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Friday — February 28, 2014 — Issue No. 595

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Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

Near the end of this issue there is an article about Boeing's new smartphone. In fact it's so smart that it will self-destruct if you try to open it.

“The Boeing Black phone is manufactured as a sealed device both with epoxy around the casing and with screws, the heads of which are covered with tamper proof covering to identify attempted disassembly. Any attempt to break open the casing of the device would trigger functions that would delete the data and software contained within the device and make the device inoperable.”

Cool — just the thing every spy needs!

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I am very sorry to report that my friend Al Lauttamus has passed away. His obituary follows below. My sincere condolences to his son Paul and his family.

He founded Lauttamus Communications and Security in West Virginia, and was a member of the prestigious Radio Club of America, as well as a fellow ham radio operator. He was very active in our paging community, and was on the board of the paging/messaging trade association CMA (Critical Messaging Association), formerly AAPC, formerly PCIA. Al was a genuinely nice guy.

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This week Apple fixed some security-related problems in Mac OS-X and iOS.

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By the way, if you are receiving e-mail on your desk-top computer, and on a smart phone, and maybe an iPad too, you should be using IMAP e-mail accounts instead of POP e-mail accounts. That way you can read your e-mail messages on all your devices without getting into a confusing mess of losing messages that are important and saving messages that are not. Here is what Google has to say about it:

If you're trying to decide between using POP and IMAP, we encourage you to use IMAP.

Unlike POP, IMAP offers two-way communication between your web Gmail and your email client. This means when you log in to Gmail using a web browser, actions you perform on email clients and mobile devices (ex: putting mail in a 'work' folder) will instantly and automatically appear in Gmail (ex: it will already have a 'work' label on that email the next time you sign in).

IMAP also provides a better method to access your mail from multiple devices. If you check your email at work, on your mobile phone, and again at home, IMAP ensures that new mail is accessible from any device at any given time.

Finally, IMAP offers a more stable experience overall. Whereas POP is prone to losing messages or downloading the same messages multiple times, IMAP avoids this through two-way syncing capabilities between your mail clients and your web Gmail.

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Conenza Brings Multi-Channel Communications to Franchise Market with Ivycorp

New multi-channel communication solution to be showcased at Conenza Booth #604 at the International Franchise Association's Annual Convention.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 21, 2014

Conenza, a leading cloud-based solution for franchisee communication and support, announced a strategic partnership with Ivycorp, a group messaging provider for businesses, to deliver an innovative solution for enhancing franchise system communications.

The Conenza Engagement Platform's new Multi-Channel Communications module, powered by Ivytalk®, enables franchisers to:

  • Quickly and easily build and deploy communications to franchisees via email, text (SMS), and mobile applications.
  • Share multi-media across multiple channels.
  • Share and store communications and resources in a central, searchable, secure, and mobile-optimized online environment.
  • Collect and manage communication preferences for franchisees through a streamlined user-interface.
  • Empower franchisees with an innovative mobile marketing tool to reach and engage their local customers and prospects.

"Now more than ever, effective communications is critical to the success of any franchise system," said Tony Audino, CEO of Conenza. "We are confident that the partnership with Ivycorp will enable us to provide franchises with an easy, economical and highly-effective way to communicate with franchisees across multiple channels for the purposes of support, marketing, crisis management, and more. We don't believe there is anything else like it in the marketplace."

"We are excited to be working with Conenza to provide a private, secure multi-channel messaging solution to the franchise market," said Mary Jesse, CEO of Ivycorp. "Our integrated solution will help solve communication challenges that have plagued the industry since its inception."

Live Demos at the International Franchise Association's Annual Convention:
The Conenza Team will be showcasing this new feature next week at the International Franchise Association's Annual Convention in New Orleans at Booth #604.

Availability:
The Conenza Engagement Platform's new Multi-Channel Communications module is available now. Prospective clients can reach out to Conenza online at https://www.conenza.com/contact to begin a conversation.

About Conenza:
Founded in 2006, Conenza helps companies around the world keep the people that are critical to their success informed, connected and engaged. Conenza applies its world-class communication and engagement solution, the Conenza Engagement Platform, to solve three unique business problems: alumni management, franchisee communication and support, and partner enablement. Conenza's experience in building high-performing online resources that support hundreds of thousands of unique users includes some of the biggest companies in the world, like Costco, Dell, Citi and Microsoft. For more information, visit http://www.conenza.com .

About IvyCorp:
Ivycorp is a technology company providing group messaging solutions for businesses and individuals. By extending existing communications systems to address communication gaps in many industries, IvyCorp's enterprise-grade Ivytalk solutions allow businesses to become more effective and efficient. The Ivycorp leadership team has more than 50 years of experience in the mobility and enterprise software industries, working with leading companies such as McCaw Cellular, AT&T Wireless, and Motorola. For more information about Ivycorp or Ivytalk, please visit http://www.ivytalk.com .

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About Us

A new issue of the Wireless Messaging Newsletter is posted on the web each week. A notification goes out by e-mail to subscribers on most Fridays around noon central US time. The notification message has a link to the actual newsletter on the web. That way it doesn't fill up your incoming e-mail account.

There is no charge for subscription and there are no membership restrictions. Readers are a very select group of wireless industry professionals, and include the senior managers of many of the world's major Paging and Wireless Messaging companies. There is an even mix of operations managers, marketing people, and engineers — so I try to include items of interest to all three groups. It's all about staying up-to-date with business trends and technology.

I regularly get readers' comments, so this newsletter has become a community forum for the Paging, and Wireless Messaging communities. You are welcome to contribute your ideas and opinions. Unless otherwise requested, all correspondence addressed to me is subject to publication in the newsletter and on my web site. I am very careful to protect the anonymity of those who request it.

I spend the whole week searching the Internet for news that I think may be of interest to you — so you won't have to. This newsletter is an aggregator — a service that aggregates news from other news sources. You can help our community by sharing any interesting news that you find.

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Editorial Opinion pieces present only the opinions of the author. They do not necessarily reflect the views of any of advertisers or supporters. This newsletter is independent of any trade association.

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Alvar Lauttamus Obituary


December 23, 1943 — February 27, 2014
Resided in Weirton, WV

On Thursday February 27, 2014, Weirton lost a visionary entrepreneur. Alvar “Al” Lauttamus was born on December 23, 1943, a son of the late Alvar Victor Lauttamus and Marjorie Miller Lauttamus of Wellsburg, WV.

At a very early age Al developed a passion for electronics. He graduated from Wellsburg High School in 1962, attended the Pittsburgh Technical Institute and began his career at C&P Telephone Company.

After leaving C&P Telephone Company he started his business out of his garage, which eventually became Lauttamus Communications and Security serving customers throughout the United States while employing over 50 people.

Al was involved in many civic and business organizations, including membership in the Chambers of Commerce's., a member in good standing of the Association of Telemessaging Services International, as was the board of director of the International Food & Art Festival, Atlantic States Telephone Answering Service, Association, American Association of Paging Carriers, and Critical Messaging Association. He is also active in the Weirton Heights Rotary, where he is a Charter Member of Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow, and was honored as Rotarian of the Year in 1998. He was honored in 1998 by the Friends of Northern Community College, as its Citizen of the Year in Business. Al was awarded the Sam Walton Small Businessman of the Year, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year. In June of 2006 Lauttamus Communications received the WV Governors Service Award for Community Service. In 2013 Lauttamus Communications was ranked as one of the fastest 100 growing companies in Western, Pa.

Al was a life long member of the Wellsburg United Methodist Church.

Al is survived by his daughter, Jodi Lauttamus of Tucson Arizona; his son, Paul Lauttamus, daughter in law, Annie Lauttamus, and grandson, Carson Lauttamus all of Weirton, WV.

Visitation will be 6-8 PM Friday and 2-4 and 6-8 PM Saturday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, where funeral services will be held 1:30 PM on Sunday.

Interment will follow at Kadesh Chapel Cemetery, Beech Bottom, WV

Memorial contributions in AL's memory may be made to the Weirton Heights Rotary Club.

Source: Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home

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Our systems not only notify your personnel quickly and reliably, but also provide actionable feedback to fine-tune your procedures, reduce unnecessary alarms, and improve patient outcomes.

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Mark Zuckerberg Says WhatsApp Worth More Than $19 Billion Price

Cornelius Rahn, ©2014 Bloomberg News
Updated 6:46 pm, Monday, February 24, 2014

Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said WhatsApp Inc., which his social- media company bought last week, was "worth more than $19 billion."

The mobile-messaging startup was "a great fit for us," Zuckerberg said at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona yesterday. "Already almost half-a-billion people love using WhatsApp for messaging and it's the most engaging app we've ever seen exist on mobile by far."

The cash-and-stock acquisition was the biggest by Facebook, the world's largest social network, and the most expensive for an Internet company in more than a decade. The deal gave WhatsApp roughly the same valuation as Gap Inc. and more than half the market value of micro-blogging service Twitter Inc.

Zuckerberg, who also bought photo-sharing service Instagram for about $700 million in 2012, has been adding applications such as messaging and news to court smartphone and tablet users.

The WhatsApp deal will help Facebook play a more important role in getting more people connected, Zuckerberg said.

Mountain View, California-based WhatsApp, which is popular in Europe, lets users send messages through its service on mobile devices based on different operating systems including Apple Inc.'s iOS, Google Inc.'s Android, Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Phone and BlackBerry Ltd.'s software.

WhatsApp Competitors

Unlike traditional text messages, which consumers pay for through their mobile-phone plans, WhatsApp is free for the first year, and costs 99 cents a year after that. It also competes with Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s WeChat in China, KakaoTalk in Korea and Line in Japan, as well as Facebook's own application, Facebook Messenger.

While Zuckerberg declined to comment when asked whether he would make a bid for Snapchat, he said that after a large deal such as WhatsApp, "you're probably done for a while."

While WhatsApp had low revenues, it would be worth more because of its strategic value, huge business potential to double its users and its fit with Facebook.

Zuckerberg also said he's seeking three to five phone companies as partners in an effort to connect billions of people to the Internet that don't yet have access.

Carriers joining the initiative would roll out networks and provide data service for free to people who can't afford it, he said. That would provide services including social networks, messaging, food and weather information that could eventually bring in revenue for carriers and Internet companies.

Internet Partners

"I want to show that this model works, that's why we're looking for partners who are serious about this," he said. The undertaking will probably be loss-making for years. "If we do something that's good for the world, we'll eventually come up with a way to make money from it."

Last August, Facebook said it's forming Internet.org, a group with other technology companies to expand access to the Internet for the 5 billion people who have yet to get online. The group includes partnerships with mobile-device makers Samsung Electronics Co. and Nokia Oyj, and chip-maker Qualcomm Inc. The group, which follows Facebook's own efforts to expand Internet access in emerging markets, intends to develop projects and mobilize industry and governments to enable more people to move online.

Zuckerberg said concerns about data security and government intervention should not affect growth of the Internet.org initiative.

"The governments have a responsibility to protect folks and also to be transparent about what they are doing," he said. "I think they were way over the line in not being transparent enough."

—Editors: Mark Beech, Kenneth Wong

Source: SFGate

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Blackberry unveils smart phones made by Foxconn

AFP Feb 25, 2014, 06.41PM IST

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(Now joined with Foxconn, which is the marketing name for HonHaiPrecision Industry Co., Blackberry will focus its comeback fight on selling phones to its traditional marketplace, the corporate sector, he said.)

BARCELONA: Struggling Canadian handset maker Blackberry unveiled Tuesday its first smartphones built by new Taiwanese partner Foxconn as it fights to recover from huge losses.

Blackberry showed off two devices to help it claw back market share in a new a five-year partnership with Foxconn.

"We are definitely here to compete and to win back some lost ground before the end of the year," Blackberry chief executive John Chen told reporters at the February 24-27 World Mobile Congress in Barcelona , Spain.

Blackberry reported a $4.4 billion (3.2-billion-euro) loss in the third quarter of 2013 last December but cheered investors by announcing it was teaming up with Foxconn, which is also a key supplier to a chief rival, Apple Inc .

The first handset is the Q20 , which has Blackberry's trademark physical keyboard and is to be released later this year.

The second, the Z2 , has touch screen and is aimed at the Indonesian market, going on sale in April for less than $200, Chen said.

Now joined with Foxconn, which is the marketing name for Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Blackberry will focus its comeback fight on selling phones to its traditional marketplace, the corporate sector, he said.

"Our turnaround strategy is to focus on enterprise," Chen said. "We are always known as the number one in security."

The Blackberry boss said he aimed to improve the company's liquidity position this fiscal year before making a return to profit in the following year.

Source: The Economic Times

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It's still here — the tried and true Motorola Alphamate 250. Now owned, supported, and available from Leavitt Communications. Call us for new or reconditioned units, parts, manuals, and repairs.

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BlackBerry to offer revamped mobile device management tool

BY EUAN ROCHA
TORONTO Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:30 pm

Feb 25 (Reuters) — BlackBerry Ltd plans to launch a new tool for business and government customers to manage mobile devices on their networks, part of a drive by the one-time smartphone pioneer to focus on its profitable enterprise or services business.

The company said on Tuesday it would launch BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12, or BES12, to unify its existing platforms and provide clients with increased flexibility and security.

Following a decline in popularity of its once iconic devices, BlackBerry is striving to reinvent itself under new Chief Executive John Chen.

It hopes that focusing on its enterprise business, which has long been a core strength, will help revive its fortunes, as its new line of BlackBerry 10 devices have failed to win back market share from iPhone and Android devices.

BlackBerry said BES12, which is to be launched by the end of 2014, will unify the existing BES10 and BES5 platforms that its clients currently use to manage mobile devices on their internal corporate and government networks.

While BES5 manages BlackBerry's older generation of devices, its BES10 offering allows clients to manage its new generation of devices powered by its BlackBerry 10 operating system, along with devices that run on Apple's iOS operating system and Google's market-leading Android operating system.

"With both BES5 and BES10 we have mobile device management platforms, but the breadth of functionality we provided on those was relatively narrow," said John Sims, the head of BlackBerry's enterprise business in an interview.

"We wanted to expand the platform and BES12 is positioned as the next step on that axis. We will be able to provide seamless enterprise mobility management to the whole family of BlackBerry devices, as well as much stronger capabilities in the cross platform space," said Sims, noting that BES12 will allow those using iOS and Android devices on corporate networks to enjoy a much more seamless user experience.

BlackBerry is counting heavily on the success of its mobile device management offering as it charts a new course under the leadership of recently appointed Chen, who is keen to rebuild the company as more of a niche player focused on the so-called enterprise market of large corporate and government clients.

In December, BlackBerry said the number of enterprise clients that had installed or were testing its BES10 offering had risen to 30,000 from roughly 25,000 in the summer.

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BlackBerry also said it planned to launch BBM Protected that would allow enterprise clients in regulated industries such as the financial sector to use its messaging application BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM, for corporate messaging purposes.

The service will allow employees of an organization to chat with their colleagues under a level of enhanced security, while remaining free to message their BBM contacts outside of the organization easily and in privacy.

BBM Protected, which is launching this summer, will be part of a broader suite of enterprise-focused BBM services and these will be offered to enterprise customers that pay a monthly per-user fee, BlackBerry said in a separate statement on Tuesday.

BBM was a pioneering mobile-messaging service, but its user base has failed to keep pace with that of WhatsApp and other more recent entrants, in part because BlackBerry had long refused to open the service to users on other platforms.

Late last year, the Waterloo, Ontario-based company finally opened the messaging platform to users of iPhones and Android devices, and the number of the service's active users has grown to more than 80 million.

BlackBerry on Monday announced it was also going to make the tool available to Microsoft's Windows Phone and its upcoming Nokia X platforms in the coming months.

Source: Reuters

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Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update, and/or the BloostonLaw Private Users Update — newsletters from the Law Offices of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP are reproduced in this section with the firm's permission.

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First Rural Broadband Experiment Expressions of Interest Filed

Although expressions of interest in the FCC’s upcoming rural broadband IP experiments program are not due until March 7, 2014 (and will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis thereafter), the first letters have been filed in the proceeding’s docket. Carriers interested in filing their own expressions of interest, which are non-binding, should contact the firm. BloostonLaw has prepared a template expression of interest, and is prepared to tailor it for specific companies.

On February 14, 2014, French Broad Electric Membership Corporation (FBEMC) of Marshall, North Carolina filed a letter expressing interest in proposing an experiment to serve Madison County, North Carolina with fiber-to-the-home services. FBEMC’s contemplated project would install and operate approximately 500 miles of new fiber optic lines serving approximately 4,500 homes, and take advantage of existing middle-mile fiber optic infrastructure. FBEMC estimates the project will cost $10 million.

The same day, the town of Greenfield, Massachusetts also filed a letter, proposing to engineer, design, build, own, and operate its own “Ethernet based hybrid fiber-licensed wireless-unlicensed wireless (WiFi) Metropolitan Area Network” within the town of Greenfield’s 22 square mile footprint. The network would provide municipal, public safety, commercial, and residential services, including VoIP, Internet access, Virtual Private Network, and Wide Area Network. Greenfield expects the project to cost approximately $5 million.

On February 19, the city of Nixa, Missouri filed a letter proposing a city-owned “Gigabit Passive Optical Network (G-PON) system,” a fiber-to-the-premises network with which the city will serve as the ISP and will wholesale bandwidth to telephone and television providers. According to the letter, shared bandwidth by subscribers connected to the same equipment port will have available 2.4 gigs downstream and 1.2 gigs upstream. Nixa estimates the proposal will cost approximately $28.4 million, assuming a 100% take rate among potential subscribers, which includes a $4.6 million local contribution.

Also on the 19th, Cotton Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Cotton) filed a letter proposing to bring high speed broadband service to its service areas in Oklahoma. Cotton does not provide specifics on the technology to be implemented, and estimates a total project cost of $4 million.

On February 20, Eastern Oregon Telecom (EOT) filed a letter proposing to serve the majority of our service area with a fiber-to-the-home service. According to the letter, the project will provide service to 72,987 residents, 26,837 households, in 2,229 square miles, including the majority of the surrounding Tribal land. EOT estimates that the total project cost will be $70 million, including a $10 million local contribution.

Netflix Pays Comcast to “Interconnect” with Customers, Ensure Smooth Streaming

On the heels of recent consumer complaints that Netflix’s quality has been dropping despite being accessed on high-speed connections, multiple news sources are reporting that Netflix and Comcast have entered into an agreement that will ensure smooth streaming of the service for Comcast customers — likely at a cost of several million dollars. Although the companies have so far refused to provide details on the agreement, the gist is that Netflix will pay Comcast for Netflix traffic (i.e., streaming video services) sent to Comcast customers.

According to an article on Telecompetitor, a source familiar with the matter said that Netflix has been seeking agreements that would allow the company to exchange traffic with the providers at no charge “by putting specialized storage servers in or near broadband provider points of presence (POPs) to store popular content, thereby minimizing the amount of traffic that would have to traverse long distances to reach end users.” Large providers like AT&T, Verizon and Time Warner had refused, maintaining that Netflix should have to pay something for the traffic its service generates and indicating that they “didn't see [specialized storage servers] as a solution to the traffic imbalance issue and did not want to set a precedent of allowing content providers to put servers in their POPs.” Instead, according to Telecompetitior, the new agreement “calls for Netflix and Comcast to interconnect at about a dozen third-party data centers and that Netflix would put storage servers in those data centers.”

Netflix is not the first service providers to agree to pay Internet service providers a premium for access to its customers – according to an article by Silicon Valley, Google and Facebook have both already reached similar deals with Comcast and others. Reuters reports that AT&T has said it is also in talks with Netflix about a possible agreement to improve performance for broadband customers who use the service.

It is unclear whether the arrangement would have violated the now-vacated net neutrality rules, given the lack of specifics of the agreement. On its face, the deal appears to provide a “fast lane” for Netflix traffic, which was exactly the sort of behavior net neutrality was aimed to stop, but according to a statement by Comcast, “Netflix receives no preferential network treatment under the multi-year agreement.” Sources such as Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes have characterized the agreement as merely cutting out the middle man, having Netflix deal directly with Comcast instead of third party content distribution networks, and thereby not implicating net neutrality.

FCC Proposes New Location Accuracy Rules for Wireless 911 Calls

On February 21, 2014, the FCC released a Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) aimed at helping emergency responders better locate wireless callers who call 911. The proposed updates to the Commission’s Enhanced 911 rules attempt to improve indoor location accuracy and also strengthen existing E911 rules. The FNPRM also seeks comment on whether to revisit its timeframe for replacing its current handset-based and network-based location accuracy standards with a single standard in light of technological developments. Comments are due 45 days after Federal Register publication; replies due 30 days after initial comments.

The Commission’s current E911 rules require wireless providers to automatically transmit information to 911 call centers on the location of wireless 911 callers within certain parameters for accuracy. These rules, which were adopted in 1996 and underwent their last major revision in 2010, enable wireless providers to meet this accuracy standard based solely on the performance of outdoor wireless 911 calls. However, the FCC recognized that many Americans are replacing landlines with wireless phones, and calling patterns are changing. For example, reports indicate that nearly 73 percent of 911 calls in California are made from wireless phones, and approximately 80 percent of all smartphone use occurs indoors.

The proposed rules thus focus on location accuracy in challenging indoor environments such as large multi-story buildings, where first responders are often unable to determine the floor or even the building from which the 911 call originated. Determining the location of indoor wireless callers is more challenging than determining an outdoor location; but, according to the FCC, innovation and technological developments in this area are making it easier to locate mobile devices wherever they are.

The FCC proposes in the near term that wireless providers meet interim location accuracy metrics that would be sufficient to identify the building for most indoor calls. The FCC also proposes that wireless providers deliver vertical location information that would enable first responders to identify the floor level for most calls from multi-story buildings. In the long term, the FCC stated that it seeks to develop more granular indoor location accuracy standards that would require identification of the specific room, office, or apartment where a wireless 911 call is made. These standards would rely on what the FCC sees as the advancing capabilities of indoor location technology and increasing deployment of in-building communications infrastructure.

In particular, comment is sought on the following proposals, and potential alternatives to these proposals, with respect to indoor location accuracy:

  • CMRS providers would be required to provide horizontal location (x- and y-axis) information within 50 meters of the caller for 67 percent of 911 calls placed from indoor environments within two years of the effective date of adoption of rules, and for 80 percent of indoor calls within five years.
  • CMRS providers would be required to provide vertical location (z-axis) information within 3 meters of the caller for 67 percent of indoor 911 calls within three years of the adoption of rules, and for 80 percent of calls within five years.
  • As is the case under the existing E911 location rules, CMRS providers would be required to meet these indoor requirements at either the county or PSAP geographic level.
  • CMRS providers would demonstrate compliance with indoor location accuracy requirements through participation in an independently administered test bed program modeled on the indoor test bed administered by the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), but providers would have the option to demonstrate compliance through alternative means so long as they provide the same level of test result reliability.
  • PSAPs would be entitled to seek Commission enforcement of these requirements within their jurisdictions, but only so long as they have implemented location bid/re-bid policies that are designed to obtain all 911 location information made available by CMRS providers pursuant to the FCC’s rules.

The FCC also seeks comment on whether its existing waiver processes are sufficient for purposes of any indoor location accuracy requirements, or whether it should adopt a waiver process that is specific to indoor location accuracy. In the event that commenters believe a specific waiver process should be employed, the FCC seeks comment on how such a specific waiver process would be implemented. Furthermore, the FCC wants to know whether it should establish criteria for a streamlined process for waiver relief.

While seeking comment on its proposals, the FCC also encourages industry, the public safety community, and other stakeholders to work collaboratively to develop alternate proposals for its consideration. The FCC emphasizes that its ultimate objective is that all Americans — whether they are calling from urban or rural areas, from indoors or outdoors — receive the support they need in times of emergency. Our small and rural wireless clients should be concerned as to whether the new mandates will require the purchase and implementation of technology that may not exist by the deadline, or may not be available/cost effective for smaller entities. Please advise us if you wish to participate in comments on this matter.

FCC Backs Off Newsroom Study

In an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal on February 10, FCC Commission Ajit Pai stated that last May, the FCC proposed an initiative “to thrust the federal government into newsrooms across the country.” Known as the "Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs, or CIN, Commissioner Pai said that under the CIN, the FCC plans to “send researchers to grill reporters, editors and station owners about how they decide which stories to run.” The purpose of the CIN, reportedly, is to obtain information about “the process by which stories are selected” and how often stations cover "critical information needs," along with "perceived station bias" and "perceived responsiveness to under-served populations." A field test was scheduled for Columbia, South Carolina later this year.

According to Commissioner Pai, the FCC selected eight categories of “critical information,” such as "environment" and "economic opportunities," and planned to ask station managers, news directors, journalists, television anchors and on-air reporters about their "news philosophy" and how the station ensures that the community gets critical information. An example: "Have you ever suggested coverage of what you consider a story with critical information for your customers that was rejected by management?"

On February 21, the FCC issued a statement entitled, “Setting the Record Straight About the Draft Study,” in which a spokeswoman stated that, “in the course of FCC review and public comment, concerns were raised that some of the questions may not have been appropriate. Chairman Wheeler agreed that survey questions in the study directed toward media outlet managers, news directors, and reporters overstepped the bounds of what is required.”

As a result, those questions have reportedly been removed entirely, and media owners and journalists will no longer be asked to participate in the Columbia pilot study.

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Representative Blackburn Introduces Internet Freedom Act

On February 21, 2014, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced a bill entitled the Internet Freedom Act , which specifically provides that the FCC’s Open Internet Order “shall have no force or effect.” Further, the bill also provides that the FCC may not “reissue such regulations in substantially the same form, or issue new regulations that are substantially the same as such regulations,” unless the new regulations are specifically authorized by law.

Because the proposed regulation nullifies the FCC’s Open Internet Order in its entirety, it goes further than the U.S Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit opinion. As reported in the January 15, 2014 Edition of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update, the court of appeals did not vacate the FCC’s transparency rule, which requires carriers to disclose any network management practices they employ to their customers. On its face, the bill would render this lone requirement ineffective.

Given FCC’s stated intention to revisit the net neutrality issue with an eye toward accomplishing the same goals embodied in the no-blocking and no-discrimination rules that were struck down, the bill would also stand as a direct barrier to that effort.

In a press release announcing the bill, Blackburn criticized the Obama administration for “proving once again that they will stop at nothing to restrict our Internet freedom” by attempting to resurrect the FCC's net neutrality rules.

Windstream to Adopt Compliance Plan and Pay $2.5 Million to Settle Rural Call Completion Claim

Windstream has entered into a consent decree to resolve an investigation by the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau into the company’s rural call completion practices.

Pursuant to the agreement, Windstream has agreed to make a voluntary contribution of $2.5 million to the U.S. Treasury. In addition, Windstream has agreed to a three year compliance plan to ensure compliance with the FCC’s rules. Among other things, Windstream will designate a senior corporate officer to serve as a compliance officer focusing on rural call completion issues; cooperate with the FCC and rural LECs to establish a testing program to evaluate rural call completion performance whenever complaints or data indicate problems; notify intermediate providers that may be causing call completion problems and analyze and resolve such problems as soon as practicable; and cease using intermediate providers that fail to improve their performance.

House Passes Cellphone Unlocking Bill with Dubious Amendment

On February 26 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, which would repeal a rule published in October 2012 by the Librarian of Congress that limited the ability of certain owners of wireless telephone handsets to “unlock” their phones and connect them to different wireless networks, once their original contracts expired. Instead, the bill would reinstate an earlier rule that provided broader authority to circumvent such software protections.

According to Capitol Hill news source The Hill , the bill was originally expected to pass easily. The House Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by the bill’s sponsor Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), approved the bill in a voice vote last summer. The White House also expressed some support for a petition last year that extended cellphone unlocking freedom, which The Hill suggests could be a sign of the administration’s support for the bill.

However, at the last minute, The Hill further reported that a number of representatives, including Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), called for the rejection of the bill based upon additional language that was not present when the committee considered the bill last summer. Since then, language was added that would exempt “bulk unlockers” from the bill’s repeal of the cellphone unlocking limitation, meaning that companies could not go into the “cellphone unlocking business.” According to The Hill, the representatives said exempting bulk unlockers goes against a recent court decision that many see as giving a green light to activities similar to bulk unlocking. Despite this, the bill passed by a narrow margin.

Rep. Goodlatte was content that some progress was better than no progress, noting the importance of at least making sure it's legal for people unlock recently-purchased phones. The bill now moves on to the Senate for consideration.

Senate to Hold Wireless Competition Hearing

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights entitled "An Examination of Competition in the Wireless Market" on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. A live webcast of the hearing can be viewed here , by clicking on the “WEBCAST” button.

Witnesses for the hearing include: Eric Graham, Senior Vice President of Strategic Relations at Cellular South, Inc.; Roslyn Layton, Ph.D. Fellow at the Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies of Aalborg University, Denmark; Randal S. Milch, Executive Vice President & General Counsel for Verizon Communications Inc.; Jonathan Spalter, Chairman of Mobile Future; Thomas J. Sugrue, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at T-Mobile USA, Inc.; and Matthew F. Wood, Policy Director of Free Press.

Official testimony was not available at the time this article went to press.

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Facebook Buys WhatsApp for $19B, May Offer Internet Voice and Text Messaging

On February 19, Facebook announced the purchase of WhatsApp, an Internet messaging service, for $19 billion — $12 billion in Facebook shares, $4 billion in cash, and $3 billion in restricted stock units.

According to Facebook’s press release on the deal, “WhatsApp has built a leading and rapidly growing real-time mobile messaging service, with: Over 450 million people using the service each month; 70% of those people active on a given day; Messaging volume approaching the entire global telecom SMS volume; and Continued strong growth, currently adding more than 1 million new registered users per day.”

Mashable.com reports that at the Mobile World Congress event, Mark Zuckerberg announced his company’s plan for the future in mobile communications: "We want to create a dial tone for the Internet."

"Most people in the world don't have access to the Internet at all," said Zuckerberg. "After Facebook reached its milestone of connecting a billion people, we stepped back and thought, 'how can we change the rest of world?'"

At the same conference, the New York Times’ Bits blog reports that WhatsApp founder and CEO Jan Koum announced that the company would be rolling out a new free voice calling service akin to Skype, and is further planning to launch a mobile brand in a partnership with the German cellphone carrier E-Plus.

Calendar At-A-Glance

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February

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Feb. 28 – PRA comments on Rural Call Completion are due.
Feb. 28 – Petitions to Deny T-Mobile/Verizon Spectrum Sale are due.

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Mar. 1 – Annual CPNI Certification is due.
Mar. 3 – Copyright Statement of Account Form for cable companies is due.
Mar. 3 – FCC Form 477 (Local Competition & Broadband Reporting) is due.
Mar. 3 – Comments on the Wireline Competition Bureau's VoIP Numbering Trial Report are due.
Mar. 3 – Reply comments on Public Knowledge's Petition for Declaratory Ruling on CPNI are due.
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Mar. 7
– Reply comments on NECA 2014 Average Schedule Formulas are due.
Mar. 10 – Oppositions to Petitions to Deny T-Mobile/Verizon Spectrum Sale are due.
Mar. 10 – Electronic filing deadline for Form 497 for carriers seeking support for the preceding month and wishing to receive reimbursement by month's end.
Mar. 11 – Replies to Oppositions to Petitions for Reconsideration on Rural Call Completion Order are due.
Mar. 17 – Reply comments are due on Use of Mobile Wireless Devices on Airborne Aircraft.
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Replies to Oppositions to Petitions to Deny T-Mobile/Verizon Spectrum Sale are due.
Mar. 31
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Mar. 31 – FCC Form 508 (ICLS Projected Annual Common Line Requirement) is due.
Mar. 31 – Comments on FCC Process Reform Report are due.

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Apr. 1 – FCC Form 499-A (Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet) is due.
Apr. 1 – Annual Accessibility Certification is due.
Apr. 1 – PRA comments on Form 477 (Local Telephone Competition and Broadband Reporting) are due.

This newsletter is not intended to provide legal advice. Those interested in more information should contact the firm. For additional information, please contact Hal Mordkofsky at 202-828-5520 or halmor@bloostonlaw.com .

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FCC brings its free speed-test app to iTunes App Store

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Feb 25, 2014 5:00 PM
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Apple fans can now join Android users in testing their mobile data speeds and reporting them to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to support the agency's decision-making about broadband.

The regulator now offers a free app in the iTunes App Store for measuring mobile performance, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced on Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Software for Android appeared on the Google Play store in November.

The mobile speed-test apps are an expansion of the FCC's Measuring Broadband America program, in which the agency has asked consumers to measure and report their wired Internet speeds for the past few years. Both programs gather information, not including any personal or uniquely identifiable data, for informing the public about Internet performance in the nation as a whole, the FCC said in a press release. The information also helps to inform the FCC's decision-making on broadband policy.

When it released the Android app, the FCC said the data collected would feed maps and other information sources to help consumers compare the performance of competing mobile operators.

Apple users don't get one feature that's in the Android app, which allows that tool to run periodically in the background. With the iOS app, users have to manually test their performance. When they do, the app collects location, time of data collection, handset type and OS, cellular performance and characteristics, and broadband performance, according to the Terms of Service document. The software stores that information on the phone and periodically uploads it to the FCC's servers without unique or persistent identifiers, the terms say.

Measuring Broadband America is a public-private partnership between the FCC and SamKnows, a statistics and analytics firm. So far it has released three reports on fixed broadband networks. Its latest report , released in February 2013, said Internet service providers delivered an average of 97 percent of the speed they advertised.

The FCC's regulation of broadband recently has come under closer scrutiny following a federal appeals court ruling that removed the agency's power to regulate fixed-line ISPs (Internet service providers) as telecommunications service providers, as well as Comcast's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable earlier this month.

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California court ruling frees drivers to use map apps on cellphones

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A California state appellate court on Thursday reversed a ruling of a man who was ticketed for using a mapping app on his iPhone 4 while driving, opening the door to reform of the state's laws regarding cellphone use while driving.

In its decision, California's 5th District Court of Appeal ruled the state's laws are worded in such a way that does not prohibit drivers from using certain apps like mapping software while driving, reports The Associated Press.

In January of 2012, Steven Spriggs was issued a ticket by a California Highway Patrol officer for using his iPhone 4 while stuck in traffic caused by roadwork. Spriggs challenged the $165 fine, arguing his use of a mapping app to find an alternate route did not break state laws barring talking on a cellphone while driving.

After losing in both traffic court and the Fresno County Superior Court, Spriggs ultimately brought the case to the district appeals court. After review, the appellate court reversed the lower court's decision, saying the law leveraged by the CHP officer to cite Spriggs applied only to "listening and talking" on a cellphone, not other uses.

The case shines a light on laws designed to protect against distracted driving, which some critics argue are unclear or too narrow. While some states have strict "no touch" laws that make holding a cellphone while behind the wheel illegal, others have statutes similar to California's narrowly-worded "no talk, no text" rules.

With smartphones like Apple's iPhone, users have access to a wide variety of apps that can be useful while commuting. Others, like games, messaging apps and other attention-grabbing titles have the potential to cause accidents.

Spriggs said he wants existing laws to be rewritten in a way that is less vague and allows police officers to do their job more effectively.

"We're distracted all the time," he said. "If our distractions cause us to drive erratically, we should be arrested for driving erratically."

Thursday's ruling can be challenged on appeal by the state attorney general's office.

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From:Ashley Litteral
Subject: Danny VanHoose
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To:Brad Dye

It is with great sadness that we share the tragic loss of a member of our Appalachian Wireless family.

Danny VanHoose passed away Thursday, January 30th, 2014.  

Please direct any business related matter to:

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