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The Telecom Digest for Thu, 12 Mar 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 58 : "text" format

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Re: Keystone [was Re: History "Postal Telegraph"HAncock4
Calif. proposes much more backup power for telecomsdanny burstein
AT&T, Verizon Back Away From Smart Cities EffortsModerator
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <8df91861-7a88-40b6-b458-5e4e847ea6a2@googlegroups.com> Date: 9 Mar 2020 12:48:08 -0700 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: Keystone [was Re: History "Postal Telegraph" On Monday, March 9, 2020 at 11:58:07 AM UTC-4, Michael Moroney wrote: > As to non-Bell telephone companies, Rochester NY was separate from Ma Bell, > until the Bell breakup, I believe. > > From that retro Keystonetelephone.com, special numbers link: > 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. > > Also for some stupid reason I remember 113 was a special number on our > own phone system, but now, I have no clue what that number was even > for! Did some areas have several 11x special numbers? Going way back, sometimes a deskstand telephone could send out a spurious dial pulse. So, in the early days, service numbers like repair and directory assistance were numbered 11n instead of n11. (This is described in the Bell Labs history). This seemed to be much more common in step-by-step offices. Going well into the 1970s, step offices seemed to use 11n codes. Because of the limitations of step-by-step offices, sometimes toll calls required a series of digits to trunk over to a toll office. The link below is to a 1960 telco ad for various dialing instructions to different towns. https://books.google.com/books?id=CYRhAAAAIBAJ&ppis=_c&lpg=PA8&dq=new%20dialing%20instructions&pg=PA1#v=onepage&q&f=false [middle right of frame] see also telco ad [lower left of frame] https://books.google.com/books?id=CYRhAAAAIBAJ&ppis=_c&lpg=PA8&dq=new%20dialing%20instructions&pg=PA8#v=onepage&q&f=false (Also is an ad for an extension phone. Pictured is an AE 80). https://books.google.com/books?id=CYRhAAAAIBAJ&ppis=_c&lpg=PA8&dq=new%20dialing%20instructions&pg=PA9#v=onepage&q&f=false ------------------------------ Message-ID: <Pine.NEB.4.64.2003110030340.4841@panix5.panix.com> Date: 11 Mar 2020 00:32:24 -0400 From: "danny burstein" <dannyb@panix.com> Subject: Calif. proposes much more backup power for telecoms [San Francisco Chronicle] California proposes 3-day backup power for cell towers, communication networks California officials are serious about making sure that communication networks don't fail again during this year's wildfire season if power is shut off. State utility regulators have proposed a 72-hour backup power requirement for all parts of the networks, including cell towers, with clean energy options instead of diesel generators whenever possible. In a filing Friday, the California Public Utilities Commission said service should be maintained enough so that all customers can reach 911, receive emergency notifications and browse the web to get emergency information. ====== rest: https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/California-proposes-3-day-backup-power-for-cell-15118601.php _____________________________________________________ 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: <20200311170908.GA20178@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 17:09:08 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: AT&T, Verizon Back Away From Smart Cities Efforts High-profile executives from Verizon and AT&T who were dedicated to smart city operations are no longer involved and the efforts have been merged into other areas of the companies. By Mike Dano Verizon and AT&T no longer have high-profile executives dedicated to smart city operations. And both have largely folded their smart city efforts into other business units. Specifically, Verizon's VP of Smart Communities, Mrinalini (Lani) Ingram, left the company in September, and Verizon's smart city efforts have been moved under Maggie Hallbach, head of Verizon's Public Sector State Local and Education business. Similarly, AT&T's Mike Zeto, founder and general manager of AT&T's Smart Cities and emerging IoT solutions unit, recently left the operator to take a job at Boingo. AT&T said his duties will fall under the purview of Chris Penrose, the longtime chief of AT&T's IoT business and Zeto's former boss. https://www.lightreading.com/iot/verizon-atandt-withdraw-from-smart-city-efforts/a/d-id/758081 -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Thu, 12 Mar 2020
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