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The Telecom Digest for Oct 10, 2015
Volume 34 : Issue 187 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Undercover New Hampshire cops nab mobile-use violators (Monty Solomon)
Re: Please recommend a range-extender for Verizon cell phones (Matthew Gillen)
Comcast Business Expands Fiber Network in Twin Cities (Neal McLain)

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From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Undercover New Hampshire cops nab mobile-use violators Undercover New Hampshire police nab cellphone ban violators CONCORD, N.H. &mdash; Michelle Tetreault's daughter didn't know what "repent" meant when she spotted a man with a sign around his neck warning "Repent! The end is near!" But she's plenty sorry now that her mom is facing a $124 traffic ticket for using her cellphone to snap a picture of the man. The two were stopped at a red light in Somersworth last week when they saw the sign. Moments after Tetreault gave in to her 14-year-old daughter's pleas to take a picture, she was pulled over and told the man with the sign was actually an undercover officer. She was ticketed for violating the state's new law against using cellphones or other electronic devices while driving. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/10/01/undercover-new-hampshire-police-nab-cellphone-ban-violators/
Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:33:42 -0400 From: Matthew Gillen <me@remove-this.mattgillen.net> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Please recommend a range-extender for Verizon cell phones Message-ID: <5617C236.9040403@mattgillen.net> The pointer to the Femtocell on Vz was eye-opening. Interestingly, Vz is charging $250 for that. Given Vz changing their price structure on me (apparently I'm in the 1%): http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/10/verizon-customers-with-grandfathered-unlimited-data-get-20-price-hike/ I've been looking at other providers. Looks like T-Mobile will give you a "personal cellspot" for FREE! http://www.t-mobile.com/offer/wifi-calling-wifi-extenders.html Unclear if that will make up for spotty coverage overall, but given the no-contract and my plan to bring my own phone, that seems worth trying. Making it free to get guaranteed coverage in my house solves a huge hurdle. Thanks, Matt
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2015 15:16:35 -0700 (PDT) From: Neal McLain <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Comcast Business Expands Fiber Network in Twin Cities Message-ID: <e91c5197-20b6-46b0-82e3-6264e0e1d350@googlegroups.com> By Andrew Winistorfer, Associate Editor, CED, 10/08/2015 Comcast Business has announced that, through a $3.1 million investment, close to 800 business in the Twin Cities have access to broadband that can scale up to 10 gigabits-per-second. The companies will also have access to Comcast Business services. "As Twin Cities companies increasingly compete with the rest of the world, it's critical they have access to technology that will help them run their business and serve their customers as efficiently and effectively as possible," said Kalyn Hove, vice president, Comcast Business - Twin Cities, in a statement. "Comcast Business products are designed to provide the kind of flexibility and scalability to help businesses of all sizes adapt to the rapidly changing world of commerce, backed by dependable reliability." http://www.cedmagazine.com/news/2015/10/comcast-business-expands-fiber-network-twin-cities?et_cid=4866989&et_rid=652835436&location=top -or- http://tinyurl.com/qe5o8sw Neal McLain

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