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Entire broadband industry sues Vermont to stop state net neutrality law [te...

October 22, 2018, 6:19 pm

The nation's largest broadband industry lobby groups have sued Vermont to stop a state law that requires ISPs to follow net neutrality principles in order to qualify for government contracts. The ... Read more »

Telcos flailing against tide to turn into dumb pipes [telecom]

October 22, 2018, 2:10 pm

Telcos flailing against tide to turn into dumb pipes Streaming, 5G, and thoughts and prayers are being deployed by telcos to be anything other than bit handlers. Read more »

All Area Codes dot Com

October 21, 2018, 3:08 pm

Folks, I just found this site a few minutes ago: . I've barely clicked around in it. But it could be useful for anyone who needs to see area code layouts... Read more »

Communications Workers of America Launches FirstNet Website [telecom]

October 21, 2018, 12:36 am

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) announced the launch of, an initiative and website devoted to increasing the availability of information about FirstNet for first... Read more »

AT&T to Court: DOJ Has No Legal Legs to Stand On [telecom]

October 21, 2018, 12:28 am

Makes final case for Time Warner deal By John Eggerton The Department of Justice used bad numbers to come to the wrong conclusion about AT&T-Time Warner merger--that it would substantially lessen... Read more »

Ajit Pai killed rules that could have helped Florida recover from hurricane...

October 19, 2018, 4:10 pm

Pai blames carriers, but he killed rules that were spurred by Hurricane Sandy. By Jon Brodkin The Federal Communications Commission chairman slammed wireless carriers on Tuesday for failing to qu... Read more »

Generic telco AI platforms will be driven by open source, but it will be ye...

October 18, 2018, 1:09 am

Oyster Bay, New York - 17 Oct 2018 The use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the telecom domain is now an established practice and chatbots, customer services, and network managem... Read more »

DOJ Continues To Point Out A Mega-Merged AT&T Will Jack Up Prices On Ev...

October 18, 2018, 12:59 am

from the do-not-pass-go,-do-not-collect-$200 dept AT&T recently defeated the DOJ's challenge to their $86 billion merger with Time Warner thanks to a comically narrow reading of the markets by U.S... Read more »

Up to 9.5 million net neutrality comments were made with stolen identities ...

October 18, 2018, 12:48 am

By Jon Brodkin The New York attorney general's office is widening an investigation into fraudulent net neutrality comments, saying it estimates that up to 9.5 million comments were submitted using... Read more »

History: General Telephone advertising [telecom]

October 17, 2018, 7:58 pm

General Telephone & Electronics was the largest of the independent telephone companies (not associated with the Bell System). Here are a few of their ads: 1961--chart our own course http://gogd.... Read more »

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WQN, Inc. Announces the Introduction of RocketVoIP

[Comment: I have looked over this company's web site a little bit and while they are so new that I can't find any customer reviews of their service, I can say that even if they do give decent service... Read more »


California woman charged with using spyware to tap a police officer's phone...

California woman charged with using spyware to tap a police officer's phone Investigators say Kristin Nyunt intercepted sensitive law enforcement information. by Megan Geuss Oct 20 2014 Ars Tech... Read more »


Re: From Our Archives: Exchange Names in St. Louis

Not correct. When I lived in Long Beach, California, around 1987, the Orange County Transit District ran service into Long Beach but its offices were long distance from Long Beach. I believe the nu... Read more »


Is Verizon Wireless Sabotaging Older Cell Phones?

I have long had a Nokia 5180 phone (since Xmas 1998, to be exact). It was on its second battery, but eventually couldn't even keep that charged, and I finally decided, this past February, to claim o... Read more »


Wierd Telephone Problems

Hello: I have this problem with my telephone at home. For incoming calls, sometimes, it would ring once then disconnect the caller. I thought it was my phone, but I bought a new one, and it was the ... Read more »


How to find out mobile carrier's web-to-sms gateway address?

Is there anyway to find the e-mail to SMS gateway a mobile carrier uses to route email as SMS messages? I am talking about any carrier: I found some lists on the internet, but they don't cover all t... Read more »


Online Banking Keeps Customers on Hook for Fees [telecom]

Online Banking Keeps Customers on Hook for Fees By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ October 15, 2011 Customers frustrated by banks' controversial new fees are finding out what industry insiders have known for yea... Read more »


Demystifying the Blockchain [telecom]

By Andrew Ross Sorkin This is bonkers. A new so-called blockchain company is selling virtual real estate online with prices as high as $120,000 for a 10-meter by 10-meter piece of virtual land. Yo... Read more »


When Texting Is Wrong [Telecom]

The Moral of the Story - The Ethicist's take on the news When Texting Is Wrong By Randy Cohen July 13, 2009, 11:50 pm The Issue: You're having dinner with your teenage kids, and they text throughou... Read more »


Tracing Calls w/Spoofed Numbers? [telecom]

Is this even possible - given the resources of a government? I keep getting these lame-sounding letters from the Pennsylvania (USA) AG's office explaining why they can't do anything about telephone s... Read more »