funny telecom cartoon (telecom) [telecom]
For a bit of telecom humor, see:
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...[telecom] Need some guidance on telecom easements [Telecom]
> ***** Moderator's Note *****
> IANAL, and you need a good one, experienced in both easements and
> tower leases. Don't go to the local guy: this is an area where new
> precedents are being set almost daily, as cell towers and cellular
> infrastructure pop up at every streetcorner. You need a firm that
> does this all the time.
> You can start by getting some facts by yourself:
> 1. What frequencies will the transmitter(s) operator on?
> 2. What company will hold the FCC license?
> 3. What are the authorized emission types?
&...Re: [telecom] FiOS in MDU Buildings [Telecom]
In a message dated 5/5/2009 11:10:40 AM Central Daylight Time,
On May 4, 9:23 am, "Tony Toews \[MVP\]" <tto...@telusplanet.net>
> 8 Hours is a Long Time
As stated, it's rare but it has happened. When a major storm hits,
power is out for _days_; a really major storm, for _weeks_.. I
watched them restring power wires after a bad storm, it is not trivial
In such circumstances the telephone is needed more than ever.
The traditional Central Office had a diesel generator in addition to
its batteries, so...Need a telecom attorney [Telecom]
I'm looking for an attorney in the Philadelphia area who specializes
in land easements. We have a telecom company looking to put some
antenna's, and I guess transmitters on our property and want someone
to review the agreements. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
***** Moderator's Note *****
Michael, you're a very wise man.
IANAL, and I'm sure the readers will offer suggestions, but let me add
these suggestions to get you started:
* How many antennas? How man transmitters? (It's NOT a one-to-one relationship!)
* For _their_ radi...Telecom News in TELECOM Digest
No offense, but I read other sources of news, and I see the stuff
below in several places where it's accurately sorted by topic. I read
Telecom Digest to get *telecom* related information, not the latest
Dish TV "special" or what Amazon is doing this week. Just a simple
> Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 12:10:52 -0500
> From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: DISH Network $999 HDTV Promo
[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: And no offense taken. Monty Solomon is
a sort of e...Cut Your Telecom Bills [telecom]
There is a good article called "Cut your telecom bills" in the May,
2011 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.
There are several parts of it that caught my eye right away: a section
titled "Some fiber really isn't", covering some of the physical-layer
issues we've been discussing here, and a section on the "Ooma" VoIP
service, plus a section on "The benefits of bundling and bargaining".
I'm curious what the Digest's readers think about the article.
(Filter QRM for direct replies)
Bill Horne wrote:
...[Telecom] Series on Telecom security
Bruce Schneier, who coined the term "Security Theater" and is the
author of "Applied Cryptography", publishes a newletter called
CRYPTO-GRAM, which I recommend to those who are interested in both
cryptography and security issues.
The January 15, 2010, issue includes these links:
'A very good four-part series:
"Risk and Security in the Telecommunications Industry." '
The series discusses the issues of survivability and resilience tha...[telecom] Harassed by robocalls [Telecom]
On Saturday, November 15, 2008 10:20 PM "Steven Lichter" <email@example.com> wrote:
[ snip ]
> the Golf Course in Lon Beach. What was happening was when the hunt
> group was busy the next call would go to another hunt group, which had
> out number on it; I would tell them they reached the wrong number, most
> were understanding and would try again. I passed the problem to our
> customer service office and they contacted the golf course and told
> them that they needed to add more numbers to their hunt group because
> they w...[telecom]recorded telecom messages
an archive of recorded messages:
Dave Garland wrote:
> an archive of recorded messages:
heh heh, those have some humor potential!
Rick Merrill wrote:
>Dave Garland wrote:
>>an archive of recorded messages:
>heh heh, those have some humor potential!
Friend of mine had a very realistic sounding ring tone with perfect SIT
(tone) sequence and "We're sorry due to call overload, our system ...Telecom in High Art [telecom]
I'm just listening to a classical radio program - this one featuring
the modern and rather hard-to-take composer Elliott Carter. He set
three of Robert Frost's poems to music, one of them being "The Line
Here come the line-gang pioneering by.
They throw a forest down less cut than broken.
They plant dead trees for living, and the dead
They string together with a living thread.
They string an instrument against the sky
Wherein words whether beaten out or spoken
Will run as hushed as when they were a thought
But in no hush they string it: they go past
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variety of phone equipment including telephone systems, transmission, swi...Re: CO backup power (was Re: [telecom] FiOS in MDU Buildings [Telecom]
In a message dated 5/10/2009 7:44:49 PM Central Daylight Time,
> Ahem. No battery is designed to float. They are designed to
> provide power ... and float when not doing that. I worked in those
> offices for 25 years and I assure you that their capacity to provide
> that power WAS tested regularly.
Usually [they were tested] every Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. In
autostart offices, the commercial power was disconnected automatically
to make sure the automatic transfer system and autostart system were
working right, as well as makin...Re: CO backup power (was Re: [telecom] FiOS in MDU Buildings [Telecom]
In a message dated 5/9/2009 8:54:13 AM Central Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> IIRC ESS1 (Morris Ill.) had minimal batteries, and a system that was
> supposed to start the diesels within 1/3 sec after a primary power
Several seconds--maybe a minute or more--are required for sirens or
horns to notify persons near a generator that it is getting ready to
autostart. No way it could start in 1/3 sec.
In article <email@example.com>, Wesrock@aol.com says...
> In a message...How Comcast, Verizon, and the Rest of Big Telecom Blew the Net-Neutrality Battle [telecom]
by Rob Pegoraro
Last Thursday's vote by the Federal Communications Commission to enact
sweeping net neutrality regulations represented almost a 180-degree
turnaround from a year ago.
Back then, a federal court struck down a timid set of net neutrality
rules, and the FCC responded by preparing still weaker regulations.
What happened between then and now? Much of the credit for this
reversal goes to millions of Americans who got mad and let Washington
know about it. The White House took note - in November, President
Obama asked the FCC to return to treating Internet providers ...Telecom Digest F.A.Q. [telecom]
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...Digium Responses for Telecom Digest [Telecom]
After a recent thread that brought up the subject of Asterisk PBX's, I
decided to get some more information to share with the readers. I
wrote to Digium sales, and submitted a list of questions.
Herewith, the answers from Digium: because their response contained
Microsoft character remnants, I had to redo the numbering. I also
repositioned some questions and answers to make the topics more clear:
any confusion is my fault.
- - - - - - - - -
Subject: Digium Responses for Telecom Digest
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 16...Telecom Digest archives questions [TELECOM]
I had a discussion tonight with Bill about our archives. As most of
you are aware we have long maintained our own set of archives here:
http://massis.lcs.mit.edu/telecom-archives/. This forum started in
1981 when Sergey and Larry were doing whatever 8 year-olds did in 1981
and Google Groups did not exist. If we wanted an archive we had to do
it ourselves. I can't speak for everyone, but going back and reading
the old archives has been like a trip down memory lane. I remember
when we had The Phone Company and would wait until 11 PM to call our
grandparents to save on to...Telecom Digest Info file [telecom]
This is the "Info" document for The Telecom Digest. It is sent
automatically to new subscribers, and posted occasionally in the
The Telecom Digest is an electronic magazine, or e-zine, devoted
mostly to telecommunications, and mostly to the Companies, technology,
regulations, politics, and people that affect, create, maintain, and
govern the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) of the world.
This is, as the above paragraph no doubt implies, much easier to _do_
than to _explain_. We cover any subject that's related to the
telephone network, including Voice-Over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP),
Cellular telephones, Air-to-ground telephone service, ship-to-shore
telephone connections, and even an occasional story about the old
manual world or the earlier generations of electro-mechanical Central
Office telephone switches.
The Telecom Digest isn't just about technology: it's about the way
that telephones shape our lives, and the ways that governments and
corporations and individuals shape the telephones and the networks
that make them work.
No matter what area of telecommunications you are interested in, the
odds are that you can contribute knowledge and opinions about the PSTN
to The Telecom Digest. There are very few areas of life that aren't
affected by phones, and we welcome everyone who is willing to help and
to abide by the rules.
The Telecom Digest moderator is Bill Horne, and he lives in the United
States....The perfect Telecom conversation piece [telecom]
Here's a perfect conversation piece for those awkward social
situations when someone asks what you did for a living in the dark
ages before computers: http://tinyurl.com/ygltn8r .
If you wind up buying it, feel free to invite me over to hook it up. ;-)
Of course, if you _do_ want to hook something up to a computer for
demonstrations, something more "modern" may be in order, so here's
some info on other equipment that is available for pickup in New
Jersey. (This is from the "Greenkeys" mailing list).
The seller's email is firstname.lastname@example.org...Digital bonanza for telecoms historians [telecom]
Digital bonanza for telecoms historians
Thursday, 12 January 2012 12:06
IT Industry - Development
The UK's National Archive is to digitise 165 years worth of British
Telecom's and its predecessors' historical documents.
The project is a collaboration between Coventry University, BT
Heritage and The National Archive and aims to catalogue, digitise and
develop a searchable online archive of almost half a million
photographs, images, documents and correspo...[telecom] Enforcing state telecom law
From: John Mayson <email@example.com>
>On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 5:37 PM, Steven <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> And how are they going to enforce their state law from someone
>> spoofing who is in India or China?
> Simple. They aren't. This is yet another example of a useless piece
> of legislation pushed through because the people demand they "do
> something". I wonder how many in the state capitol even understood
> the technology they were attempting to regulate?
They are not going to be able to incarcerate anyone for vi...Telecom Digest Reader Survey [telecom]
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> it -- you are entitled to know how your responses will be handled, and
> that ...Vodavi DHS-E TELECOM [telecom]
Anyone in here have any familiarity with the Vodavi DHS-E phone
system? I am having an issue that I can't seem to resolve.
The system originally had a Dispatch Voice Mail unit installed which
took a trip south. There a number of extensions that have the Message
Waiting Light flashing. With out the Dispatch I can't figure out how
to turn off the MWL and return the stations to normal.
Looking for a hint on how that can be done without the use of a bigger
...Re: [telecom] Goodbye to copper? [Telecom]
In a message dated 6/25/2009 10:57:30 PM Central Daylight Time,
> Yep, but that is essentially a political decision and highlights
> that such things hold back the use of potentially better
> You have to wonder if the costs of the newer technologies (in the
> long-term) would drop if they were to totally replace the older
> The issue (I suppose) is that by tying up old ways of doing things -
> either by fixed rates or just our attitudes of resisting change - we
> miss out on the bene...