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The Telecom Digest for Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 80 : "text" format

Table of contents
AT&T and Comcast say they've hit new milestone in fight against robocallsBill Horne
5G concernsJulian Thomas
Movie – The Hummingbird ProjectHarold Hallikainen
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20190321001738.GA24089@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:17:38 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: AT&T and Comcast say they've hit new milestone in fight against robocalls The companies say their upcoming authentication system is the industry's first to verify calls between separate providers. BY Marrian Zhou One way wireless carriers are working to stop the flood of unwanted robocalls is through authentication systems that verify caller IDs. One drawback so far has been that these systems work only on calls to and from the same provider. On Wednesday, AT&T and Comcast said they'll offer call authentication between networks later this year. Customers will be able to see verified calls from all participating carrier providers. https://www.cnet.com/news/att-and-comcast-say-they-hit-new-milestone-in-fight-against-robocalls/ --- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ***** Moderator's Note ***** I think that the responsibility for verify the accuracy of information which customers pay for should belong to the FCC. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <96E5EBCC-DE09-40DF-A74D-F9D89C738C48@jt-mj.net> Date: 20 Mar 2019 14:24:34 -0400 From: "Julian Thomas" <jt@jt-mj.net> Subject: 5G concerns [The following reports note] significant effects on the development and reproduction of birds, insects, and other organisms that could have disastrous effects on our fragile ecosystems. A lot of the 'gloom and doom' comes from questionable sources; has any responsible group [not in the clutches of the carriers] weighed in on this within the past year? https://mdsafetech.org/problems/5g/ https://www.radiationhealthrisks.com/5g-cell-towers-dangerous/ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412012002334 --- jt - jt@jt-mj.net Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government. -Jeremy Bentham ***** Moderator's Note ***** I'm not able to verify the accuracy or scientific validity of the information at the URLs given. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <5a919ed70eed78cb488c900d334da7bb.squirrel@mai.hallikainen.org> Date: 19 Mar 2019 10:38:51 -0700 From: "Harold Hallikainen" <harold@mai.hallikainen.org> Subject: [Telecom] Movie - The Hummingbird Project This new movie dramatizes the building of a direct fiber optic link from Kansas to New York so stock trades arrive in New York a millisecond earlier than everyone else's. Nice view of horizontal drilling. Also shows that microwave links are faster than fiber. Harold -- FCC Rules Updated Daily at http://www.hallikainen.com Not sent from an iPhone. ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Thu, 21 Mar 2019

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