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The Telecom Digest for Sun, 26 May 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 146 : "text" format

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Court Turns Volume Down On Bluetooth Wiretapping Charges Bill Horne
Florida Legislature Passes New Telehealth LawBill Horne
Justice Department staff had urged rejection of Sprint-T- Mobile mergerMonty Solomon
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20190524202832.GA989@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 20:28:32 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Court Turns Volume Down On Bluetooth Wiretapping Charges By Randal M. Shaheen Bose Corporation is a true American success story. Bose was founded in 1964 by Amar Gopal Bose, the American son of a refugee Bengali freedom fighter, who was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and began his career there as an assistant professor. A tinkerer in the best sense of the word, Bose began putting together audio technology products in the 1950s. Today Bose is a household name and the company's products are celebrated for their high quality. Bose (the company) is also distinguished by the fact that Bose (the man), who held a professorship at MIT for decades, donated the majority of his company's nonvoting shares to his employer. The dividends are used by MIT to advance the mission of the school. http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=807420&email_access=on -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20190524204115.GA1273@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 20:41:15 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Florida Legislature Passes New Telehealth Law by Thomas B. Ferrante and Nathaniel M. Lacktman On April 29, 2019, the Florida State Legislature passed HB 23, a law providing additional guidelines on the use of telehealth in the Sunshine State. The bill is now on its way to Governor DeSantis' desk where he is expected to sign it into law. The law cements the validity of telehealth services in Florida, establishes new telehealth practice standards, creates a registration process for out-of-state health care professionals to use telehealth to deliver health care services to Florida patients, and introduces less-than-ideal commercial reimbursement provisions. Passage of the bill is due to the outstanding efforts of the Florida telehealth community, including the Florida Telehealth Advisory Council and its dedicated members. The 13-member Council held public meetings throughout 2017, conducted a research survey of Florida health plans, facilities, and providers, and ultimately completed a comprehensive report with recommendations to the Legislature for a telehealth bill. http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=807782&email_access=on -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <35291603-40B3-4627-9D73-7A06CC55AFDE@roscom.com> Date: 23 May 2019 01:20:52 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Justice Department staff had urged rejection of Sprint-T- Mobile merger Justice Department staff had urged rejection of Sprint-T-Mobile merger By Tony Romm May 22 Justice Department staff members who've have been reviewing the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint had recommended that the U.S. government sue to block the $26 billion deal, fearing the combination of the country's third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers could threaten competition. The recommendation - confirmed Wednesday by a source familiar with DOJ's thinking but not authorized to speak on record - came before the two companies offered new concessions this week meant to appease regulators, including pledges to divest certain lines of business and cap prices for consumers. Reuters first reported the recommendation. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/22/justice-department-staff-has-urged-rejection-sprint-t-mobile-merger/ ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sun, 26 May 2019

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