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The Telecom Digest for Thu, 18 Aug 2016
Volume 35 : Issue 122 : "text" format

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Re: Old London Telephone Exchange Namesdianaskahn@gmail.com
Sinclair embarks on "Broadcast TV Liberation" tourNeal McLain
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <c2d1000e-e42e-42b5-b0a7-c8200fd45fd8@googlegroups.com> Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 01:40:25 -0700 (PDT) From: dianaskahn@gmail.com Subject: Re: Old London Telephone Exchange Names This is a reply to a very interesting post of more than 10 years ago. I got interested in this when I spotted an old advertisement painted on the side of a building quoting a Macaulay phone number. Macaulay was the Clapham exchange - the Macaulay family were connected to Clapham (Zachary was a prominent member of the Clapham Sect who campaigned for Abolition of the Slave Trade). My telephone number is 0207 -622 nnnn, that is Macaulay. Good to know! On Wednesday, 11 August 2004 14:00:41 UTC+1, Paul Coxwell wrote: (Long quoted article removed - it's available at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/comp.dcom.telecom/wAnVke6Roq0 - Mod) ***** Moderator's Note ***** I used to wonder why so many phone numbers start with "0" in Great Britain, until someone told me that the zero is in the first position on a dial phone there. That means that both U.S. and British number start with a single dial pulse when using a dial telephone instrument, but each country associated different numbers with it. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <3159198ded21080f39d74854085a898e.squirrel@email.fatcow.com> Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:01:16 -0500 From: "Neal McLain" <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> Subject: Sinclair embarks on "Broadcast TV Liberation" tour Sinclair embarks on 'Broadcast TV Liberation Tour,' hands out $1M in free antennas By Daniel Frankel, FierceCable, Aug 16, 2016 After a busy summer for Sinclair, during which it was fined by the FCC for bad-faith broadcast-retransmission negotiating just before signing a multi-million dollar retrans deal with top pay-TV operator Comcast, the nation's largest station group has embarked on a campaign to let consumers know they don't need the pay-TV ecosystem to enjoy their local broadcast stations. Sinclair Broadcast Group, which controls 173 network affiliates in 81 markets, has partnered with NAB-backed TV Freedom and Antennas Direct for what's being billed as the "Broadcast TV Liberation Tour." http://www.fiercecable.com/cable/sinclair-embarks-broadcast-liberation-tour-hands-out-1m-free-antennas?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTVdVeVl6SmlZMlZoTWpOaSIsInQiOiJ6UFc1VGhWa1h1bFVzUzFEODBmNDhDZDRFUU1UT1RVMk1GN0dnTDVxVmVnc0ZQdkQ1NCswSEx2a0lGVVRXYXNURGVvSmdPWDFGOXd5T3NWXC92YUl6TWpRaDg4Z0ZYSmNyd3pOT3VROXMxTk09In0%3D&utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal -or- http://tinyurl.com/zh47pt7 Neal McLain ***** Moderator's Note ***** This is a "Can't win for losing" story, because those Comcast customers who were getting phone service via cable and decide to go to "Over the air" reception would be forced to switch to cellular and/or copper phone lines - assuming they can get copper or cell service at their home - and that may mean a higher bill instead of a lower one. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Thu, 18 Aug 2016

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