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The Telecom Digest for Fri, 20 Jul 2018
Volume 37 : Issue 169 : "text" format

Table of contents
History – 1978 – Santa Catalina Island cutover to dial HAncock4
Re: Study: Climate Change Could Destroy Internet In 15 Years Stephen
Re: Doing Without A LandlineDoug McIntyre
Colorado's FirstNet office challenges AT&T's take on interoperabilityBill Horne
Sprint follows AT&T's lead on service feesBill Horne
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <ed7a7d70-775f-4f2e-a5a0-ef7388395e1a@googlegroups.com> Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:04:08 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: History - 1978 - Santa Catalina Island cutover to dial When this offshore community converted to dial telephone service in 1978, it made the national news. It was the last Bell System manual exchange. An newspaper article describes the cutover: https://books.google.com/books?id=soBGAAAAIBAJ&lpg=PA7&dq=switchover%20catalina&pg=PA7#v=onepage&q&f=false A Bell Labs Record article, which unfortunately, isn't available on line, described the small sized modular ESS that was used to replace the switchboard. ------------------------------ Message-ID: <un3vkd9eb9c18gg814s5p5dv8evchicpbe@4ax.com> Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:14:03 +0100 From: Stephen <stephen_hope@xyzworld.com> Subject: Re: Study: Climate Change Could Destroy Internet In 15 Years On Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:35:23 -0400, Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> wrote: > Philadelphia (CBS) - A new study suggests that rising sea levels due > to climate change could put an end to the internet as we know it. > > The internet's buried infrastructure, which is 4,000 miles of fiber > optic cable, ... Slight scale issue here - individual cables are longer than that and the aggregate is probably over 1m km - the rest of the world measures this stuff in km :) https://www2.telegeography.com/submarine-cable-faqs-frequently-asked-questions > are at significant risk of being damaged by the year 2033, affecting > New York, Miami and Seattle the most, according to researchers at > the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Oregon. https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/07/18/climate-change-internet-15-years/ The "design life" of a specific cable is ~ 25 years (or possibly that is the time when the initial cable aging guarantees expire) A map (mainly of the international ones): https://www.submarinecablemap.com/ Note: cable repairs often take weeks as a ship is involved, so anyone running a reliable service / network on top is likely to want 3 routes to any major node to get to 5 x 9s availability Finally the Internet is likely to survive significant sea rise, but I suspect some of the locations mentioned will struggle with being below the new sea level - the only ones who take flood protection seriously enough to start working on mitigation seem to be the Dutch... -- Stephen ------------------------------ Message-ID: <NLqdnbpr54rnHNLGnZ2dnUU7-fmdnZ2d@giganews.com> Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:05:46 -0500 From: Doug McIntyre <merlyn@dork.geeks.org> Subject: Re: Doing Without A Landline Julian Thomas <jt@jt-mj.net> writes: >Is there any way that 2 cell phones [same carrier, shared plan] can be >configured so that if a call goes to voicemail on one it also shows up on the >other as new voicemail? Not in any way that I've ever seen (not to say it can't be done, but I just haven't seen been done). What works for me though is I ported my landline to a VOIP provider, and the home phone # will simultaneous ring on both of our cell phones. Voice-mail is usually handled in the App, or via email. Either of us sees the voice-mail is waiting, and can listen to it or see the transcription right there and then. While I still have POTS phones plugged into a voip line adapter box, that is mostly for the kids to use it seems. -- Doug McIntyre doug@themcintyres.us ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20180718161400.GA9955@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:14:00 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Colorado's FirstNet office challenges AT&T's take on interoperability The state authority claims the vendor building the nation's public safety communications network is not following Congress' instructions, and has asked the FCC to clarify. By Ryan Johnston A Colorado office responsible for overseeing the state's deployment of FirstNet, the national public safety communications network, is asking the Federal Communications Commission to ensure the network will work seamlessly for users on all carriers. But state officials claim the technology office of Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is now standing in its way, and AT&T, the network's operator, says it's already doing exactly what Congress and the public safety community asked. https://statescoop.com/colorados-firstnet-office-challenges-at-ts-take-on-interoperability -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20180718161853.GA10095@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:18:53 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Sprint follows AT&T's lead on service fees Sprint also quietly increased its administrative fee earlier this year The move could generate nearly $200 million in additional annual revenue By Shawn Knight on July 17, 2018, 4:59 PM In context: An extra $0.51 per month, or $6.12 annually, is hardly enough to get your feathers ruffled over but at scale, it generates a lot of additional income for Sprint. Given T-Mobile's recent bid to acquire Sprint, however, it could be a moot point in the near future. AT&T earlier this year quietly increased the administrative fee charged to most of its wireless customers in the US. The nation's second largest wireless carrier was heavily criticized over the matter although most assumed the move was done to help finance its recent acquisition of Time Warner. https://www.techspot.com/news/75548-sprint-also-quietly-increased-administrative-fee-earlier-year.html -- Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Fri, 20 Jul 2018

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