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The Telecom Digest for Mon, 26 Sep 2016
Volume 35 : Issue 143 : "text" format

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Re: AT&T Lab's Project AirGig Nears First Fiedld Trials Harold Hallikainen
The problem with that cellphone alert about the Chelsea bombing suspectMonty Solomon
How to send posts to The Telecom DigestThe Moderator
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <4e967a1c5efd001a403320b22db77b86.squirrel@mai.hallikainen.org> Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:59:58 -0700 From: "Harold Hallikainen" <harold@mai.hallikainen.org> Subject: Re: AT&T Lab's Project AirGig Nears First Fiedld Trials It seems like this is a pole to pole microwave system. I wonder how this works as power lines are moved underground. I think the household drop could be replaced by on-pole or in-pedestal WiFi access points. I know there are concerns about outdoor wifi access points getting to indoor computers. We live in a house built in 1906. Right now I can see 18 access points, one of which is in our house. Looking at a city network about 70 miles south of here ( http://www.cityoflompoc.com/lompocnet/ ), I see they talk about concerns with penetration to indoor computers. They offer a wifi bridge to deal with that. I wonder if there'd be enough bandwidth if all household communications were handled by a wifi access point on a pole or pedestal outside the house. Power poles certainly have the density such that you'd only have to cover a few houses with each pole (pretty much the same as the number of power, phone, or CATV drops per pole). My current thinking is that fiber to the node makes the most sense with the "drop" from the node to the user be by wifi. Harold -- FCC Rules Updated Daily at http://www.hallikainen.com Not sent from an iPhone. ------------------------------ Message-ID: <1A247C38-8005-404E-95AF-13E0D36AA3F3@roscom.com> Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:13:55 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: The problem with that cellphone alert about the Chelsea bombing suspect The Problem With That Cellphone Alert About the Chelsea Bombing Suspect A few minutes before 8 a.m. Monday, millions of New Yorkers' phones screeched almost simultaneously. They all received the same notification: Emergency Alert WANTED: Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-year-old male. See media for pic. Call 9-1-1 if seen. That's it. No links, no pictures, no further context, no one to call except 911. I got the alert while feeding my toddler breakfast, and in my pre-coffee haze, I glanced at my phone and mistook it for an Amber Alert. Elsewhere in the city, subway cars full of people must have looked up from their phones and regarded one another warily. Might one of their fellow passengers be Ahmad Khan Rahami? Young men with brown skin might well have wondered: Might one of my fellow passengers mistake me for Ahmad Khan Rahami? http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2016/09/19/the_problem_with_that_cellphone_alert_about_the_chelsea_bombing_suspect.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20160926030442.GA30113@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:04:42 -0400 From: Telecom Digest Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom- digest.org> Subject: How to send posts to The Telecom Digest I got a complaint from a reader about bounced emails that he submitted: I'm sending these instructions on how to send new posts and replies to the Digest, in case anyone has had similar problems. Please file this message for future reference. There are two ways to post to the Telecom Digest: ***** Via Email ***** Using the address telecomdigestsubmissions [atsign goes here] telecom-digest.org. 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