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The Telecom Digest for Sun, 04 Aug 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 216 : "text" format

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Re: Real-Life Lessons Learned from Hurricane Michael, Others HAncock4
Colorado: CenturyLink outage in Eagle CountyBill Horne
Official Cybersecurity Review Finds U.S. Military Buying High- Risk Chinese TechMonty Solomon
Re: Northwest Fort Worth Residents Unable to make 911 calls, AT&T Network IssueHAncock4
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <b7b76b61-3b59-4476-9cc9-bbc7d2457d8b@googlegroups.com> Date: 3 Aug 2019 12:09:17 -0700 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: Real-Life Lessons Learned from Hurricane Michael, Others On Friday, August 2, 2019 at 5:12:22 PM UTC-4, Tim Proctor wrote: > Recalling the experiences of businesses that have gone through > recovery could help you prepare for any of your own disasters. > Being a Florida boy, I've been through many hurricanes over the years > -- the last 54 years, to be exact. The worst of these has included > Hurricane Andrew (Category 5, Miami, August 1992) and Hurricane Ivan > (Category 3, Pensacola, September 2004). In fact, Hurricane Ivan was > part of a four-hurricane flurry in our area during a 15-month period > in 2004-2005. > > In my 31 years in telecom, I've had clients dealing with storms, > too. It seems that almost every year, I have clients in Florida or > along the Gulf Coast that must deal with storms. Today, I wanted to > take you through my clients' experiences with hurricanes so that you > can learn from them and possibly help your organization become better > prepared for any disasters that cross your path. > > https://www.nojitter.com/best-practices/real-life-lessons-learned-hurricane-michael-others Historical notes: The Bell System responds to hurricane Diane in 1955 https://books.google.com/books?id=hFQEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA7&dq=life%20bell%20hurricane&pg=PA7#v=onepage&q&f=false Bell/Western Electric ad about hurricane prep https://books.google.com/books?id=3FYEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA33&dq=life%20bell%20hurricane&pg=PA33#v=onepage&q&f=false (preceding pages photo essay on storm damage) 1955 Telephone men and supplies were on their way before the winds stopped https://books.google.com/books?id=HlQEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA59&dq=life%20bell%20telephone%20men%20and%20supplies&pg=PA59#v=onepage&q&f=false 1951 fighting a costly flood https://books.google.com/books?id=gFQEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA3&dq=life%20bell%20teamwork%20fights%20floods&pg=PA3#v=onepage&q&f=false ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20190803203703.GA23345@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2019 20:37:03 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Colorado: CenturyLink outage in Eagle County Auguest 1, 2019 - A nationwide CenturyLink outage has reached Eagle County, according to downdetector.com. Multiple residents have reported the outage to CenturyLink, and have received a response that the issue should be resolved by approximately 06:30 p.m. https://www.vaildaily.com/news/centurylink-outage-in-eagle-county/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ***** Moderator's Note ***** The site promised to update the article as new information became available, but as of 8/3/2019 at 20:15 UTC, the article doesn't show any update notice. If you have more info, please include it in a post. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <12A405C8-CF43-4FCA-8854-29E0E43A1599@roscom.com> Date: 3 Aug 2019 02:05:11 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Official Cybersecurity Review Finds U.S. Military Buying High-Risk Chinese Tech While its the major defense programs and operations that have dominated the headlines in the escalating cyber warfare standoff between the U.S. and its adversaries - China and Russia in particular, a new report issued by the U.S. military's Inspector General has highlighted the "micro-purchases" of everyday IT equipment as a serious risk. In particular, the report focuses on the continued acquisition of products "with known cybersecurity vulnerabilities" and on products excluded from other branches of government but which had not been removed from DOD procurement lists - this includes Chinese surveillance technology that is now banned. https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/08/02/u-s-military-spends-millions-on-dangerous-chinese-tech-with-known-cyber-risks/ ------------------------------ Message-ID: <81ce6ad4-fc52-4373-a515-a5f28d63ffe3@googlegroups.com> Date: 3 Aug 2019 12:14:56 -0700 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: Northwest Fort Worth Residents Unable to make 911 calls, AT&T Network Issue On Friday, July 12, 2019 at 7:47:59 PM UTC-4, WBAP/KLIF wrote: > Posted on July 9, 2019 > > FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF)- Fort Worth police say residents and businesses > in the Northwest Fort Worth area by Eagle Mountain Lake are unable to > make 911 ladline calls due to a network issue. > > Police say AT&T is currently working on this as fast as possible > > http://www.wbap.com/2019/07/09/northwest-fort-worth-residents-unable-to-make-911-calls-att-network-issue/ Historical Note: In the early 1960s, both the Bell System and General Telephone (Automatic Electric) developed emergency telephone reporting systems. This consisted of a network of street corner lift-to-talk phones and a special central switchboard. It is described in detail here (from the TCI Library). https://www.telephonecollectors.info/index.php/browse/document-repository/ae-tech-bulletins/13287-ae-tb-960-401-i3-1962-emergency-reporting-system (About the Telephone Collectors International and membership) https://www.telephonecollectors.org/member.htm ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sun, 04 Aug 2019

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