispelling the myth" that it is a monopoly, responding to claims from Netflix and others that Verizon and other broadband providers have too much market power in the territories they operate in. Netflix has argued that it had no choice but to pay Verizon, Comcast, and others for direct access to their networks because these big ISPs rarely compete against each other, giving each one control over large portions of the country. This is especially true in the cable market; Comcast has acknowledged that it's too expensive to compete against other cable companies, so incumbent providers avoid building in areas where other incumbents already exist. http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/01/verizon-to-critics-stop-calling-us-a-monopoly/ -or- http://goo.gl/iE3Xot -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
|Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 09:21:53 -0800 (PST) From: Neal McLain <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Proposed MVPD Redefinition Out for Comment Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> By Harry Cole, CommLawBlog, January 18, 2015 FCC looks to open ranks of MVPDs to Internet-delivered services - a move that could save what's left of Aereo It looks like the universe of multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) is going to be expanding considerably. Previously populated by the likes of cable, MMDS and broadcast satellite operators, the MVPD universe is set to be redefined to include services "untethered" from any infrastructure-based definition ... if, that is, a proposal laid out in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) last month (and just published in the Federal Register) takes hold. The result should expand consumer options for video program service, and might even revivify whatever may be left of Aereo once Aereo exits the bankruptcy process. And even if Aereo doesn't survive, we can look for new Aereo-like services. http://www.commlawblog.com/2015/01/articles/broadcast/proposed-mvpd-redefinition-out-for-comment/index.html -or- http://tinyurl.com/lxeyofr Neal McLain 01-18-14|
|Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 14:27:50 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: The best defenses against Verizon's invasive, already-being-abused web tracking Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> by Jeremy Kirk The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a list of tools that can block online advertising companies from collecting web browsing data in ways that privacy advocates contend are deceptive. Computer scientist Jonathan Mayer of Stanford University and ProPublica revealed on Wednesday that an online advertising company, Turn, can re-create the history of a person's Web browsing traffic using Verizon's tracking system. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2871512/how-to-protect-yourself-against-verizons-mobile-tracking.html -or- http://goo.gl/TjrKVk -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) I've been up and down this highway Far as my eye can see No matter how fast I run I can never seem to get away from me - Jackson Browne|
|Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:43:56 -0800 From: "m cragin" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Looking for info on VIDAR ITS4/5 cutover Dos Palos Message-ID: <email@example.com> I understand that this may have been one of the first applications of a digital switch. Thank you.|
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