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The Telecom Digest for Sat, 04 Jan 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 4 : "text" format

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California Supreme Court Incommodes Wireless Access To Rights Of WayModerator
Re: Of course AT&T is outsourcing thousands of jobs after getting a massive tax cut last yearHAncock4
Trump signs law to reduce robocalls, though they won't end Monty Solomon
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20200103043814.GA19362@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2020 04:38:14 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: California Supreme Court Incommodes Wireless Access To Rights Of Way by W. Ray Rutngamlug and Amanda Witt Amidst the ongoing power struggle between communications service providers striving for unfettered access to rights-of-way to place their facilities, and municipalities working to protect their authority over such rights-of-way, local governments retained a measure of control over the deployment of wireless equipment in their rights-of-way when the California Supreme Court held that munici- palities may consider aesthetics when granting wireless installation permits. T-Mobile (along with other wireless service providers such as NextG Networks and ExteNet Systems), challenged a San Francisco ordinance conditioning access to public rights-of-way on aesthetic consider- ations. In particular, the City's ordinance No. 12-11 regulated the construction, installation, and maintenance of wireless equipment in order to prevent the placement of equipment in a manner that would "diminish the City's beauty," and required heightened aesthetic review in certain areas. http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=878742&email_access=on -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <79e0b20b-6b27-4c23-9202-aac7022d3067@googlegroups.com> Date: 2 Jan 2020 12:30:33 -0800 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: Of course AT&T is outsourcing thousands of jobs after getting a massive tax cut last year On Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 6:35:58 PM UTC-5, Moderator wrote: > It's bad enough that AT&T cut thousands of jobs (after promising to > create thousands of new ones) despite saving a reported $3 billion > thanks to the Trump tax cuts that were signed into law in December > 2017. The carrier had pushed hard for the tax cuts, promising to > invest an extra $1 billion in 2018 - with CEO Randall Stephenson even > touting that "every billion dollars AT&T invests is 7,000 hard-hat > jobs." And he told CNBC the following, by way of continuing to make a > public case for the tax cuts: "Lower taxes drives more investment, > drives more hiring, drives greater wages. I know exactly what AT&T > would do: We would invest more." > https://bgr.com/2019/12/31/att-jobs-outsourced-after-tax-cut/ This is a far cry from the past, when the Bell System often bragged about hiring multiple generations of families "35 members of her family worked for the telephone company" https://books.google.com/books?id=4EsEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA3&dq=bell%20telephone%20family&pg=PA3#v=onepage&q&f=false "575,000 workers in the Bell system" https://books.google.com/books?id=OEIEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA3&dq=bell%20telephone%20family&pg=PA3#v=onepage&q&f=false "mothers and daughters doing just fine" https://books.google.com/books?id=4EgEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA8&dq=bell%20telephone%20mother&pg=PA8#v=onepage&q&f=false "father, two sons, and daughter in law all work for telephone company" "Bell System average length of service is three times that of other companies" https://books.google.com/books?id=GEgEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA3&dq=bell%20telephone%20father%20son&pg=PA3#v=onepage&q&f=false "This way son" https://books.google.com/books?id=VT8EAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA25&dq=%22western%20electric%22%20son&pg=PA25#v=onepage&q&f=false "Nine members of the Moore family make the Bell system work in Little Rock" (1981) https://books.google.com/books?id=1UAhIAbeTxoC&lpg=PA450&dq=bell%20system%20family&pg=PA450#v=onepage&q&f=false "Up from the ranks" (Bell System presidents started at the bottom of the ladder) https://books.google.com/books?id=bk8EAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&dq=bell%20system%20family&pg=PA2#v=onepage&q&f=false ------------------------------ Message-ID: <D0E0F1AB-72EE-42AA-9D2F-DD0A6B22352E@roscom.com> Date: 1 Jan 2020 18:03:32 -0500 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Trump signs law to reduce robocalls, though they won't end "The key is requiring these phone companies to help stop the calls before they reach the consumer and do it at no additional charge," said Consumer Reports' Maureen Mahoney. NEW YORK - An anti-robocalls measure signed into law Monday by President Donald Trump should help reduce the torrent of unwanted calls promising lower interest rates or pretending to be the IRS, though it won't make all such calls disappear. The new law gives authorities more enforcement powers and could speed up measures the industry is already taking to identify robocalls. And when phone companies block robocalls, they must do so without charging consumers. This should help Americans dodge many of these annoying calls. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-signs-law-reduce-robocalls-though-they-won-t-end-n1108896 ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sat, 04 Jan 2020
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