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The Telecom Digest for Wed, 15 May 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 135 : "text" format

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Opinion: There's Always St. GeorgeBill Horne
AT&T promised 7,000 new jobs to get tax break, but it cut 23,000 jobs insteadBill Horne
Boost Mobile says hackers broke into customer accounts Monty Solomon
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20190514173615.GA2666@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Tue, 14 May 2019 17:36:15 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Opinion: There's Always St. George By Sam Hanna Jr. Desperate times call for desperate measures. That's the least we could infer from the scuttlebutt that two white candidates from North Monroe (LA) are considering opposing Mayor Jamie Mayo in the spring 2020 election. Though Gov. John Bel Edwards made a big to-do about CenturyLink agreeing to maintain its corporate headquarters in Monroe through 2025, it's widely known CenturyLink's executives, by and large, do not work or live in Monroe. Furthermore, the company's presence in Monroe could adequately be described as a shell of what it once was, though it should be noted CenturyLink still employs a healthy number of individuals in its call centers here. http://www.hannapub.com/franklinsun/opinion/columns/sam-hanna-jr-there-s-always-st-george/article_50c6f1d2-71bd-11e9-8904-dfd2d9296109.html -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20190514172740.GA2634@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Tue, 14 May 2019 17:27:40 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: AT&T promised 7,000 new jobs to get tax break, but it cut 23,000 jobs instead AT&T also cut capital spending despite promising $1 billion capital boost. By Jon Brodkin AT&T has cut more than 23,000 jobs since receiving a big tax cut at the end of 2017, despite lobbying heavily for the tax cut by claiming that it would create thousands of jobs. AT&T in November 2017 pushed for the corporate tax cut by promising to invest an additional $1 billion in 2018, with CEO Randall Stephenson saying that "every billion dollars AT&T invests is 7,000 hard-hat jobs. These are not entry-level jobs. These are 7,000 jobs of people putting fiber in ground, hard-hat jobs that make $70,000 to $80,000 per year." https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/05/att-promised-7000-new-jobs-to-get-tax-break-it-cut-23000-jobs-instead/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <36C421B1-A6FA-4B17-8E30-FF1884911803@roscom.com> Date: 14 May 2019 09:18:22 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Boost Mobile says hackers broke into customer accounts Boost Mobile, a virtual mobile network owned by Sprint, has confirmed hackers have broken into an unknown number of customer accounts. By Zack Whittaker The company quietly posted a notification of its data breach almost exactly two months after March 14, when Boost said the breach happened. "Boost.com experienced unauthorized online account activity in which an unauthorized person accessed your account through your Boost phone number and Boost.com PIN code," said the notification. "The Boost Mobile fraud team discovered the incident and was able to implement a permanent solution to prevent similar unauthorized account activity." https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/13/boost-mobile-hackers-accounts/ ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Wed, 15 May 2019

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