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The Telecom Digest for Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 95 : "text" format

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Re: Landline, internet problems northeast of Durango, CO GlowingBlueMist
Watch a Verizon 5G phone hit speeds faster than your home InternetMonty Solomon
Teen in Ohio faces 73 charges for allegedly making 'swatting' callsHAncock4
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <q82ico$ugu$1@dont-email.me> Date: 3 Apr 2019 10:10:12 -0500 From: "GlowingBlueMist" <GlowingBlueMist@blackhole.io> Subject: Re: Landline, internet problems northeast of Durango, CO On 4/1/2019 10:09 AM, Bill Horne wrote: > Florida River Estates neighborhood has had spotty service for at least > a week > > By Bret Hauff > > A subdivision northeast of Durango has been experiencing persistent > problems with landline and internet service for at least a week now, a > nuisance that residents say has been "a real pain." > > At least three people living in the Florida River Estates neighborhood > near the intersection of Florida Road and County Road 234 have not > been able to use their landline telephones for hours at a time, even > days. Internet service has been spotty too, they said, but > it's not as much of a problem as the phone interruptions. > > https://the-journal.com/articles/133115-landline-internet-problems-northwest-of-durango (Corrected) > The above link will not work as given... Delete everything after and including the second https: and it works just fine. Looks like the actual URL was just duplicated prior to posting the original entry. ;) Try: https://the-journal.com/articles/133115-landline-internet-problems-northwest-of-durango ***** Moderator's Note ***** Ooops. My face is red! But, come to think of it, this is a relief. I always knew that I'd make at least one mistake in my life, and now that it's over, I'm glad that I've put it behind me. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <E42C688B-16F5-461C-9AEE-E1B5373098DC@roscom.com> Date: 3 Apr 2019 23:34:18 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Watch a Verizon 5G phone hit speeds faster than your home Internet 5G is still in its very early stages, with access in only a few cities and almost zero device support, so it has been hard to know what 5G will really be like in the real world. Verizon spokesperson David Weissmann shared on Twitter the best look yet at 5G, where he showed a real-life 5G speed test, running on a real smartphone, getting data from a real 5G tower. Specifically Weissmann was out in Minneapolis, pulled out his Verizon Moto Z3 phone with the Moto 5G Mod attached, and loaded up the Ookla Speedtest.net app. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/04/verizon-5g-goes-live-hits-760mbps-in-a-speed-test/ ***** Moderator's Note ***** During the early days of the PC, Microsoft conducted a demonstation of a new and improved online application. Borland's Philippe Kahn was in the audience, and when the lights came up, he asked the Microsoft people why the lights on their modem hadn't been blinking. I think we should be careful about "blindlingly" or "super" fast speeds, especially those obtained under controlled conditions in a demonstration conducted for the trade press. I would rather wait to see how those speeds work out when the new and improved online apps are in use across a wider footprint. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <b449eb5a-05a9-4c8f-b88b-09470efc7295@googlegroups.com> Date: 3 Apr 2019 13:57:45 -0700 From: hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com Subject: Teen in Ohio faces 73 charges for allegedly making 'swatting' calls CNN reported that an Ohio teen has been arrested in connection with a series of prank calls to police in upstate New York and across the country, authorities said. The 17-year-old, who is accused of making "swatting" calls, was charged with 40 felony and 33 misdemeanor delinquency charges in Mahoning County, Ohio. Swatting is the act of making a false police report -- usually of an urgent or violent crime -- to lure law enforcement or SWAT teams to a location. article at: https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/02/us/ohio-teen-arrested-swatting/index.html see also: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/Ohio-Teen-Alleged-Swatting-Rampage-New-York-Across-Country-508001761.html ***** Moderator's Note ***** | "Swatting" is an example of what Bruce Schneier, who coined the term "Security Theater" to describe the TSA, calls a "semantic attack," i.e., an attacker turning a system - in this case, E911 - on itself to obtain an result that wasn't anticipated by the designers. I've said this before, so I won't labor the point, but politicians and bureaucrats at all levels of government have a bad habit of rushing to adopt "miracle" cures without considering how fragile those so-called cures really are. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Fri, 05 Apr 2019

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