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The Telecom Digest for Aug 6, 2015
|The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger. These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong. A great people has been moved to defend a great nation.|
|George W. Bush|
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Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:51:36 -0400 From: Bill Horne <billybones@telecomdigestQRM.us> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Centurylink gets wires tangled Message-ID: <20150805155136.GA25789@telecom.csail.mit.edu> A Fargo (ND) woman wanted internet service because it was supposed to be cheap. What she got instead was months of headaches, thousands of dollars wasted and hours a day spent on the phone. That woman's hassles are linked to CenturyLink's billing and service. Sofia Vargas has essentially three jobs: a CAN, another part time job and hanging out on hold. http://www.valleynewslive.com/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:59:51 -0400 From: Bill Horne <billybones@telecomdigestQRM.us> To: email@example.com. Subject: Verizon & Centurylink deny killing copper Message-ID: <20150805155951.GA25810@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Verizon, CenturyLink say abandoning copper network is a "myth" By Sean Buckley Verizon and CenturyLink may be anxious to shut down all of their copper facilities and transition to fiber, but each provider has told the FCC that de facto copper retirement is a "myth" and there's no need to include new requirements addressing the issue in its technology transition plans. De facto copper retirement is the process where a telco would let their aging copper plant deteriorate to the point where it would become necessary to replace the copper with fiber. http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/verizon-centurylink-say-abandoning-copper-network-myth/2015-07-28 -- Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 12:10:40 -0400 From: Bill Horne <billybones@telecomdigestQRM.us> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Verizon & Centurylink try to limit TDM options Message-ID: <20150805161040.GA25831@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Verizon, CenturyLink don't want interim special-access pricing for commercial Ethernet by Sean Buckley Verizon and CenturyLink may be in support of giving their CLEC wholesale customers fair pricing as they transition from legacy TDM to IP-based services, but any rules should only be applied to DS1 and DS3 special access services, they say. Having a path to fair pricing is a key issue as the FCC moves forward with its review of special access services. http://goo.gl/1ht3gi -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 12:35:38 -0400 From: Bill Horne <billybones@telecomdigestQRM.us> To: email@example.com. Subject: It's time for Centurylink to do something for Montana Message-ID: <20150805163538.GA26175@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Working telephones are taken for granted in most places. Not where we live. Between Cascade and Wolf Creek along the I-15 corridor, landline telephones are a game of chance. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. If you need to call 911, you might whisper an extra prayer before you pick up your phone. The Missouri River residents, along with other CenturyLink customers, have been working for years to try and get our phone provider, CenturyLink, to do something to fix this situation. We want to know our phones will work, especially since most of us don't have mobile phone service. Our terrain is just too rugged. http://goo.gl/felOdT -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 12:58:54 -0400 From: Bill Horne <billybones@telecomdigestQRM.us> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: AT&T Outage Takes Down Other Carriers Message-ID: <20150805165854.GA26385@telecom.csail.mit.edu> An AT&T problem allegedly caused outage on Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile A "dirty little secret," carriers often have just one backhaul provider by Jon Brodkin The four major wireless carriers in the US had an outage lasting about five hours in several states last night, and a report from Re/code says it was all caused by a hardware problem in AT&T's network. Although AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile US, and Sprint each operate their own cell towers, in the states where the outage occurred they apparently all acquire backhaul from AT&T's network. Re/code reported that "several telecommunications industry sources" confirmed that AT&T's network caused the outage for all four carriers in parts of Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and Indiana. (Another report said Georgia was affected as well.) http://goo.gl/NJEB3I -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)
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