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The Telecom Digest for Tue, 15 Dec 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 325 : "text" format

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Time to sharpen up
Halifax County attempts to salvage parts of broadband project after CenturyLink challenges
Bill Horne, TELECOM Digest
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20201214181129.3C5F5732@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2020 18:11:29 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Time to sharpen up. By: Andy Choi Learn how the latest MyEdge series can help you improve your skills; plus the latest iPhone now available for V Teamers. Today on Up To Speed Live, Andy shared the following news and announcements. MyEdge returns MyEdge is a video series from our [Verizon] HR Learning and Development team that V Teamers can find and watch on Learning Portal 2.0. Matty Braden from our Learning and Development team joined Andy to talk about how his group partnered with Verizon Media Studios to develop the MyEdge docuseries. Word spread as season one dropped over the past year, with 15-20K people watching individual episodes. Now an all new second season focuses on how we can sharpen our own edge for 2021. Speaking of Up To Speed We want to acknowledge a slight change in the way you watch and interact with Up To Speed. We are temporarily disabling comment features for live broadcasts that may include an external audience. V Teamers will still be able to interact and connect with us on our internal channels. This shift came after we noticed on our Wednesday live broadcast with Hans and Christy that a live chat commenter on Twitter from outside the company made a handful of remarks that attempted to reference spectrum acquisition. With an ongoing spectrum auction at the FCC, this is a topic we all must handle with sensitivity. https://www.verizon.com/about/news/speed-december-11-2020 ***** Moderator's Note ***** One of the requirements of offsite-office arrangements is that things that usually go on internal servers have to be made available to employees whom are working without VPN's. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20201214173657.BFBD8732@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2020 17:36:57 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Halifax County attempts to salvage parts of broadband project after CenturyLink challenges By Ashley Hodge Halifax County is doing what it can to salvage portions of a broadband project that has been challenged by CenturyLink. Halifax County Board of Supervisors were made aware of the challenge when they met Monday evening. http://www.yourgv.com/business/local_business/halifax-county-attempts-to-salvage-parts-of-broadband-project-after-centurylink-challenges/article_ca192516-3992-11eb-a2cc-9b32c1683aa0.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <202012141334b7701@telecom-digest.org> Date: 14 Dec 2020 20:03:19 -0000 From: "Sarah Palmer" <redacted@telecom-digest.org> Subject: Bill Horne, TELECOM Digest Happy Friday Bill! As a Mom I'm just reaching out to let you know your links page was a big help to my daughter Payton and a school project she's working on. (I hope you don't mind me contacting you, but I figured everyone could use a nice message these days! What a year 2020 has been!) With all the uncertainty still happening with COVID-19, Payton's school has moved all their work to virtual classrooms online. It's been quite the transition for sure, but I'm doing my best to help Payton with her homework to ensure she doesn't fall behind! Right now, I'm helping her with a 'Famous Inventors' project she's working on for her History class. Every day, they learn about a new inventor/invention that changed history. At the end of the week they are required write a paper about what they learned. It's fun! Your page led us to some great websites to check out on the telephone, so Payton and I wanted to make sure we thanked you :) If it's not too much trouble, could you add another link to your page? Payton found this guide last night which I was impressed with! It was neat to see how the telephone, and communication in general, has changed over the years. This is it.... https://www.not-on-your-best-day-and-my-worst.faux-fake.invalid Can you add it on here? http://telecom-digest.org/links.html I'd love to show Payton and her teacher! It's always nice getting some recognition for a job well done. ...And perhaps Payton will even get some extra credit from her teacher if I show him? Brownie points would be great with report cards coming out shortly! (I can't believe it's almost Christmas! Where does the time go?) Let me know if you get a chance to add it! The project is due on Monday, if you get a free moment to include it at some point over this weekend! But if not, whenever you get a chance to is great! Thanks :) Wishing you a very Happy Holidays, Sarah and Payton Palmer ***** Moderator's Note ***** Oh, sorry Sarah, but my store of stupidity has been out-of-stock for a while now, and I don't expect any deliveries in the near future. I know that it's hard to grow a business - I used to own one, after all - but I don't think lying to and manipulating others to get free advertising is the best example to set for your virtual darling (does she have a virtual bow in her virtual hair?) daughter. I'm as gullible as the next guy, but the obviousness of this oh-so-glad-handed mawkish sentimentality is just, well, cloying. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Tue, 15 Dec 2020
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