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The Telecom Digest for Sun, 25 Mar 2018
Volume 37 : Issue 72 : "text" format

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"Trust Us, Nothing Will Change," say businesses who spent millions to overturn net neutralityBill Horne
Good article about Frontier mgt vs. labor in WV and VA danny burstein
Re: Epson Devices Not Meeting USB Standard?Fred Atkinson
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20180324182007.GA11720@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2018 14:20:08 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: "Trust Us, Nothing Will Change," say businesses who spent millions to overturn net neutrality By Steve Ahlquist Lobbyists for Internet Service Providers descended upon the Rhode Island House Committee on Corporations Tuesday evening to make the case that they fully support net neutrality and promise to abide by a policy supporting an open Internet, but also that they want no state level laws passed that might hold them to such a promise. At issue are two pieces of legislation, H7076 from Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy (Democrat, District 38, Westerly, Hopkinton) and H7422 from Representative Aaron Regunberg (Democrat, District 4, Providence). Kennedy's bill "would require Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality" while Regunberg's bill prevents the state from doing business with ISP's that do not adhere to strict net neutrality provisions. https://upriseri.com/news/civil-rights/net-neutrality/2018-03-20-net-neutrality/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <Pine.NEB.4.64.1803240854111.377@panix5.panix.com> Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2018 08:56:44 -0400 From: danny burstein <dannyb@panix.com> Subject: Good article about Frontier mgt vs. labor in WV and VA With.. Pinkertons. Yep. Them. The notorious union-busting agency has resurfaced in a telecom- munications labor dispute, revealing how it has adapted to the 21st century. https://newrepublic.com/article/147619/pinkertons-still-never-sleep _____________________________________________________ Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key dannyb@panix.com [to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded] ------------------------------ Message-ID: <e52cd7d64e0fba405c679ad5af3f25e7.squirrel@webmail.mishmash.com> Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2018 02:54:44 -0600 From: "Fred Atkinson" <fatkinson.remove-this@and-this-too.mishmash.com> Subject: Re: Epson Devices Not Meeting USB Standard? On Tue, March 6, 2018 8:22 pm, Fred Atkinson wrote: > I just got off the phone with Epson technical support for my scanner. > > I can't believe what they just told me. [Moderator Snip] Well, I solved my immediate issue with this: https://www.cyberguys.com/product-details/?productid=17940 . I am sending Epson an invoice for it. I will be most interested in their reaction to this. It was a ten dollar part to solve the issue. My PC is now having no difficulty communicating with my scanner even though the cable is over fifteen feet. I still maintain that since the USB standard is five meters and since Epson sells products as "USB" that cannot meet this requirement that they are inaccurately representing their product(s). As someone who chooses hardware, I will have to ask myself if I can believe it when a vendor advertises their product(s) as meeting an industry standard when it doesn't do that. Epson USB products will be eliminated from my choices for this reason. And I am going to have to ask myself if can trust Epson when I read their product descriptions that represent as meeting other standards. Fred ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sun, 25 Mar 2018

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