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The Telecom Digest for Fri, 18 Dec 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 328 : "text" format

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Almost $30 million to go [to] 18 broadband infrastructures
An actually useful new law that helps cable-tv/internet customers
'Completely Unacceptable' CenturyLink Network Outage Prompts $500,000 FCC Fine
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20201217195154.C55F4755@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2020 19:51:54 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Almost $30 million to go [to] 18 broadband infrastructures Nearly $30 million will go to fund 18 broadband infrastructure projects with a goal of connecting 15,965 households and 703 businesses in rural North Carolina to high-speed internet, Governor Cooper announced Thursday. The grants are part of the 2020 Special Supplementary Round of the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) Grant program and will be distributed through the N.C. Department of Information Technology (NCDIT) Broadband Infrastructure Office (BIO). https://www.caswellmessenger.com/news/article_70d7996e-4082-11eb-8890-577a84484077.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <Pine.NEB.4.64.2012170338360.10451@panix5.panix.com> Date: 17 Dec 2020 03:39:08 +0000 From: "danny burstein" <dannyb@panix.com> Subject: An actually useful new law that helps cable tv/internet customers from the kind folk at publicknowlege.org ---------- On December 20th, something exciting is happening for television viewers, and no, it's not a new Hallmark Christmas movie (although, we're sure that's happening too, and when it does happen, we'll be there!). What's happening is that FINALLY, consumers are going to get some transparency into how much they will spend on pay-TV service (e.g. cable or satellite television), before they sign up. ........... The new law will also put an end to the unconscionable business practice of charging consumers a rental fee for cable modem routers even if consumers do not use them! This common sense correction will permit consumers to continue to use their own equipment, and not be forced to pay for something they neither asked for nor needed. rest: https://www.publicknowledge.org/blog/all-i-want-for-christmas-is-fee-transparency/ _____________________________________________________ Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key dannyb@panix.com [to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded] ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20201217194815.4D244755@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2020 19:48:15 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: 'Completely Unacceptable' CenturyLink Network Outage Prompts $500,000 FCC Fine by Edward Gately A December 2018 CenturyLink network outage has prompted the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to fine the telco $500,000. In this week's order, the Commission's enforcement bureau said its consent decree and the fine resolves its investigation into the outage. The CenturyLink network outage lasted about 37 hours. The lengthy outage impacted CenturyLink's delivery of some 911 calls. https://www.channelpartnersonline.com/2020/12/16/completely-unacceptable-centurylink-network-outage-prompts-500000-fcc-fine/ ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Fri, 18 Dec 2020
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