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telecom digest Tue, 31 May 2016
Volume 35 : Issue 84 : "text" format

Table of contents
FCC to Wrongdoers: Answer Your Mail!Neal McLain
Striking Verizon workers to return with raisesBill Horne
FRONTIER: Do problems taking over for Verizon spell doom for the company?Bill Horne
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <b35b8379-f4ba-45c8-afaf-1f13b73047e6@googlegroups.com> Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 08:09:58 -0700 (PDT) From: Neal McLain <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> Subject: FCC to Wrongdoers: Answer Your Mail! By Mitchell Lazarus, CommLawBlog, May 29, 2016 Failure to respond to FCC notices can have adverse consequences. When the FCC proposed to fine Chinese company C.T.S. Technology $34,912,500 a couple of years ago for marketing jammers in the United States, we predicted it would have trouble collecting. Silly us -- we underestimated the FCC's problems in even communicating with C.T.S., which did not respond at all to a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL). The FCC has now issued a Forfeiture Order that enters a default judgment against C.T.S, making the full $34.9 million payable within 30 days. http://www.commlawblog.com -or- http://tinyurl.com/j5578g7 Neal McLain ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20160531032254.GA15514@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 23:22:54 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Striking Verizon workers to return with raises Associate Press New York - Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and npearly 11 percent in raises over four years but also makes health care plan changes to save the company money, the company and unions said Monday. The pact, subject to approval by union members, stands to end one of the largest strikes in the United States in recent years. Workers and Verizon Communications Inc. had reached an agreement in principle Friday but hadn't released details or a date for the workers' return. The strike began in mid-April. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-verizon-strike-deal-20160530-snap-story.html -- Bill Horne ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20160531033259.GA15702@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 23:32:59 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: FRONTIER: Do problems taking over for Verizon spell doom for the company? By Kevin Smith When Frontier Communications was preparing to take over Verizon's landline-related operations in California, Texas and Florida, the company stressed that it would make the transition as smooth as possible. But as scores of newly minted Frontier customers know, that transition has been anything but smooth. http://www.pe.com/articles/verizon-804269-frontier-preparing.html -- Bill Horne ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Tue, 31 May 2016

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