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The Telecom Digest for Wed, 21 Aug 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 233 : "text" format

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CenturyLink, CWA Reach Contract Agreement for 8,000 Workers Bill Horne
There were two issues of the Telecom Digest todayTelecom Digest Moderator
Woman receives bill for fraudulent accountBill Horne
AZ: APS officials detail broadband planBill Horne
150 RNN employees to be laid off with shuttering of news channelBill Horne
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20190820203232.GA20828@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:32:32 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: CenturyLink, CWA Reach Contract Agreement for 8,000 Workers By Edward Gately CenturyLink and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have reached an early agreement on a three-year contract extension covering more than 8,000 employees in 13 states. The proposed deal provides wage increases of 3% in the first year, then 2.5% in the second and third years. lt preserves job security provisions and pension benefits, and reduces health care costs for workers and retirees, according to the CWA. https://www.channelpartnersonline.com/2019/08/20/centurylink-cwa-reach-contract-agreement-for-8000-workers/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20190820202815.GA20723@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:28:16 +0000 From: Telecom Digest Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: There were two issues of the Telecom Digest today First, a heads-up: if you get individual copies of Telecom Digest emails, i.e., a separate email for each post, then this doesn't apply to you. For those whom didn't know that was possible, please refer to the FAQ, which is at http://telecom-digest.org/faq.html . I got a couple of emails asking me why there were two issues of the Telecom Digest today, i.e., two separate issue numbers on two separatte "digest" versions of our publication. The explanation is simple: it's supposed to do that. There are many ISP's, it turns out, and a *LOT* of company-owned Mail Transfer Agents, which refuse emails which are over an arbitrary "size" limit. Some companies do that to prevent or reduce spam, some to cut down on photo sharing among employees, and some for no discernable reason. Long story short: the email robot that generates the Telecom Digest is set to limit each issue of the Digest to five emails. Anything over five, and the rest are put into a second issue, and (if needed), a third, etc. It's not something that happens very often, since I only approve a few articles each day, but yesterday I got a little fuzzy-headed and sent out seven posts. Relax: it's supposed to do that. ;-) Bill P.S. This post won't be distributed to Usenet. -- Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20190820204419.GA20966@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:44:19 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Woman receives bill for fraudulent account DUNWOODY, Ga. - A woman told authorities Aug. 9 that she received a bill from Verizon for $451 mailed to her residence on Redfield Drive for an account she had not opened. The victim did not have a Verizon account and told police that someone had used her identity to open a new account at a Verizon store location. The person signed a two-year installment agreement for three iPhone devices. She received a previous notice that her identity had been compromised a few months earlier. The installment plan was not approved because of an issue confirming the proper identity. All paperwork concerning the identity theft was placed into police files for evidence. http://www.thecrier.net/news/local_news/article_d3c0b3c8-c340-11e9-bf3a-4b9281f8907a.html -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20190820203557.GA20850@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:35:57 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: AZ: APS officials detail broadband plan By Peter Aleshire Arizona Public Service officials at a meeting of the Navajo County Board of Supervisors recently offered additional details of a plan that could improve the speed, reliability and capacity of the internet in much of northern Arizona. The presentation provided additional details on how the APS plan could dovetail with efforts to eliminate the dangerous outages that have plagued Rim Country for years, taking out both the internet and cell phone service when mishaps cut the existing CenturyLink line between Phoenix and Payson that passes through Camp Verde. https://www.paysonroundup.com/news/local/aps-officials-detail-broadband-plan/article_b7438b57-534d-5e38-9221-52f20f1c8c01.html -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20190820204034.GA20873@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:40:35 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: 150 RNN employees to be laid off with shuttering of news channel By Storm Gifford Nearly 150 workers will soon be jobless when Verizon Fios ceases its news channel broadcasts in November. The group of regional TV networks, which reaches about 7 million homes in New York and New Jersey, will cease airing original content Nov. 16 at midnight, according to a report from the Rockland/Westchester Journal News. https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-150-fios-employees-will-be-laid-off-20190819-vczyauflszebdhe42a74nadj7q-story.html -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Wed, 21 Aug 2019

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