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The Telecom Digest for Fri, 20 Nov 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 302 : "text" format

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Shreveport Urges Judge To Ax CenturyLink Suit Over Permits
Canada: Pole Attachment Charge Approved By OEB Upheld On Appeal
FCC Announces Opening Of Connected Care Pilot Program Application Filing Window
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20201120000254.6D645755@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 00:02:54 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Shreveport Urges Judge To Ax CenturyLink Suit Over Permits The city of Shreveport, Louisiana, has urged a federal judge in the Pelican State to toss a suit by CenturyLink challenging blocked permits for the telecom's expansion plans, arguing that issues in the case have already been resolved in a state court. https://www.law360.com/telecom/articles/1330568/shreveport-urges-judge-to-ax-centurylink-suit-over-permits ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20201119233922.C5287755@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 23:39:22 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Canada: Pole Attachment Charge Approved By OEB Upheld On Appeal by Fred D. Cass The Ontario Divisional Court has issued a decision dismissing an appeal with respect to the charge approved by the Ontario Energy Board for wireline attachments to electricity distribution poles. The appeal arose from the OEB's policy review of miscellaneous rates and charges applied by electricity distributors for specific activities or services. The province-wide pole attachment charge, which applies by default when a utility-specific pole attachment charge has not been approved for a particular electricity distributor, had not been changed since 2005 and the OEB prioritized wireline pole attachments as a first component of the first phase of its policy review. https://www.mondaq.com/canada/oil-gas-electricity/1006796/pole-attachment-charge-approved-by-oeb-upheld-on-appeal?email_access=on ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20201119b234732.53938755@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 23:47:32 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: FCC Announces Opening Of Connected Care Pilot Program Application Filing Window by John J. Heitmann and Carolyn Mahoney The Connected Care Program, adopted in the Connected Care Program Order, will make available up to $100 million dollars over a three year period for selected pilot projects. The Program will provide financial support for qualifying purchases necessary to provide connected care services through the Connected Care Program, with an emphasis on providing connected care services to low-income and veteran patients. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/healthcare/1006844/fcc-announces-opening-of-connected-care-pilot-program-application-filing-window?email_access=on ***** Moderator's Note ***** You might have read that many of those in Congress greeted the Coronavirus with the words "Never waste a good crisis!" They've kept their word: the "Connected Care Program," being sold as a way to allow physicians to care for patients by remote control, thus preventing them from getting COVID-19, is, in fact, a givaway to the "Managed Health Care" industry. If you thought the doctor you'll be "connected" with is the same one you're used to seeing, think again. The person you'll be "connected" to will - during the pandemic and after coronavirus is gone - most likely be a greaduate of a medical school in a foreign country, looking at you through a "connected" video display that's been paid for by your tax money, as part of the best crisis- management-for-profit that your tax dollars can buy. At best, you'll be "examined" by a competent physician with current training, moonlighting and taking advantage of time-zone differences to pick up some extra cash - at worst, by an unqualified person who couldn't pass the admittance boards in the U.S. even if (s)he could get a special-needs visa to help with the "crises" that the best legislators money can buy have been trying so hard not to waste. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Fri, 20 Nov 2020
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