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The Telecom Digest for Feb 22, 2015
Volume 34 : Issue 34 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
$342K Fine for Violation-Laden Robocalls (Neal McLain)
Small ISPs make case for Title II exemption (Neal McLain)
Centurylink files form 13G (Bill Horne)

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Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:18:08 -0800 (PST) From: Neal McLain <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: $342K Fine for Violation-Laden Robocalls Message-ID: <2258f025-d798-4787-916e-7a1673b74c68@googlegroups.com> More Tales of the TCPA: $342K Fine for Violation-Laden Robocalls By Paul J. Feldman, CommLawBlog, February 20, 2015 Spoofing tactic appears to backfire on robocaller. As a public service, we offer a couple of helpful CommLawBlog tips to folks who feel like violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by making unsolicited prerecorded advertising calls: - First and foremost, DON'T violate the TCPA; If you insist on ignoring Tip No. 1, at least: - Don't call numbers on the National Do No Call Registry; - Don't provide an "opt-out" number that doesn't work; - Don't "spoof" somebody else's number so that their number, not yours, shows up in the caller ID display of the folks you're illegally calling; - And, ABOVE ALL, don't tick off constituents of Senator John McCain. Security First of Alabama (Security First) made all these mistakes, and it's now got $342,000 worth of reasons to regret having done so. http://www.commlawblog.com/2015/02/articles/enforcement-activities-fines-f/more-tales-of-the-tcpa-342k-fine-for-violationladen-robocalls/ -or- http://tinyurl.com/kxullm4 Neal McLain
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:14:32 -0800 (PST) From: Neal McLain <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Small ISPs make case for Title II exemption Message-ID: <b8819b70-9e32-4984-9aa2-e352bdb2bf18@googlegroups.com> By Brian Santo, CED magazine, 02/20/2015 The American Cable Association met again with the FCC earlier this week to present its case that small ISPs should be exempted from Title II reclassification. The organization said its members are pledged to uphold the network neutrality principles (no blocking, no throttling, no paid prioritization) the FCC wants Title II authority to enforce. Representatives of the ACA, including Ross Lieberman, SVP government affairs, along with ACA legal counsel, met with members of the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau, to reiterate its argument that Title II would impose "unwarranted and onerous burdens" on small service providers. http://www.cedmagazine.com/news/2015/02/small-isps-make-case-for-title-ii-exemption?et_cid=4426439&et_rid=652835436&type=cta -or- http://tinyurl.com/mzjwzy8 Neal McLain
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:17:17 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Centurylink files form 13G Message-ID: <mc7q5l$gv8$1@dont-email.me> By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Telecommunications Weekly According to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews journalists, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing by Centurylink, Inc. (Form SC 13G) was posted on February 6, 2015. The SIC code for this company is 4813, Telephone Communications. There was one document filed with this form. The SEC file number is 0000215457-15-000138. The contact information for this company is P O BOX 4065, 100 CENTURYLINK DR, MONROE LA 71203, 3183889000. http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2015/02/19/centurylink-inc-files-sec-form-sc-13g-statement-of-acquisition-of-beneficial--a-596392.html#.VOdrPvmjOm4 -or- http://goo.gl/1PDiod -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)

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