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The Telecom Digest for Sun, 01 May 2016
Volume 35 : Issue 72 : "text" format

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Comcast Raising Ceiling for Broadband Data Trials to 1 TerabyteNeal McLain
Claude ShannonNeal McLain
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <928c1468-9e0d-4bb2-a574-5fcd17247dc3@googlegroups.com> Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:12:02 -0700 (PDT) From: Neal McLain <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> Subject: Comcast Raising Ceiling for Broadband Data Trials to 1 Terabyte By Jeff Baumgartner, MultiChannel News, 4/27/2016 Comcast's controversial trial of usage-based broadband policies in select markets is going up a notch. The operator announced in this blog post Thursday that it is moving to terabyte data plan in all of those test markets starting June 1, a decision that comes soon after the FCC announced several proposed conditions on the pending Charter-Time Warner Cable merger, including one that would prohibit Charter from imposing data caps and usage-based data pricing for a period of seven years. Customers who go over that 1 TB monthly limit can buy additional buckets of 50 GB of data for $10 each, or move to a new unlimited data plan that runs an additional $50 per month. http://www.multichannel.com/news/cable-operators/comcast-raising-ceiling-broadband-data-trials-1-terabyte/404506 -or- http://tinyurl.com/j52sq67 Neal McLain ------------------------------ Message-ID: <9b7d9dbb-6a4c-4e5d-ab33-10befae7a6cd@googlegroups.com> Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:42:47 -0700 (PDT) From: Neal McLain <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> Subject: Claude Shannon Today, April 30, 1916, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Claude Shannon, an American mathematician, electrical engineer, and cryptographer known as "the father of information theory". Today's Google Doodle cites numerous articles about Shannon. Of particular interest: "Claude Shannon." New York University, author unknown, undated. https://www.nyu.edu/pages/linguistics/courses/v610003/shan.html "Claude Shannon: Tinkerer, Prankster, and Father of Information Theory." By John Horgan, IEEE Spectrum, 27 Apr 2016 http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/claude-shannon-tinkerer-prankster-and-father-of-information-theory -or- http://tinyurl.com/zw9c6yf "Claude Shannon, the Father of the Information Age, Turns 1100100" By Siobhan Roberts, The New Yorker, 30 April 2016. http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/claude-shannon-the-father-of-the-information-age-turns-1100100 -or- http://tinyurl.com/jt3szws And, of course, good old Wikipedia has a comprehensive article: "Claude Shannon." From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia By Wikipedia Contributors, 30 April 2016 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Shannon Neal McLain ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sun, 01 May 2016

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