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The Telecom Digest for Feb 23, 2015
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|Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:50:44 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: AT&T Chairman To Sue The FCC Over Net Neutrality Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> by Yen Palec AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson shared his disappointment about the recent Federal Communication Commission ruling on net neutrality and warned the FCC that litigation will be coming. During a recent interview on "Squawk Box", Stephenson publicly declared his plans to stop the FCC's effort to reclassify the internet under Title II services. http://en.yibada.com/articles/13835/20150217/att-chairman-warns-fcc-plan-internet-neutrality-litigations-will-come.htm -or- http://goo.gl/KIfGeq -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
|Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:24:54 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Verizon to install 'small cells' in San Francisco Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> by Mariella Moon Some carriers use "small cells" to boost their coverage, because these relatively tiny transmitters are 1.) a lot cheaper, and 2.) more inconspicuous than their traditional counterparts. Verizon is one of those carriers -- in fact, it's planning to install 400 small cells in certain high-traffic areas in San Francisco starting this second quarter. These devices (designed by Ericsson) will be integrated into street lamps and will generally blend into the surroundings within SF's Financial District, SOMA, Market Street and North Beach neighborhoods. The cells do have a limitation, though: each one can only cover an area that has a 250 to 500-foot radius. That's why for this particular rollout, Verizon plans to lay down the structure for a dense network made up of numerous small cells covering some parts of the city only. Verizon's VP of entertainment and tech policy, Eric Reed, told GigaOm that San Francisco is a great place to prove the technology works: "Verizon's customers," he said, "scarf down mobile data there like few other places in the country." The company is expecting its LTE network speeds in those locations to be around three times faster once the installation is done by the end of 2015. According to Recode, Big Red wants all 400 units up and running before the year ends in preparation for Super Bowl 50 in February 2016, which might bring as many as a million visitors to the city. Not on Verizon? If you're on AT&T, don't worry -- by then, Ma Bell could also be done installing over 40,000 small cells across the United States to beef up its own coverage. http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/21/verizon-small-cell-san-francisco/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
|Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:43:56 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: AT&T CEO predicts lawsuit over net neutrality Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> AT&T CEO: 'There Will Be Litigation' on Net Neutrality BY Chloe Albanesius If the FCC is committed to its current path, "there will be litigation," Randall Stephenson told CNBC. AT&T chief Randall Stephenson is pushing back on the FCC's net neutrality plan, telling CNBC that lawsuits are likely in the cards. If the FCC is committed to its current path, "there will be litigation," Stephenson said during a Friday CNBC interview. He stopped short of saying that AT&T will file that suit; it "may take the form of industry movement," he speculated. But however it happens, "it's quite certain" that a lawsuit is on the horizon. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2476844,00.asp -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
|Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:33:55 -0600 From: Gordon Burditt <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Tons of AT&T and Verizon customers may not have "broadband" on Thursday Message-ID: <B8idnfzQF5weHnfJnZ2dnUU7-cudnZ2d@posted.internetamerica> > There's no way around it: "unlimited" is "impossible". And therefore advertising it is "false advertising".|
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