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The Telecom Digest for Sat, 18 Jul 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 181 : "text" format

table of contents
Amendments To FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule
4C Insights Agrees To Sell To Mediaocean
The Internet as a utility
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20200716145128.GA7624@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 14:51:28 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Amendments To FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule by David O. Klein Over the years, the Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC" or "Commission") has made several revisions to the Do-Not-Call regulations contained in its Telemarketing Sales Rule ("TSR"), as well as additional amendments to its business-to-businesses exemption and oral verification recording requirements. https://tinyurl.com/y9995tmt -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20200716144747.GA7601@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 14:47:47 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: 4C Insights Agrees To Sell To Mediaocean New York - July 13, 2020 - Cooley advised global data science and marketing technology company 4C Insights on its agreement to sell to software advertising provider Mediaocean, a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners. Partners Yvan-Claude Pierre and Kevin Cooper led the Cooley team advising 4C on the transaction, which is expected to close before the end of the month. https://tinyurl.com/y73sg46g -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <538A7626-7B6C-463D-90D8-87EF4617714F@lrw.com> Date: 15 Jul 2020 12:23:41 -0400 From: "Jerry Leichter" <leichter@lrw.com> Subject: The Internet as a utility "Running water and electricity are considered basic parts of our modern life." I'm not sure you want to compare Internet availability to water - we're losing the latter. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/are-you-prepared-for-unaffordable-water-bills "Water may soon become a luxury item for millions of American families. Although it's a resource that most consumers take for granted, water is already unaffordable for one of 10 U.S. households, a share that's forecast to triple to more than 30 percent of within five years, according to recent research from Michigan State University...." The article mentions one set of causes: "What's causing the run up in water prices? Blame aging infrastructure that's expensive to repair, as well as climate change. Water systems are struggling to handle stronger and more frequent storms, which add to the cost of water treatment. In other cases, drought has decreased the amount of water available to some municipalities." But there's another cause: Private equity companies have found that buying up water utilities is a great profit maker. [This] all sounds great, but we know how the private equity model works: here's how they talk about it: https://brightstarcapitalpartners.com/private-equity-opportunities-water-infrastructure-development/ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/11/business/fresh-water-shortage-invest.html -- Jerry ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sat, 18 Jul 2020
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