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The Telecom Digest for Wed, 04 Sep 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 247 : "text" format

Table of contents
Missouri: Internet outage affects Jefferson City customers Bill Horne
T-Mobile Free 30-Day TrialMonty Solomon
30-Second Privacy FixesMonty Solomon
Cable industry fights plan to require robocall-detection technologyMonty Solomon
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20190903185440.GA4533@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2019 18:54:40 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Missouri: Internet outage affects Jefferson City customers The News Tribune office could not be reached by telephone or email for several hours Thursday morning, apparently because of a CenturyLink internet service outage, but it now seems to be working again. Other customers also reported internet outages on social media in the Jefferson City area, but the company reports service has since been restored. A CenturyLink customer representative told News Tribune IT staff that the outage reportedly originated early Thursday morning when there was an issue with a network card in the St. Louis area that knocked nearly all of Missouri and eastern Kansas offline, and that a replacement was being flown to the location to be installed. http://www.newstribune.com/news/local/story/2019/aug/29/internet-outage-affects-jefferson-city-customers/792844/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <1FB67BBE-09B3-4265-A309-4BAE8BEA0567@roscom.com> Date: 2 Sep 2019 12:28:41 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: T-Mobile Free 30-Day Trial T-Mobile is offering a free trial of their network What is T-Mobile Test Drive? T-Mobile is amping one of its original Un-carrier movies - Test Drive - to give everyone a chance to try the Un-carrier's expanded LTE network and see how our newest, most powerful signal - 600 MHz Extended Range LTE - reaches further than ever before. With Test Drive, you can try T-Mobile's LTE network for up to 30 days for FREE - all with your own phone, phone number and apps. To participate, sign up and you'll receive a pocket-sized hotspot to connect to your current phone to experience a T-Mobile's best network yet. After 30-days or 30GB of data, whichever comes first, you can return the device to any T-Mobile store or pass it on to a friend. Try Our Network with a Free 30-Day Trial https://www.t-mobile.com/offers/free-trial ***** Moderator's Note ***** I usually delete obvious sales pitches, but this one is an exception. Verizon has a monopoly on cell coverage where I live now, so the thought that T-Mobile might be willing to offer competing service, even if only via VoIP, is a Good Thing(tm). Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <82B3A0AD-E7F6-4BB0-860C-17F77BC02D40@roscom.com> Date: 2 Sep 2019 12:32:05 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: 30-Second Privacy Fixes 30-Second Privacy Fixes: 5 Simple Ways to Protect Your Data How to quickly limit location tracking, facial recognition, smart speaker recordings, and other data collection These days, the products we use have an annoying way of spying on us - from inside our cars, our homes, and our offices. That smartphone game you play in the waiting room at the doctor's office, the mobile app that gives you a weather forecast, the photo you share with online friends - all have the ability to reveal intimate details about your life. https://www.consumerreports.org/privacy/30-second-privacy-fixes/ ------------------------------ Message-ID: <DC6FF2F2-38B4-46F9-A84B-231732C7E190@roscom.com> Date: 28 Aug 2019 10:34:29 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Cable industry fights plan to require robocall-detection technology NCTA opposes strict deadline on rollout of SHAKEN/STIR Caller ID authentication. By Jon Brodkin The cable industry is fighting an attempt to require deployment of robocall-detection technology. Some phone providers have already begun deploying the technology in question, which is called SHAKEN/STIR. The technology authenticates callers with digital certificates to prevent spoofing of Caller ID numbers. But the lobby group that represents Comcast, Charter, and other cable companies wants to make sure the Federal Communications Commission doesn't impose any deadlines on the rollout. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/08/cable-industry-fights-plan-to-require-robocall-detection-technology/ ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Wed, 04 Sep 2019

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