Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2020 04:38:14 +0000
From: Moderator <email@example.com>
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
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.
Telecom Digest Moderator
Date: 2 Jan 2020 12:30:33 -0800
From: HAncock4 <firstname.lastname@example.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."
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"
"575,000 workers in the Bell system"
"mothers and daughters doing just fine"
"father, two sons, and daughter in law all work for telephone company"
"Bell System average length of service is three times that of other
"This way son"
"Nine members of the Moore family make the Bell system work in
Little Rock" (1981)
"Up from the ranks" (Bell System presidents started at the bottom
of the ladder)
Date: 1 Jan 2020 18:03:32 -0500
From: "Monty Solomon" <email@example.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
End of telecom Digest Sat, 04 Jan 2020