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Cell Phone Towers Losing Capabilities After Isaias: Governor [telecom]

August 6, 2020, 10:36 pm

Cell phone towers in Connecticut are starting to lose their capabilities following the damage and outages from Tropical Storm request for a Presidential Emergency Declaration. https://www.nbcconne... Read more »

Telecommunication Companies Say They're Managing [telecom]

August 6, 2020, 10:34 pm

HARTFORD, CT - Telecommunications companies AT&T and Verizon said Thursday they have enough backup generation to keep their cellular towers up and running if they can't reconnect to the electrical... Read more »

When will my internet be back? Probably when power is restored, providers ...

August 5, 2020, 8:30 pm

By Ben Lambert Xfinity outages in the greater New Haven area Wednesday are likely linked to the damage done by Tropical Storm Isaias, a spokesman said Wednesday. In a statement, Kristen L. Robert... Read more »

911 services down for some in Yancey/Mitchell areas [telecom]

August 5, 2020, 7:58 pm

Too-Close-To-Home-Department ... Authorities said 911 services and some landline services are down in the Yancey and Mitchell areas as Frontier Communications engineers perform network upgrades. ... Read more »

Read the Fine-Print on Verizon's New 4G Home Internet [telecom]

August 5, 2020, 7:26 pm

By Joanna Nelius Verizon announced today that it has launched a brand new 4G LTE home internet option for residents in parts of Savannah, Georgia, Springfield, Missouri, and the Tri-Cities of both... Read more »

Verizon takes delivery of Ericsson's US-made 5G base station [telecom]

August 5, 2020, 7:13 pm

by Monica Alleven Ericsson announced today that Verizon is the first recipient of a U.S.-manufactured commercial 5G base station from Ericsson's new smart factory in Texas. https://www.fiercewire... Read more »

[telecom] How Cops Can Secretly Track Your Phone

August 5, 2020, 12:54 am

A guide to stingray surveillance technology, which may have been deployed at recent protests. Read more »

Gephardt: Internet Data Caps Returning, Impacting Pandemic Telecommuters [...

August 4, 2020, 8:41 pm

BY MATT GEPHARDT & SLOAN SCHRAGE SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is forcing thousands of Utahns to use the internet as telecommuters so they can work and learn from home. ... Read more »

Following Years of Protest, Cell Tower Equipment Atop Trinidad Head Will S...

August 4, 2020, 8:18 pm

By Ryan Burns For years now, residents of Trinidad and its environs, including many Native Americans, have voiced their objections to a cell phone tower located atop Trinidad Head. The picturesque... Read more »

Teachers, Students, Parents Demand Comcast and Verizon Help Close the Digi...

August 3, 2020, 5:38 pm

by Tiffany Watson BALTIMORE, MD - As a part of the August 3rd National Day of Resis- tance, Baltimore City, Prince George's County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia teachers unions are demandin... 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 »


AT&T wins enhanced spectrum position following auction [telecom]

Company now has more than 1,040 MHz of nationwide mmWave spectrum AT&T has won spectrum licenses covering more than 99% of the U.S. population following the close of FCC Auction 103. The company's ... Read more »


CenturyLink faces more scrutiny from Minnesota regulators after 911 outage ...

State utility regulators have voted to increase reporting requirements. By Mike Hughlett CenturyLink faces beefed-up reporting requirements for its Minnesota 911 contract after a state report fou... 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 »