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The Telecom Digest for Tue, 19 Nov 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 323 : "text" format

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History: Western Union 60 years agoHAncock4
National Law Review: telecom newsBill Horne
RE: Sprint puts T-Mobile talks on hold to negotiate with cable duo, report saysBob Goudreau
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <2204c103-d52c-4c1d-9fe5-9ed450b38e2c@googlegroups.com> Date: 18 Nov 2019 11:41:34 -0800 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: History: Western Union 60 years ago Article about the financial health of the business. The president talks about converting from telegrams to private wire services. https://books.google.com/books?id=hGNQAAAAIBAJ&lpg=PA13&dq=%22walter%20p.%20marshall%22%20%22western%20union%22&pg=PA13#v=onepage&q=%22walter%20p.%20marshall%22%20%22western%20union%22&f=false (Far right, at top) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20191117172042.GA18160@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2019 17:20:42 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: National Law Review: telecom news Telecom Alert - FCC Fines CenturyLink, West Safety for 911 Outage; Net Neutrality Petition for Rehearing; AT&T to Pay $60 Million in FTC Settlement; T-Mobile and Sprint Merger FCC Approval Order; Pole Inspection Company Cited - Vol. XVI, Issue 45 Monday, November 11, 2019 https://www.natlawreview.com/article/telecom-alert-fcc-fines-centurylink-west-safety-911-outage-net-neutrality-petition -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <003501d59e84$ea1e8cc0$be5ba640$@nc.rr.com> Date: 18 Nov 2019 21:56:15 -0500 From: "Bob Goudreau" <BobGoudreau@nc.rr.com> Subject: RE: Sprint puts T-Mobile talks on hold to negotiate with cable duo, report says In <mailto:20191117164358.GA17542@telecom.csail.mit.edu>, our esteemed editor Bill Horne wrote: > Sprint has put merger talks with T-Mobile US on hold to pursue two months > of exclusive talks with cable giants Comcast and Charter Communications, > according to a published report. https://valliantnews.com/2019/11/17/sprint-puts-t-mobile-talks-on-hold-to-negotiate-with-cable-duo-report-says/ This claim puzzled me tremendously because it seems completely at odds with the current status of the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger, which is not in fact currently on hold in the manner described above. A bit of digging revealed that the news article in question was originally published in the Kansas City Star almost two and a half years ago ... (https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article158360464.html). I've never heard of valliantnews.com, but it appears to be stealing other publishers' articles and reposting them under the (presumably phony) byline of "Robert Smith". All those reposted articles get a dateline automatically set to today, so old news ends up misleadingly appearing to be current. Caveat emptor. Bob Goudreau Cary, NC ***** Moderator's Note ***** Thank you, Bob: it's always good to have another pair of eyes checking the facts. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Tue, 19 Nov 2019
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