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The Telecom Digest for Fri, 20 Dec 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 354 : "text" format

Table of contents
Comcast rates going upHAncock4
Re: FCC advances plans for 988, a national suicide-prevention hotlineJulian Thomas
NANPA N11 code expansionNeal McLain
Freaked Out? 3 Steps to Protect Your PhoneMonty Solomon
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <96c89671-090a-4267-9198-e2987406cb30@googlegroups.com> Date: 16 Dec 2019 11:40:41 -0800 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Comcast rates going up Comcast/Xfinity, which provides cable TV, broadband, and telephone service, is steeply raising its rates nationwide, as reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer. "As customers flee pay-TV for cheaper online streaming, Comcast is increasing prices for many of its high-speed internet plans, too." "Two fees, in particular, have skyrocketed in recent years. The broadcast TV fee, a monthly charge for NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox, was $5 in 2016. Comcast will soon bill $12.70 for broadcast television, a 54% increase from the $8.25 imposed this year." full article at https://www.inquirer.com/business/comcast/comcast-cable-bill-rise-broadcast-fee-regional-sports-20191213.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <323B74F1-7915-4EA6-A49F-18FCB996FBCE@jt-mj.net> Date: 18 Dec 2019 11:08:59 -0500 From: "Julian Thomas" <jt@jt-mj.net> Subject: Re: FCC advances plans for 988, a national suicide- prevention hotline > On Dec 17, 2019, at 14:00, John Levine <johnl@iecc.com> wrote: > > A quick visit to nanpa.com finds 158 area codes in the US with 7D > local dialing and another 25 elsewhere in the NANPA. I suspect that a high percentage of users are still in 7D areas. ---- Julian Thomas - http://jt-mj.net "You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity." - Thomas Wolfe ------------------------------ Message-ID: <2bdcd733f4a33c64b9eeec31961cdc79.squirrel@email.fatcow.com> Date: 19 Dec 2019 00:07:38 -0600 From: "Neal McLain" <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> Subject: NANPA N11 code expansion Bob Goudreau wrote: > It's disappointing that the report does not seem to > include a list of the NPAs which would need to convert > to mandatory 10D in order to bring this plan to > fruition. Given that absence, I am skeptical that the > cost figures mentioned in the report are accurate. I > am also completely underwhelmed by the arguments > made against the alternatives of using an N11 code > (such as 211) instead of 988. All N11 codes are already in use. See NANPA: https://nationalnanpa.com/number_resource_info/n11_codes.html However it certainly would have been possible to expand the 211 series; e.g, 2110, 2111, 2112, 2113... Neal McLain Brazoria, Texas ------------------------------ Message-ID: <9690ED39-6900-44F6-ADAF-3232E2C90169@roscom.com> Date: 19 Dec 2019 09:51:39 -0500 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Freaked Out? 3 Steps to Protect Your Phone Freaked Out? 3 Steps to Protect Your Phone By Stuart A. Thompson and Gus Wezerek Tips to prevent your location from being bought and sold. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/19/opinion/location-tracking-privacy-tips.html ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Fri, 20 Dec 2019
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