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The Telecom Digest for Fri, 08 Feb 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 39 : "text" format

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To Fund 911 Upgrades, Kansas Bill Looks to Hike Phone Fees Bill Horne
Senators Ask the FCC to Investigate Wireless Carrier ThrottlingMonty Solomon
House Democrats tell Ajit Pai: Stop screwing over the public Monty Solomon
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20190207164737.GA10031@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2019 16:47:37 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: To Fund 911 Upgrades, Kansas Bill Looks to Hike Phone Fees The proposal originated in the House and seeks to raise the monthly fees on 10-digit phone numbers from 60 cents to $1.03. The increase, lawmakers say, is necessary to fund critical system upgrades statewide. By Sherman Smith (TNS) - A council overseeing 911 systems across the state says higher fees attached to phone bills are needed to support a critical upgrade to new technology. Proposed legislation would increase monthly fees assessed to each 10-digit phone number from 60 cents to $1.03 and would raise the fee on prepaid wireless from 1.2 percent to 2.06 percent. http://www.govtech.com/policy/To-Fund-911-Upgrades-Kansas-Bill-Looks-to-Hike-Phone-Fees.html -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <6AA749B4-3D93-4617-A761-03C7B8815D14@roscom.com> Date: 6 Feb 2019 21:47:35 -0500 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Senators Ask the FCC to Investigate Wireless Carrier Throttling Three senators asked the Federal Communications Commission to investigate whether U.S. wireless carriers are throttling popular applications without telling customers. The request came after Bloomberg News reported that the largest U.S. telecom companies are slowing internet traffic to and from apps such as YouTube and Netflix, citing research from Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The researchers used a smartphone app called Wehe, downloaded by more than 100,000 consumers, to monitor which mobile services were being throttled and by whom. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-07/senators-ask-the-fcc-to-investigate-wireless-carrier-throttling ------------------------------ Message-ID: <22DAF72D-6A06-4C44-91BB-942D5F6F804A@roscom.com> Date: 6 Feb 2019 22:35:43 -0500 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: House Democrats tell Ajit Pai: Stop screwing over the public Democratic lawmakers have put Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on notice that he can expect a lot more scrutiny now that Democrats control the US House of Representatives. The House Commerce Committee is "reassuming its traditional role of oversight to ensure the agency is acting in the best interest of the public and consistent with its legislative authority," Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-Penn.) said in an announcement yesterday. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/02/house-democrats-tell-ajit-pai-stop-screwing-over-the-public/ ***** Moderator's Note ***** It will be interesting to see if the new, improved, less filling House attitude extends to something other than press releases. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Fri, 08 Feb 2019

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