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The Telecom Digest for Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Volume 36 : Issue 88 : "text" format

Table of contents
History – 1971 – highway call boxes, direct-dial savings HAncock4
The Alt-Right Finds a New Enemy in Silicon ValleyMonty Solomon
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Should Investigate CenturylinkBill Horne
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <a868740b-86ff-401a-9f9c-5ae1acc22622@googlegroups.com> Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:13:42 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: History - 1971 - highway call boxes, direct-dial savings A Bell System advertisement in the July 9, 1971 LIFE magazine describes emergency call boxes being installed on a remote stretch of I-80. https://books.google.com/books?id=PkAEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA19&dq=life%20highway%20call%20box&pg=PA18-IA4#v=onepage&q=life%20highway%20call%20box&f=false (two pages) (I don't know if they're still there.) Also in 1971, Bell announced discounts for dialed-direct long distance calls, and at certain times, a one-minute minimum time instead of three minutes. If direct-dialing was not available, discounted rates still applied to basic operator calls. https://books.google.com/books?id=kVMEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA55&dq=life%20dialed%20direct&pg=PA54#v=onepage&q=life%20dialed%20direct&f=false (two pages) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <5C93914F-98BC-46FC-980D-1F3B638BF5D9@roscom.com> Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2017 22:58:45 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: The Alt-Right Finds a New Enemy in Silicon Valley The Alt-Right Finds a New Enemy in Silicon Valley Tech platforms like Google, Airbnb and PayPal are battling with far-right activists, who accuse them of censoring their ideas. When James Damore, a Google engineer, was fired this week for writing a 10-page manifesto spelling out his grievances with the company's progressive values and positing that biological differences explained the tech industry's gender gap, it might have seemed like the end of a bizarre, short-lived morality tale. But for the alt-right, the battle was just beginning. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/09/business/alt-right-silicon-valley-google-memo.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20170812010750.GA28007@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:07:50 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Should Investigate Centurylink Robin Brubaker thought she was going batty when every month for the last two years, CenturyLink jacked up the price of her television and internet service from the amount she originally had been quoted. The Louisiana-based communications company gave her a price of $126.90 a month for internet and basic Prism TV when she and her husband moved into the Spruce Creek Country Club development near The Villages in July 2015. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/lake/os-lauren-ritchie-centurylink-overbilling-complaints-20170805-story.html -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sat, 12 Aug 2017

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