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The Telecom Digest for Thu, 08 Sep 2016
Volume 35 : Issue 130 : "text" format

Table of contents
Is 384 Kibit/s adequate for travel?Julian Thomas
Will a $12,000 phone protect you from mobile malware?Bill Horne
Re: Alternatives to AT&T DSL serviceScott Dorsey
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <5771EEA4-B8E6-4504-BEBA-F1592F886B15@jt-mj.net> Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2016 17:21:00 -0400 From: Julian Thomas <jt@jt-mj.net> Subject: Is 384 Kibit/s adequate for travel? We are going on a trip where the only communications options are satellite phone @$7/min or 384 Kibit/s internet @ 25-50 cents/min. How grim is this by today's standards? Should we even try for email? My router doesn't include an option to throttle the data rate, so that I could simulate what it will be like on the trip. -- jt - jt@jt-mj.net The time is always right to do what is right. - Martin Luther King, Jr. ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20160907165035.GA1103@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2016 12:50:35 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Will a $12,000 phone protect you from mobile malware? By John Brandon Mobile security is a bit of a misnomer. Few of us can say we've been attacked by a piece of malware or have quarantined an actual virus. The odds are stacked against us. Mobile operators like Verizon and Sprint routinely scan for threats, and both Google Android and the Apple iPhone include multiple security measures on their devices, from fingerprint scanners to full encryption. Yet, there's a sneaking suspicion that mobile security is a bigger concern. According to one HP report, 67 percent of employees in the U.S. now work remotely. We're relying on phones more and more. We store sensitive business documents on them and use them to make purchases. http://www.csoonline.com/article/3114684/mobile-security/what-this-expensive-secure-phone-tells-us-about-mobile-hacking.html -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <nqmr2u$l7$1@panix2.panix.com> Date: 6 Sep 2016 12:32:30 -0400 From: kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey) Subject: Re: Alternatives to AT&T DSL service In article <nojisr$3gu$1@news.albasani.net>, Bob Prohaska <bp@www.zefox.net> wrote: >Scott Dorsey <kludge@panix.com> wrote: >> Alternately you can download the state tariff yourself and look >> through it, but it's pretty heavy going. I suppose you could ask >> someone at the PUC for information though. >> >> If it's not in the book, it's a non-tariffed service. > >Ok, looks like "tariff" is a good keyword to look for. I checked >http://consumers.cpuc.ca.gov/ConsumerContent.aspx?id=5438 and thought >I had something, but couldn't find any links that led to useful >places.... According to the search feature on > >http://www.calphoneinfo.com/ > >the word "tariff" does not appear..... Many states have the tariffs online, California goes out of their way not to have them available online. http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/telecomtariffs/ Some telcos in California do have them available, but you may need to get a paper copy. --scott -- "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis." ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Thu, 08 Sep 2016

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