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The Telecom Digest for Tue, 02 Jul 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 183 : "text" format

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Houston County residents concerned over lack of basic internet servicesBill Horne
Re: Applications Due September 9 For FCC Auction Of 3,400 MHz Of SpectrumPatton Turner
Verizon's Visible Is Offering Truly Unlimited Cell Data Right NowMonty Solomon
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20190630205227.GA23712@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2019 20:52:27 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Houston County residents concerned over lack of basic internet services HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) - According to lawmakers, about 800,000 Alabamians don't have broadband in their homes. Houston County resident Gary Norman recently purchased a home on Hooper Cherry Road. He said local internet provider Centurylink is refusing to provide internet service for the growing area of Houston County. https://www.dothanfirst.com/news/local-news/houston-county-residents-concerned-over-lack-of-basic-internet-services/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <71ACA5DD-62AA-41FA-8F92-A89C5DE4B2CC@faa.gov> Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2019 17:25:08 +0000 From: "Turner, Patton (FAA)" <Patton.Turner.Remove-this@And-this-too.faa.gov> Subject: Re: Applications Due September 9 For FCC Auction Of 3,400 MHz Of Spectrum On Thu, 27 Jun 2019 16:25:54 +0000, Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> wrote: > Here's the headline: > > The Federal Communications Commission has released a draft notice > on proposed auction procedures for the December 9 auction of > 3,400 MHz of spectrum in the 37, 39 and 47 GHz bands. If, as > expected, the draft notice is approved, applications to > participate will be due on September 9. The FCC will vote on the > procedures on July 10. > > http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=818562&email_access=on > > And, here's why I'm interested: > > "The 37, 39 and 47 GHz bands?" I admit I was working on microwave > "back in the day," but that seems somehow out-of-this-world. If you > know what these bands are to be used for, please submit more info, > and thanks in advance. Those high freq bands are for 5G. As you note, about useless for P2P microwave, but for guided wave over power/ fiber optic strand, or from the +pole to the house it works. Get in the house and convert to WiFi or femto cells. If you haven't seen guided wave, google it. High freq signals will hug a ground wire for a limited distance. Combined with RF lenses to focus +the power in a ring around the conductor it's a neat tech- nology. If you abandon your copper plant, you have to get power utility cooperation, except for poles with fiber that can use the strand or message wire for the same purpose. Patton Turner ------------------------------ Message-ID: <786A015C-95BD-4FBA-842B-E98992F93F00@roscom.com> Date: 1 Jul 2019 11:43:40 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Verizon's Visible Is Offering Truly Unlimited Cell Data Right Now Last year, Verizon revamped its cell plans with three new tiers that, despite having "Unlimited" in their names, don't actually come with unlimited data. But now, Visible - Verizon's more budget-friendly spinoff - is back with an offer that really does include uncapped data, but you'll need to act fast. When Visible launched last year, its appeal was a one-size cell plan that ran on Verizon's network and included "unlimited" everything for a flat $40 a month. Of course, Visible's "unlimited" didn't really mean unlimited as data speeds were previously capped at a pitiful 5 Mbps (which is far lower than the 59.4 Mbps average you get on proper Verizon), while streaming videos were limited to 480p. https://gizmodo.com/verizons-visible-is-offering-truly-unlimited-cell-data-1835879423 ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Tue, 02 Jul 2019

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