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The Telecom Digest for Sun, 18 Oct 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 271 : "text" format

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Re: CO backup power
Re: Top 10 Best Dsl Router Modems 2020
Telecom Alert – 911 Reliability Certification Settlements
FL: Griffin Heights residents complain of lack of landline service for 30 days
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <-LSdnfjOnK2lCxXCnZ2dnUU7-aPNnZ2d@giganews.com> Date: 15 Oct 2020 13:34:32 -0500 From: "Doug McIntyre" <merlyn@dork.geeks.org> Subject: Re: CO backup power "bob prohaska" <bp@www.zefox.net> writes: >What's the most reliable sort of telecom remaining? Still POTS, or >maybe something else, like a carrier-agnostic cellular device (if such >a thing exists...)? Diversify. Have a combination of very different technologies. Can't trust separate fiber from different carriers, as they may very well all go through the same conduit for many miles upstream of you, even if they enter the building in different APOPs, ultimately it probably runs the same route as the competitor. Same for copper. Many cells phones let you swap SIMs, you can keep different SIMs from different carriers activated (of course for a price). Watch out for MVNOs, so getting say Mint as a backup for T-Mobile isn't going to do you any good. -- Doug McIntyre doug@themcintyres.us ***** Moderator's Note ***** The problem, from a user's perspective, is that MVNOs make deals with whichever carrier is cheapest. I bought a Tracphone when I first moved to North Carolina, only to find that it was useless in my home, and that I had to drive for three miles to make a call. I had assumed that it was using Verizon's network, but that wasn't the case: not that Verizon is much better, but whichever network Tracphone is using here is a distant second to it. So, spare SIMs are a long-odds gamble. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <CAH8yC8=kxYVV_u4wcnhT_ynsV=0p7hgPUmeJkgE+tx-MAP+xMQ@mail.gmail.com> Date: 15 Oct 2020 16:19:47 -0400 From: "Jeffrey Walton" <noloader@gmail.com> Subject: Re: Top 10 Best Dsl Router Modems 2020 On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 5:08 PM Bill Horne <malQassRimiMlation@gmail.com> wrote: > > *** PLEA FOR HELP *** > > My Quaker meeting just got A DSL line installed, and I promised to > supply the router for the meeting house. > > But ... > > ADSL routers now come with a terminal unit built-in, which is not like > the old days and not what I'm used to. Ergo, i had to tell them that my > routers wouldn't work, and the meeting is paying to rent one from > Frontier. > > Although the URL below points to some ratings of "DSL-compatible" > routers, I'm really looking for advice. Here's the question: how do I > make a router with an Ethernet input work with a DSL line? I don't have > any TU's left in my pile 'o parts, so the question is really "What's the > most cost-effective solution?" > > https://bestgamingpro.com/dsl-router-modems/ The OpenWRT folks may have some information. Also see https://openwrt.org/meta/infobox/broadcom_dsl https://openwrt.org/docs/techref/hardware/soc/soc.broadcom.bcm63xx Jeff ------------------------------ Message-ID: <86h7qv5loh.fsf@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: 15 Oct 2020 19:33:18 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Telecom Alert - 911 Reliability Certification Settlements Telecom Alert - 911 Reliability Certification Settlements; ACHP on Twilight Towers; 3.45-3.55 GHz Band Legislation; Private Line Order on Review - Vol. XVII, Issue 41 The FCC's Enforcement Bureau announced that they have reached settlements with seven telecommunications providers for failing to file timely 911 service reliability certifications last year. The seven companies are Alteva of Warwick, Arkwest Communications, Cass Telephone Company, ComSouth Telecommunications, Dumont Telephone Company, Genesco Telephone Company, and Union Telephone Company. In the settlements, each provider agreed to pay a civil penalty, ranging from $2,400-$4,000, and implement a compliance plan. The Chief of the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau stated that the settlements "should remind industry to take [911 service reliability certification] requirements seriously." https://www.natlawreview.com/article/telecom-alert-911-reliability-certification-settlements-achp-twilight-towers-345-355 -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <868sc4a1hg.fsf@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: 17 Oct 2020 23:15:07 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: FL: Griffin Heights residents complain of lack of landline service for 30 days By Nada Hassanein - Tallahassee Democrat An 81-year-old Griffin Heights resident has been without landline telephone service for the past month, her daughter Gwendolyn Thomas said. Thomas said she notified CenturyLink technicians, who told her the problem stems from a damaged telephone circuit. The Democrat has not received a response as of Thursday morning after inquiries to a CenturyLink manager. https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2020/10/16/tallahassee-neighborhood-lacks-phone-service-30-days-residents-say/3643950001/ -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sun, 18 Oct 2020
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