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The Telecom Digest for Wed, 11 Mar 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 57 : "text" format

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Re: Keystone [was Re: History "Postal Telegraph"John Levine
Re: Keystone [was Re: History "Postal Telegraph"Julian Thomas
AT&T Is Cooperating With Justice Department in Google Probe Moderator
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <r46qm3$lts$1@gal.iecc.com> Date: 10 Mar 2020 01:31:47 -0000 From: "John Levine" <johnl@taugh.com> Subject: Re: Keystone [was Re: History "Postal Telegraph" In article <r44dp7$mht$3@pcls7.std.com>, Michael Moroney <moroney@world.std.spaamtrap.com> wrote: >As to non-Bell telephone companies, Rochester NY was separate from Ma Bell, >until the Bell breakup, I believe. Lots of the US is served by independents, mostly rural areas. Rochester was the largest city completely served by an independent telco. After many mergers it's now part of Frontier. Much of what used to be rural Los Angeles was served by GT&E, although most it's not rural now, such as Santa Monica. GTE merged into Verizon, later the California areas were sold to Frontier. Keystone apparently hung on in Philadelphia until 1945 even though it presumably had much worse long distance connections than Bell. Long distance was expensive so I guess it was not so much of a big deal. -- Regards, John Levine, johnl@taugh.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies", Please consider the environment before reading this e-mail. https://jl.ly ------------------------------ Message-ID: <C5C715ED-BBF5-420B-9109-D247729B3F3D@jt-mj.net> Date: 9 Mar 2020 12:03:26 -0400 From: "Julian Thomas" <jt@jt-mj.net> Subject: Re: Keystone [was Re: History "Postal Telegraph" > On Mar 8, 2020, at 23:39, Michael Moroney <moroney@world.std.spaamtrap.com> wrote: > > Interesting how Keystone had a special 3 digit emergency number, and > it happened to be 911 backwards. As a kid I just knew to dial O for > operator in an emergency. In the older Bell SXS systems, emergency was 1191 -- Julian Thomas - http://jt-mj.net "We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color. - Maya Angelou" ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20200308213752.GA2260@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2020 21:37:52 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: AT&T Is Cooperating With Justice Department in Google Probe By Scott Moritz (Bloomberg) -- AT&T Inc. is cooperating with the U.S. Justice Department in its Google investigation, which is exploring whether the online search and advertising giant violated antitrust laws, according to a person familiar to the situation. The discussions are part of a probe into Google's digital advertising and search operations, and antitrust officials have been meeting with a range of parties, people with knowledge of the matter have said previously. That includes discussions with companies and organizations other than those that have voiced complaints about google in the past, such as Oracle Corp., News Corp. and Yelp Inc. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/t-cooperating-justice-department-google-005726749.html -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Wed, 11 Mar 2020
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