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The Telecom Digest for Fri, 18 Sep 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 242 : "text" format

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FL: Dispatchers report 911 outage in Marion County
Queensbury buys program to track town vehicles
Keep in Touch by Telegram 1947
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <45d981e5-de68-24df-94bc-78ca81236bb6@outlook.com> Date: 17 Sep 2020 17:35:59 -0400 From: Bill Horne <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: FL: Dispatchers report 911 outage in Marion County Authorities working with Century Link to restore 911 MARION COUNTY, Fla. - Anyone calling 911 Wednesday evening in Marion County may not be able to reach authorities for help, according to Ocala police. In a Facebook post, the department said 911 lines are down for Ocala and throughout Marion County. Authorities are working with CenturyLink to resolve the outage, according to the post. https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2020/09/16/dispatchers-report-911-outage-in-marion-county/ ------------------------------ Message-ID: <1679188c-fec0-73a2-0bbb-60a9d3a15d41@outlook.com> Date: 17 Sep 2020 18:25:27 -0400 From: Bill Horne <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Queensbury buys program to track town vehicles By Kathleen Moore QUEENSBURY - This winter, plow drivers will have extra protection from an electronic Big Brother. The town is buying a geofencing system from Verizon for $16,000 a year. The system will continuously track all 70 town vehicles. "This system will alert us if there is something unusual," town Supervisor John Strough said. "If a plow is motionless for an hour, that is a problem. That might be an emergency situation. Maybe the driver had a heart attack. Hopefully not." https://poststar.com/news/local/queensbury-buys-program-to-track-town-vehicles/article_4deb9303-4b5d-538d-b2c2-f90a5f6a843c.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <e8379afb-f3c4-4bd3-a9e9-a6980b83b077o@googlegroups.com> Date: 16 Sep 2020 11:29:42 -0700 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Keep in Touch by Telegram 1947 Western Union wasn't above using a little humor in its advertising. Here's an ad showing a businessman sending a status report telegram when he is shown on a fishing trip. https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1947-10-25/page/n103/mode/2up You can scroll through the rest of the magazine. (next page--frozen food plant diagram) ***** Moderator's Note ***** The cartoon on the facing page - I'm going to get a lot of grief over this - is as true today as it was back then, at least in my family. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Fri, 18 Sep 2020
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