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The Telecom Digest for Wed, 24 Jan 2018
Volume 37 : Issue 19 : "text" format

Table of contents
AT&T says it supports net neutrality – but it's staying quiet on paying for faster accessBill Horne
Verizon's Ellis: Fiber deployments will help us overcome wireline copper, legacy declinesNeal McLain
"Laugh-In" TV show at 50 – Ernestine the operatorHAncock4
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20180124065836.GA25752@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 01:58:36 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: AT&T says it supports net neutrality -- but it's staying quiet on paying for faster access It's part of a new ad blitz, as the company suggests new regulation should target tech giants. By Tony Romm AT&T embarked on a major ad blitz on Wednesday to stress its support for net neutrality, promising it would not block websites or degrade speeds based on the content that its customers consume. But the wireless giant's pledge - appearing in major newspapers like the New York Times and the Washington Post - stayed mum on whether it might someday charge startups, tech giants and others for faster delivery of their sites and services, though AT&T has avoided such an idea in the past. https://www.recode.net/2018/1/24/16925538/att-net-neutrality-ads-letter-congress-tech-fast-lanes-paid-prioritization -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <e9b959c79405d56b84eef8d4d6c3d48c.squirrel@email.fatcow.com> Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:22:02 -0600 From: "Neal McLain" <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> Subject: Verizon's Ellis: Fiber deployments will help us overcome wireline copper, legacy declines By Sean Buckley, FierceTelecom, Jan 23, 2018 Verizon may still be wading through ongoing revenue challenges in its wireline segment, but the company thinks it has an ace in the hole: expanding and enhancing its fiber network. Matt Ellis, CFO of Verizon, told investors during its fourth- quarter earnings call that Verizon's ongoing fiber rollout could help ease wireline revenue pressure to satisfy consumer and business broadband desires. "Wireline will be on a similar trajectory that you've seen in the past few years," Ellis said. "As we continue to deploy more fiber in the network, it gives us opportunities to replace some of those earnings that were on copper-based products with fiber-based products, which should be more sustainable." https://www.fiercetelecom.com/telecom/verizon-s-ellis-fiber-deployments-will-help-us-overcome-wireline-copper-legacy-declines?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWXpoaVpUbGlOakEwTkRkbSIsInQiOiJTOWdPdGFDNWdzdmtKUE91V2xuakJWbnY3ckIrek5OUEwyYm1oTkZ0aGdwZ3cxcjRuZlhFOXdsV21SUklFSHgyd3FRWTdyaFkyNjcxK09KTlRSUStHdXhoKzhxR21jenVNTFR4cmRGU1RoeHA2aytvM0NrdVh6bStoVGFNeVhKbyJ9&mrkid=693414 -or- https://tinyurl.com/yck645rt Neal McLain ------------------------------ Message-ID: <80b4a196-ce58-4ddd-a76e-77f5249ec522@googlegroups.com> Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:46:21 -0800 (PST) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: "Laugh-In" TV show at 50 -- Ernestine the operator Fifty years ago, the hit TV show "Laugh In" premiered. One running sketch was the parody of a telephone operator/ service representative known as Ernestine, played by Lily Tomlin. An article about Laugh In includes mention of this sketch: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/laugh-at-50-how-comedy-helped-elect-nixon-set-stage-snl-1074575 As an aside, telephone operators were frequent mocked because they did have a peculiar way of speaking. For instance, to say "nine", they'd say "NI-EN--Strong N, a long I, and a mild emphasis on EN." But this was done intentionally since early telephone lines weren't that clear and the Bell System wanted to avoid errors as telephone numbers were passed along from one operator to another. Further, the Bell System was heavily standardized in work procedures and everyone in cities were trained the same way. Page 9 of the following operator's manual has the guide: http://www.telephonecollectors.info/index.php/browse/catalogs-manuals-educational-docs-by-company/western-electric-bell-system/manuals-by-date/5452-cord-switchboard-service-manual-nonmultiple-types-550-551-560-ibt-ocr-r ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Wed, 24 Jan 2018

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