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The Telecom Digest for Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 91 : "text" format

Table of contents
Major Hurdle Passed In Fight For Call Center Jobs In New York Bill Horne
Re: Canada: The Federal Government Signals A New Policy Approach For The CRTC in the Telecom SectorHAncock4
New business claims better 911 serviceHAncock4
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20190329031903.GA18880@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 03:19:03 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Major Hurdle Passed In Fight For Call Center Jobs In New York (This is from the CWA newsletter) At this time last year, CWA members were staring down a tough campaign to push a bill through the New York State Legislature to protect call center jobs. The 2018 Legislative Session ultimately ended in disappointment as the NY Assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of passing the bill, while the Republican State Senate leadership refused to even bring the bill to the Senate floor for a vote. Fast forward one year later, through months of campaigning to help pro-worker Democrats take over the State Senate and months more of lobbying, calling and writing postcards to legislators, rallying and holding press conferences, and the outlook is very different. On March 12th, with dozens of CWA members looking on, the New York State Senate voted by an incredible count of 58 to 3 to pass the New York State Call Center Jobs Act. -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <fc549540-e3d1-45cc-967d-93f2139dc148@googlegroups.com> Date: 30 Mar 2019 13:23:44 -0700 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: Canada: The Federal Government Signals A New Policy Approach For The CRTC in the Telecom Sector On Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 10:36:04 PM UTC-4, Bill Horne wrote: > On February 26, 2019, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic > Development (ISED) tabled a Proposed Order Issuing a Direction to the > CRTC on Implementing the Canadian Telecommunications Policy Objectives > to Promote Competition, Affordability, Consumer Interests and > Innovation (the "Proposed Policy Direction"). Section 8 of the > Telecommunications Act permits the government to issue directions to > the CRTC "of general application on broad policy matters" with respect > to the statutory policy objectives relating to Canadian > telecommunications that are set out in the Act. Historical Notes: 1949 by Trans Canada telephone (long distance) https://books.google.com/books?id=cF4_AAAAIBAJ&lpg=PA11&dq=mimeograph&pg=PA10#v=onepage&q&f=true [lower right side] 1941--Several interesting articles and ads on Canada's telegraph and telephone networks. [multiple pages] https://books.google.com/books?id=bWo_AAAAIBAJ&lpg=PA30&dq=trans%20canada%20telephone&pg=PA30#v=onepage&q&f=false ------------------------------ Message-ID: <367177c6-22f6-48ec-86bd-bfbf66b6ebc2@googlegroups.com> Date: 30 Mar 2019 12:57:11 -0700 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: New business claims better 911 service CBS News reported on a new company that has developed what they claim is improved 911 software that can better find the exact location of a cellphone caller. article at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/startup-rapidsos-aims-to-transform-911-calls/ ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Mon, 01 Apr 2019

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