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The Telecom Digest for Thu, 31 Oct 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 304 : "text" format

Table of contents
Spectrum says services fully restoredBill Horne
Centurylink outage caused staffing, security issues at Cole Co. jailBill Horne
FCC plans Huawei/ZTE ban, may require ripping out existing network gearMonty Solomon
NWS New York phone lines down – Please use alternate means of contact – OKX OperationsNOAA Service Account
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20191030161858.GA23924@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 16:18:58 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Spectrum says services fully restored By Caleb Loehrer LIHUE - Kauai got its regular internet, phone and cable TV back Monday night, but exactly what went wrong with the undersea fiber optic cable connecting the island to Oahu and the rest of the world remains unclear, and there is no firm timeline for repairs. In the meantime, Kauai residents will rely on internet service running through a backup submarine cable, which does not have as much capacity as the one that malfunctioned Sunday night. https://www.thegardenisland.com/2019/10/30/hawaii-news/spectrum-says-services-fully-restored/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20191030160838.GA23785@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 16:08:38 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Centurylink outage caused staffing, security issues at Cole Co. jail Line cut in Kansas City during sign installation By Barry Mangold COLUMBIA, Mo. - A widespread phone and internet outage, stemming from construction work in Kansas City, caused statewide issues including an electronic system failure in the Cole County Jail. Cole County Sheriff John Wheeler said the Monday morning outage resulted in a shutdown of certain systems, including cell door operations. The doors, which are normally operated electronically throughout the day, had to be mechanically opened with keys for a full day. https://abc17news.com/news/2019/10/29/centurylink-outage-caused-staffing-security-issues-at-cole-co-jail/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <CEB84098-2EA7-48AC-82F2-8196F77619CC@roscom.com> Date: 30 Oct 2019 10:07:36 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: FCC plans Huawei/ZTE ban, may require ripping out existing network gear Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is moving ahead with a ban on equipment from Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE in US-funded telecom projects. The FCC will vote on Pai's proposal at its November 19 meeting, the commission said in an announcement and fact sheet released yesterday. Pai's proposal "would bar communications companies from using any support they receive from the FCC's Universal Service Fund (USF) to purchase equipment or services from companies posing a national security threat, like the Chinese companies Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp.," the announcement said. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/10/fcc-will-ban-huawei-and-zte-equipment-in-us-funded-telecom-projects/ ***** Moderator's Note ***** I get the feeling that some one-percenters have decided that Huawei is in need of rehabilitation and readmitance to the U.S. market. The question, as always, is "why?" The stock answers seem pale, and overused. Security risk? Please. "Stealing" American technology? It's mostly open source. The Universal Service Fund? Oh, where do I start? How about "Someone didn't get their cut?" /That/ makes a lot more sense, especially with the current political environment in the U.S. I don't know if the folks at Cisco or Marconi or whatever didn't make the "right" hotel reservations, or if they are looking for a back end we'll never know about, but I think that Huawei is about to vanish from the news and become a solid corporate citizen again. Time will tell. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20191030171109.53FBD785@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 20:40:35 -0400 From: OKX Operations - NOAA Service Account <okx.operations@remove-this.noaa.gov> Subject: NWS New York phone lines down - Please use alternate means of contact Hi everyone, Unfortunately we are having VOIP phone issues. We cannot receive or make any calls from our office landline. Verizon is troubleshooting the issue, but no ETA on when we will be back up as of yet. If you need to reach us, you may still do so through the following means... Office cell phone- 516-317-4129 Email - okx.spotters@noaa.gov NWSChat You can send your storm reports to our website at, https://www.weather.gov/okx/SubmitStormReport . If you are not signed up for NWSChat already, please consider joining as this will allow you to send instant messages to our office for any inquires about our forecast and to share any weather reports you may have. We will send an update as soon as our phones are back up. Thanks for your understanding. John Murray NWS, New York, NY ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Thu, 31 Oct 2019
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