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The Telecom Digest for Sun, 20 Sep 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 243 : "text" format

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NTIA Gives Green Light To FCC To Expand Commercial Use Of Federal Mid-Band Spectrum
OT: A Whistleblower Says Facebook Ignored Global Political Manipulation
History – power generation and distribution
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <c02ac626-d213-11e7-94da-3efabed2c318@billhorne.com> Date: 19 Sep 2020 01:06:46 -0400 From: Bill Horne <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: NTIA Gives Green Light To FCC To Expand Commercial Use Of Federal Mid-Band Spectrum By byJennifer L. Richter, Douglas I. Brandon, Shea Boyd, and Virginia D. Hiner Last week, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) took two important steps toward making more mid-band spectrum available for 5G commercial use. In two separate letters, concerning the3450-3550 MHz band ("3.45 GHz Band") and the5850-5925 MHz band ("5.9 GHz Band"), NTIA outlined steps by which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could expand commercial use of these frequency bands, while accommodating reduced federal use. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/telecoms-mobile-cable-communications/984986/ntia-gives-green-light-to-fcc-to-expand-commercial-use-of-federal-mid-band-spectrum?email_access=on -- Bill Horne ------------------------------ Message-ID: <CAH8yC8muUKpWntwRBCZNDs97rha_NM+Pf14C=kPuayNMpdwwNg@mail.gmail.com> Date: 18 Sep 2020 03:19:59 -0400 From: "Jeffrey Walton" <noloader@gmail.com> Subject: OT: A Whistleblower Says Facebook Ignored Global Political Manipulation Facebook ignored or was slow to act on evidence that fake accounts on its platform have been undermining elections and political affairs around the world, according to an explosive memo sent by a recently fired Facebook employee and obtained by BuzzFeed News. The 6,600-word memo, written by former Facebook data scientist Sophie Zhang, is filled with concrete examples of heads of government and political parties in Azerbaijan and Honduras using fake accounts or misrepresenting themselves to sway public opinion. In countries including India, Ukraine, Spain, Brazil, Bolivia, and Ecuador, she found evidence of coordinated campaigns of varying sizes to boost or hinder political candidates or outcomes, though she did not always conclude who was behind them... "I have personally made decisions that affected national presidents without oversight, and taken action to enforce against so many prominent politicians globally that I've lost count," she wrote... https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/facebook-ignore-political-manipulation-whistleblower-memo ------------------------------ Message-ID: <0f86ec22-3004-4fc0-8e1d-22af30f2165eo@googlegroups.com> Date: 18 Sep 2020 12:18:23 -0700 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: History - power generation and distribution With the discussions on power reliability, the following old advertisements may be of interest. Various players in the electric power industry used to take out full page color ads in major magazines to tout their products. Bold pictures of generators, transformers, and distribution networks. Those ads weren't cheap. Here are some samples: The Allis-Chalmers company made heavy equipment for distribution and engineering: https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-02-28/page/n63/mode/2up https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-04-11/page/n65/mode/2up https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1956-06-23/page/n17/mode/2up General Electric Co also made power systems https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1955-05-07/page/n51/mode/2up The Cutler-Hammer Company made controls for heavy motors: https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1946-03-23/page/n114/mode/1up https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1946-05-11/page/n115 A local power company advertised to solicit industries to settle in its service territory: https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1956-04-07/page/n6/mode/1up Even a telephone equipment supplier, the Automatic Electric Company, advertised for industrial control systems: https://archive.org/details/Nations-Business-1937-09/page/n2/mode/1up https://archive.org/details/Nations-Business-1937-11/page/n62/mode/1up ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sun, 20 Sep 2020
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