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The Telecom Digest for Mon, 01 Feb 2016
Volume 35 : Issue 18 : "text" format

Table of contents
N.J. officials say Verizon is treating them like 'country bumpkins'Bill Horne
What We Know About the Incentive AuctionNeal McLain
CenturyLink, Industry group criticize FCC's broadband definitionBill Horne
Fire in Omaha pub has Verizon's attentionBill Horne
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20160131223150.GA14997@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:31:50 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: N.J. officials say Verizon is treating them like 'country bumpkins' By Spencer Kent | For NJ.com Officials are outraged by a letter that Verizon New Jersey recently sent to the state blasting a petition filed by a group of South Jersey towns last year alleging the telecom company has neglected to maintain their copper landline infrastructure and adequately address service-quality issues. "Verizon's response is insulting and dismissive," said Hopewell Township Committeeman Greg Facemyer in a statement. "They continue to treat South Jersey like a bunch of country bumpkins." http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2016/01/nj_officials_say_verizon_is_treating_them_like_cou.html -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <39443dd9-97a6-48c9-9a35-8d9f79c056fb@googlegroups.com> Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2016 04:07:53 -0800 (PST) From: Neal McLain <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> Subject: What We Know About the Incentive Auction By Trip Ericson, Rabitears, January 28 2016 As many of you know, the FCC's Incentive Auction application window closed on Tuesday, January 12. This means that stations are now under a "quiet period" during which they cannot discuss bids or bidding strategy. This also means that almost any information that is going to be made public before the process is complete is probably already public now. As a service to those who are interested, I've attempted to compile as much information as I can find about who is in and who is out. Please note that while I am officially an FCC employee, I have no access to any inside information on this subject, and even if I did, I could not share it. All data below was compiled entirely in my personal time and capacity, is in no way intended to reflect the views of the FCC or any of its Commissioners. It is either based on public information which is linked, or is strictly my own speculation based on years of industry-watching. http://www.rabbitears.info/blog/index.php?post/2016/01/13/What-We-Know-About- the-Incentive-Auction&pub=1#pr -or- http://tinyurl.com/jctx86b Neal McLain ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20160131223803.GA15021@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:38:03 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: CenturyLink, Industry group criticize FCC's broadband definition CenturyLink, ILEC industry groups say FCC's broadband definition is a moving target By Sean Buckley CenturyLink and ILEC industry trade groups wasted no time in speaking out against the FCC's new 2016 broadband progress report, saying that it does not take into account the amount of money service providers are spending to extend broadband services to more communities. CenturyLink, which is in the process of rolling out 1 Gbps FTTP to businesses and consumers as well as 10/1 Mbps to rural areas via the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II), makes it challenging for service providers to comply with the regulator's standards. http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/centurylink-ilec-industry- groups-say-fccs-broadband-definition-moving-targe/2016-01-29 -- Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20160131222217.GA14964@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:22:17 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Fire in Omaha pub has Verizon's attention M's Pub fire has attention of Verizon after email from daughter of restaurant's founder By Russell Hubbard / World-Herald staff writer The looming legal tussle surrounding the M's Pub fire has caught the attention of senior management at the nation's largest phone company, Verizon Communications. Verizon was seeking to lease fiber-optic cable in the Old Market from owner Unite Private Networks before the fire this month. Underground drilling related to the fiber-optic project led to the fire, which started after digging ruptured a natural-gas line. http://www.omaha.com/money/m-s-pub-fire-has-attention-of-verizon-after-email/article_50e73e97-8c2c-5f00-b8be-7b4bd303110b.html -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Mon, 01 Feb 2016

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