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November 22, 2019

Headlines

882

November 15, 2019

Headlines

  • Once in a while an issue of this newsletter stands out as having a large amount of important content. This week's issue is one of them. If you want to stay up to date with what is going on in the wireless industry, I encourage you to read it in its entirety. OK, you can skip the music video if you want to, but be sure to read the rest. We have a letter from Jim Nelson (President & CEO Prism-IPX Systems) reporting of the recent Brussels meeting of the Critical Messaging Association. I would like to add my congratulations to Dr. Dietmar Gollnick, unanimously elected by the CMA as its new Chairman. He has always been good about sending content for inclusion in the newsletter and I look forward to a new closer relationship with the CMA under his leadership.
  • Cartoon: “Pagers Kick Cellphone's Butt”
  • RE: 2019 CMA Meeting in Brussels
    • By Jim Nelson
  • FCC sued by dozens of cities after voting to kill local fees and rules
  • Whitepaper: “PUBLIC SAFETY DATACAST PAGING”
  • As 5G Rolls Out, Troubling New Security Flaws Emerge
  • Apple iOS 13.3 Is Poised To Launch With This Killer Security Feature
  • InsideTowers
    • Will IRS Investigations Threaten Merger?
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Releases Order Establishing Locations Adjustment Process for Phase II Auction Winners
    • FCC Establishes Locations Adjustment Process for Phase II Winners
    • FCC Grants Waiver of Location Requirements for Rural Broadband Experiment Recipients
    • FCC Grants Verizon Access Complaint
    • FCC Extends Reply Comment Deadline on Wireless Infrastructure Declaratory Ruling
    • FCC Further Extends Comment Deadline on IP TV Captioning Petition
    • ATIS Announces 5G Working Group
    • Arkansas Joins DOJ T-Mobile/Sprint Settlement
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Red Grasso
  • MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE WEEK
    • “Jokerman”
    • Playing For Change—John Cruz

881

November 8, 2019

Headlines

  • On Derek Banner's retiring as chairman of the Critical Messaging Association (a little humor)
  • 2 former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia
  • Here's why your iPhone may have received strange texts last night
  • Tipped off by an NSA breach, researchers discover new APT hacking group
  • This is why hospitals still use beepers (and almost no one else does)
  • Chatham receives $2.3 million grant for upgraded public safety radio system
  • InsideTowers
    • FCC to Kill Rule That Bans Exclusive Use of Unique Tower Site
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • EAS Participants Must Update Message Validation Certificates by November 8th
      • November 7, 2019 Update
    • FCC Officially Adopts Speed Testing Requirements, Pushes Back Schedule
    • FCC Poised to Adopt 3-Meter Vertical Accuracy for Indoor 911 Calls
    • Comments on Common Antenna Site Requirements Due December 6
    • FCC Reschedules Open Meeting for November 22
    • Repeal of Small Wireless Exemption for Environmental Review Effective December 5
    • FCC Settles CenturyLink 911 Probe
    • AT&T Pays $60 Million to Settle FTC Case over “Unlimited Data” Promises
    • FCC Resolves Investigation into Unlicensed Operation in the 3650-3700 MHz Band
    • FCC Approves T-Mobile/Sprint Merger with Conditions; Modifies Dish Licenses
    • USDA Announces $9 Million in ReConnect Pilot Program Funding
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Bob Rosso
  • MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE WEEK
    • “Love”
    • Playing For Change—Imagine Dragons

880

November 1, 2019

Headlines

  • Ira Wiesenfeld and I were able to help Bob Rosso of RadioMax in Rochester, New York get a paging system back up and running after a move this week.
  • A funny story about a mouse.
  • FCC: Marin cell sites failed broadly amid Kincade fire
  • Apple warns some iPhone users: Update your phone or lose Internet
  • EWA Elects New Board Members and Officers
  • A Radio Enthusiast Was Live-streaming Sensitive Medical Patient Information Being Sent to Pagers
  • Congressional Champion of Amateur Radio Greg Walden, W7EQI, Announces Retirement
  • InsideTowers
    • FCC to Vote on Vertical Access for Wireless 911 Calls in Multi-story Buildings
    • Generators Still Needed in California Fire Fight
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • DIRS Active for California Power Shutdown; Expands County List
    • FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for November Open Meeting
    • FCC Access Arbitrage Order Effective November 27
    • FCC Order Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band for 5G Services Could Trigger Petitions for Reconsideration
    • Chairman Announces Supply Chain Security Order
    • FCC Initiates Proceeding on Fifteenth Broadband Deployment Report
    • FCC Adopts Items at October Open Meeting
    • Rep. Walden Announces Retirement
    • FCC Announces Next Meeting of BDAC
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update
    • BloostonLaw Opposing FCC Proposal to Rely Solely on Email Communications
    • Interference Complaint Results in FCC Station Inspection and Enforcement Action
    • FCC Data Breach Serves as Reminder to Make Sure Computer Systems and Web Pages are Properly Secured
    • FCC Modifies Temporary Freeze on 900 MHz Band Applications
    • FCC Enters $45,000 Settlement Over Antenna Structure Lighting Probe
    • FCC to Establish Precision Agriculture Task Force
    • FCC Acts to Bring the 800 MHz Rebanding to a Final Conclusion
    • FCC Declines to Preempt State and Local Laws that Prohibit Use of Hand Held Devices While Driving
    • FCC Grants Waiver for Use of Personal Locator Beacon with AIS Functionality
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
  • Blooston, Mordkofsky et al
    • FCC Proposes to Eliminate USPS Mailing of Important Correspondence
  • MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE WEEK
    • Behind The Song: “The Weight” (Part 1) Playing For Change

879

October 25, 2019

Headlines

  • No issue last week due to a short vacation. Thank you to the several readers who wished me well on my vacation. This week's issue is one day early.
  • Phishing alert: This fake email about a bank payment delivers trojan malware
  • Spok Holdings, Inc. (SPOK) Surges to 52-Week Low, Is Now Worst Performer
  • 13 Tech Experts Predict The Next Big Trend In Software Development
  • Windows 10 1909 and 1903: These are our new CPU requirements, says Microsoft
  • Why macOS Catalina is not Apple's finest moment
  • FCC Turns Down Petition to Amend Amateur Radio Identification Rules
  • InsideTowers
    • Wireless History Foundation Inducts Six to Hall of Fame
    • Delgado Urges Action on Rural Broadband
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Blooston on the Road: Wireless Hall of Fame Induction, Alarm Monitoring Meeting
    • FCC Notifies Participants of Auction 103 Data Breach
    • Official Agenda for October Open Meeting Announced
    • Colorado Withdraws from T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Dispute
    • Comment Sought on Effectiveness Tribal Engagement Guidance
    • Plan for Private C-Band Auction Under Attack from Legislators
    • Facebook Seeks Constitutional Review of TCPA After Ninth Circuit Ruling
    • USDA Awards $12.5 Million for Rural Broadband through ReConnect Program
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Jay Moskowitz
  • MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE WEEK
    • “Dos gardenias”
    • Camino Sonoro Jazz band
    • Hetty Loxston
October 18, 2019 No newsletter this week — on vacation.

878

October 11, 2019

Headlines

  • Obituary for Michael J. "Mike" Saner
  • macOS Catalina is less buggy than iOS 13 but has a different problem
  • Japan's last pagers beep for the final time
  • New Amateur Radio License Conditions in Effect for Australian Radio Amateurs
  • Tech Pager services to end Tuesday in Japan after 50 years
  • InsideTowers
    • Employer Charged With Defrauding Insurance Company Over Fatality
    • AT&T to Divest Its Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands Portfolio
    • FCC Okays $61.8+ Million for Rural Broadband
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Repeals NHPA/NEPA Exemption for Small Wireless Facilities at Court’s Direction
    • FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for October Open Meeting
    • FCC to Consider Speed Testing Recon; Revision to Testing Periods
    • U.S., U.K. Enter Cross-Border Data Access Agreement
    • FCC to Establish Precision Agriculture Task Force
    • FCC Enters $45,000 Settlement Over Antenna Structure Lighting Probe
    • FCC Grants 28GHz Upper Band Licenses
    • USDA Announces $152 Million in Rural Broadband Funds Awarded
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Ed Cummings
  • MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE WEEK
    • “Mambo Italiano”
    • Hetty & the Jazzato Band

877

 

October 4, 2019

Headlines

  • Apple reminds developers about macOS Catalina changes as public release nears
  • FBI issues alert warning of potential 'high-impact' ransomware attacks
  • Deals T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Has Majority Support at the FCC
  • Microsoft Issues Windows 10 Update Warning
  • InsideTowers
    • FCC to Revise Rural Connectivity Standards
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • REMINDER: 911 RELIABILITY CERTIFICATION DUE OCTOBER 15
    • D.C. Circuit Court Upholds Most of 2017 Net Neutrality Order; Vacates State Preemption
    • FCC Adopts New Rules Making Access-Stimulating LECs rather than IXCs Financially Responsible for Certain Access Charges
    • Comment Sought on Bidding Procedures for Auction 105
    • FCC Extends White Spaces Push Notification Requirement Waiver
    • Comments on LPFM Technical Rules NPRM Due October 21
    • Comments on Fully-Electronic ULS Filings Due October 30
    • Fiber Broadband Association Releases Study on CAF Auction Weights
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE WEEK
    • “That's Amore”
    • Hetty & the Jazzato Band

876

September 27, 2019

Headlines

  • Pittsburgh Bureau Of Fire Receives Funding To Assist The Deaf And Hearing-Impaired
  • Public Safety Wireless Communications: A Vision and Call to Action
  • Apple’s website suggests macOS Catalina will be released next week
  • 'York County keeps getting lucky': Delayed 911 dispatches just part of long string of problems
  • Is the writing on the wall for the Apple TV?
  • InsideTowers
    • Despite In-Fighting, FCC’s 3.5 GHz Auction Moves Closer to Reality
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • REMINDER: HAC Certification Due October 3
    • Senators Send Letter to FCC Opposing Overall USF Cap
    • Regulatory Fee Filing Window Extended to September 27
    • FCC to Investigate ‘Tens of Millions’ in Wasted Lifeline Support Payments to Sprint
    • Third Circuit Vacates FCC Actions on Media Ownership Rules
    • FCC Announces Official Agenda for September Open Meeting
    • Comments on LPFM Technical Rules are Due October 21
    • FCC Announces National Lifeline Verifier Launch in 11 States
    • FCC Announces Creation of First “Innovation Zones” – New York City and Salt Lake City
    • Advocates Urge Investigation into FCC Hurricane Maria Recovery Effort
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update
    • FCC Seeks Contingency Plans from Nationwide Wireless Carriers for California Wild Fires
    • FCC Approves First Deployments of 3.5 GHz Access Systems Needed to Coordinate Use of Band
    • FCC Seeks Comment on Request for Waiver of Industrial Signal Booster Labeling Requirements
    • FCC Acts on Three Requests for Waiver of the 900 MHz Freeze
    • FCC Waives Certain Part 15 Rules to Allow Marketing of Ultra-Wideband Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Device
    • FCC Seeks Comment on Waiver Request of Part 15 Rules for Transit Location System
    • Comments on Tower Siting Petitions Due October 15
    • FCC Announces Official Agenda for September Open Meeting
    • FCC Grants Modification of Rule Waiver for Ground Penetrating Radar Device
  • MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE WEEK
    • “Tu Vuo' Fa' L'Americano”
    • You wana Be Americano
    • Hetty & the Jazzato Band

875

September 20, 2019

Headlines

  • Microsoft Silent Update Torpedoes Windows Defender
  • Motorola Solutions Opens Innovation Center at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • iOS 13 Is Here, but the Department of Defense Is Telling People Not to Upgrade Yet. Should You?
  • Air Force Awards Iridium $738M 7-Year Contract
  • NIST Radio Station WWV 100-year Anniversary
  • InsideTowers
    • Satellite Startup Says Bandwidth for 5,000 Texts = One 5-Minute Phone Call
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Regulatory Fees Due Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019; Be Careful in Calculating De Minimis
    • FCC Approves First Deployments of 3.5 GHz Access Systems Needed to Coordinate Use of Band
    • House Energy and Commerce to Hold Hearing on Eliminating Huawei Products
    • FCC Adopts Order on Reconsideration of CAF Satellite Performance Metrics
    • Comments on Tower Siting Petitions Due October 15
    • FCC Grants Waiver to Florida Public Service Commission of Lifeline Certification Deadline
    • Comment Sought on Changes to Administrative Hearing Process
    • FCC Postpones Filing Deadline for Form 323 and 323-E
    • Comments on Carriage Election FNPRM Due September 30
    • FCC Grants Approval of Nexstar-Tribune Merger
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE WEEK
    • “The Weight”
    • Featuring Robbie Robertson

874

September 13, 2019

Headlines

  • Pagers + smartwatches: Hospital teams manage the right mix of mobile tools
    • Spōk
  • P.E.I. fire chief frustrated by cell outages during Dorian
  • Apple is killing off 235 Mac apps when it launches macOS Catalina – here’s what you should do
  • Warning Issued For Millions Of Microsoft Windows 10 Users
  • macOS Catalina Final Release Date Window Announced
  • Regulatory Fee Payments Due September 29, 2019
    • Electronic Filing is Mandatory
  • InsideTowers
    • From Tragedy Comes Progress: How 9/11 Impacted Public Safety
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • DIRS Partially Deactivated in Georgia; Remains Active in Carolinas
    • FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for September Open Meeting
    • FCC Targets June 2020 for 3.5 GHz CBRS "Priority Access License" 5G Auction
    • FCC Adopts NPRM on Electronic ULS Filings
    • FCC to Consider Order Providing $950 Million for Broadband in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands
    • FCC Fines Texas Company and AT&T for Prohibited Communications During CAF-II Auction
    • House Holds Hearing on Broadband Mapping
    • FCC Announces Changes to Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force, Broadband Data Staff
    • USDA Hosts Regional ReConnect Program Workshop in Indiana
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “True Love”
    • Tuba Skinny
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Music

873

September 6, 2019

Headlines

  • USB4 Officially Announced, Will Offer 40Gbps, Power, and Display Support
  • Hackers Ask for $5.3 Million Ransom, Turn Down $400k, Get Nothing
  • FCC Targets June 2020 for 3.5 GHz CBRS "Priority Access License" 5G Auction
  • WSPR Explained: How to Get Started With One-Way Ham Radio
  • InsideTowers
    • Dorian Raises Its Sights to the Carolinas
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • DIRS Active in Florida Counties for Hurricane Dorian
    • Fee Filer Opens for FY 2019; Regulatory Fees Due September 24
    • EAS Test Reporting System Form Three due September 23
    • FCC Extends Completion Date for Phase 5 of Post-Incentive Auction Transition
    • Electronic MVPD Communications Effective Date Set; Comment Deadlines Set for Further Revision
    • Senate Communications Subcommittee to Hold Rural Broadband Hearing
    • FCC Seeks Comment on Waiver Request of Part 15 Rules for Transit Location System
    • Office of Economics and Analytics Releases Data on Voice and Internet Services
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Paul Lauttamus
  • MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “How Do They Do It That Way?”
    • Tuba Skinny
  • TECHNICIAN UPDATE
    • Serial port issues on Windows 10 continued from last week
    • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • THIS WEEK'S ART
    • “Water”
    • By Javier González-Hontoria (artist in Spain)

872

August 30, 2019

Headlines

  • CONFERENCE IN BRUSSELS Be sure to read Derick Banner's message in the LETTERS TO THE EDITOR section near the end of the newsletter. It was forwarded to me by Jim Nelson.
  • New Android Warning: 100M+ Users Installed App With Nasty Malware Inside—Uninstall Now
  • Charlotte County first responders get $2.8 million to fix communication system
  • How to Get Verizon to Block Robocalls for You
  • Google Maps will make the beginning and end of your road trips a little easier with this new feature
  • Secure-erasing your Mac’s disks is no longer secure, Apple says
  • InsideTowers
    • Anyone Order a Category Four Hurricane for the Holiday Weekend?
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • REMINDER: Legacy Rate-of-Return Carriers Must Elect Deployment Obligation Calculation
    • Legacy Rate-of-Return Deployment Calculation Election Due August 30
    • Enhanced Geo-Targeting, Point-of-Sale Disclosures Required for WEA by November 30
    • Comment Sought on Wireless Facilities Siting Fees Petition for Declaratory Ruling
    • FCC Proposes Fines for FAA Radar Interference in Puerto Rico
    • Local Franchising Authority Regulations Effective September 26
    • FCC Initiates Probe to Test Whether Certain Smart Phones Produce Too Much RF Radiation
    • Attorneys General Announce Agreement with Major Carriers to Combat Robocalls
    • FCC Names New Chief Economist
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update
    • Year End Reminder: Ownership Changes May Require FCC Approval
    • Employee Using GPS Signal Jamming to Avoid Employer’s Tracking is Fined Up to $20,000
    • FCC Bans Malicious Caller ID Spoofing of Text Messages and Foreign Robocalls
    • FCC Issues $39,000 Fine for Communications Impersonating Fire Safety Personnel
    • LMCC Releases Letter Concerning Trunking and Safe-Harbor Tables Seeking Approval of Consensus Protocol
    • Make Sure Regulatory Fees Are Paid in a Timely Manner
    • Do Certain Smart Phones Produce Too Much RF Radiation? FCC Initiates Probe to Find Out
    • FCC Acts to Prevent Interference to FAA Terminal Doppler Weather Radar Stations
    • Forecasters Fear 5G Will Interfere with Weather Predictions
    • FCC Staff Recommends Designating ‘988’ as National Suicide Prevention Hotline
    • FCC Settles Investigations into Misuse of EAS Tones by Cable Channels and Broadcasters
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Forwarded: Derek Banner
    • CMA Autumn Conference — November 7th in Brussels.
  • MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “Too Late”
    • Tuba Skinny
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • “You can never do a kindness too soon . . . ”
  • Technician note
    • RS-232 to USB serial port adapters

871

August 23, 2019

Headlines

  • STREAMLINED I am trying out a reduced-size format this week. The newsletter is about one-half of its former size. This should make it download faster and make it easier to read. Reader comments?
  • Some Cellphones Reportedly Exceed FCC Radiation Limits—but Don't Flip Out Just Yet
  • Largest Chip Ever Holds 1.2 Trillion Transistors
  • Streaming Services are Cracking Down on Password Sharing
  • InsideTowers
    • Rural Broadband Gets Nearly $5B in Funds From the FCC
    • 51 Attorneys General, 12 Carriers Team Up to Fight Illegal Robocalls
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Guidance About Windstream Bankruptcy
    • FCC Announces Delay in CAF Phase II Eligible Locations Adjustment Process Until Further Notice
    • Comments on Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Due September 20
    • FCC Issues Report on CenturyLink Network Outage; Makes Recommendations to Bolster Reliability
    • News Sources Report Draft Lifeline Order and NPRM on Circulation Within FCC
    • FCC Seeks Comment on NCIC Petition for Forbearance from USF Contribution
    • FCC Settles Investigations into Misuse of EAS Tones by Cable and Broadcasters
    • FCC Staff Recommends Designating ‘988’ as National Suicide Prevention Hotline
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “No Roots”
    • (Alice Merton Cover) — The Petersens
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Life is too short

870

August 16, 2019

Headlines

  • WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE PAGING MARKET TODAY?
  • Public safety officers pager system approved with expected cost savings
  • Kaspersky Antivirus Software Exposed Millions to Web Tracking
  • ABC Fined $395K by FCC for 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Emergency Alert Misuse
  • InsideTowers
    • Fact-Fuzzy Floridians Encounter Balanced Reporting
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • REMINDER: FCC Form 477 Due September 3
    • Chairman Pai Announces Plan to Maintain Radio-frequency Exposure Safety Standards
    • D.C. Circuit Affirms in Part, Vacates in Part Small Cell Order
    • FCC Settles Cramming Complaints Against CenturyLink for $550,000
    • FCC Officially Launches Fraud Division, will Focus on USF and other Funding Programs
    • Rep. Matsui Introduces WIN 5G Act to Free Up C-Band
    • FCC Issues $39,000 Fine for Communications Impersonating Fire Safety Personnel
    • Chairman Pai Formally Endorses T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • Jolene — Dolly Parton
    • (Cover by The Petersens)
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • A Good Meal
    • Feijoada à brasileira

869

August 9, 2019

Headlines

  • Why Write?
  • “The Rise of Foreign Cybersecurity Threats”
    • Rex Lee
  • Extreme Networks: Extra Headwinds Against An Ambitious Goal
  • Japan tops 177 mln mobile subscribers in June
    • (there were also 204,400 radio paging users in Japan)
  • InsideTowers
    • Feds Aren’t Going Out For Chinese on Tuesday
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Sets HAC Deadlines
    • Auction 103 Applications Due Sept. 9; Interested Clients Should Contact Us Immediately
    • FCC Sets Wireless Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) Regulatory Compliance Deadlines
    • Comment Sought on Competitive Broadband Access to Multiple Tenant Environments
    • Senators Introduce Legislation to Eliminate FTC Common Carrier Exemption
    • Sen. Blackburn Introduces Trio of Rural Healthcare Bills
    • FCC Proposes $233,000 Fine for Sponsorship ID Rule Violations
    • Forecasters Fear 5G Will Interfere with Weather Predictions
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Bill Reid
  • MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • More Tuba Skinny
    • The Full Last Set @ Esplanade de la Jetée @ Andernos, France, July 28th, 2019
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Alexander Graham Bell

868

August 2, 2019

Headlines

  • Spok Reports 2019 Second Quarter Operating Results
  • Holdings, Inc. (SPOK) After Today's [Yesterday's] Big Decline?
  • NHS will benefit as critical communications leaders come together to provide paging excellence. [UK]
  • Telecom Alert — FCC Chairman Announces Modernization Proposal; Massachusetts Contract with Verizon; FCC Denies Paging Application for Review; Beyond Telecom Law Blog Post
  • Mid-Missouri fire protection districts receive equipment grants
  • Windows 10 Warning: 250M Account Trojan Can Disable Windows Defender
  • InsideTowers
    • FCC Proposes Launching $20B+ for Rural Broadband Amid Data Concerns
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Announces Availability of Auction 103 Incumbent Short Form Applications
    • FCC Announces Official Agenda for August Meeting; Rural Funding NPRM at Top of the List
    • FCC Announces Updated Minimum Lifeline Service Standards and Usage Allowances
    • FCC Provides Guidance for Upcoming EAS Test
    • FCC Extends Comment Deadline on EEO Proceeding
    • Senators Introduce Supply Chain Legislation
    • FCC Cancels Auction 104
    • DOJ Settles with T-Mobile and Sprint Over Merger
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update
    • Chairman Pai Announces Two FCC Modernization Proposals — Would Eliminate Private User Exemption for Paper Filings in ULS
    • FCC Issues $25,000 Forfeiture for Failing to Light Two Antenna Towers
    • Changes to Tower Marking and Lighting Rules May be Coming with Increased Costs
    • FEMA and FCC Announce Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert System on August 7, 2019
    • House Approves Robocall Bill
    • FCC to Consider Text Spoofing Rules at August Open Meeting
    • AT&T Announces Call Blocking Program
    • FCC Proposes Pilot Program to Facilitate Delivery of Telemedicine in Rural America
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • Tuba Skinny — Too Late
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Alexander Graham Bell

867

July 26, 2019

Headlines

  • Editorial: Frontier Communications — disgruntled Internet customers
  • This analogy explains Internet routing — technical for the non-technical
  • More on Passive Audio Amps For Smart Phones
  • Frontier often under fire for its services
  • Here's What's New in iOS 12.4, macOS Mojave 10.14.6, tvOS 12.4, and watchOS 5.3 [thank you Apple]
  • Windows 10 20H1 has a lot of changes in store for the operating system
  • NYU Professor Theodore S. Rappaport named to Wireless Hall of Fame
  • InsideTowers
    • New FAA Regs Will Require Markings For Farmland Towers Under 200 Feet
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Electronic Notice Rule for MVPD Providers Effective July 18
    • Chairman Pai Announces Two FCC Modernization Proposals
    • FCC Announces Counties Where Conditional Forbearance from Lifeline Voice Applies
    • FCC Seeks Additional Comment in 3.7-4.2 GHz Band Proceeding
    • FCC Lifts Freeze on Full Power and Class A Stations for Certain Repacked Stations
    • FCC Announces Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert System on August 7, 2019
    • Senate Reintroduces AIRWAVES Act
    • House Approves Robocall Bill
    • Antenna Height Rule Modifications Effective August 19
    • FCC Issues $25,000 Forfeiture for Failing to Light Two Antenna Structures
    • Jamie Susskind Leaves Commissioner Carr’s Office
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “Love”
    • Playing For Change
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • How to have a joyful life.

866

July 19, 2019

Headlines

  • Don't miss the news about “New FAA regulations require towers under 200′ to be marked.” This regulation will have a major impact on anyone who has a radio tower between 50 feet and 200 feet (above 200 feet was the former requirement for marking). Thanks to Barry Kanne for the heads-up.
  • There is also an important report in the Inside Towers newsletter about the hysteria surrounding RF radiation.
  • Why do I include music videos in most of these newsletters? Because we are not monolithic. Yes readers of this newsletter are interested in Paging, Text Messaging, and related technologies, but we all have other interests as well. Remember: “All work and no play, makes . . .”
  • Passive Audio Amps For Smart Phones
    • New model of Gramophone finished
  • New FAA regulations require towers under 200′ to be marked
  • FREEDOM Joins Astronics Test Systems
  • The last macOS Mojave update is nearly ready for public launch
  • Windows 10 update — Your PC is braced for a huge new Microsoft feature
  • InsideTowers
    • New York Times 7/16 Story: “The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t”
    • “How one scientist and his inaccurate chart led to unwarranted fears of wireless technology.”
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Announces Availability of Application for Auction 103, Establishes Procedures
    • FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for August Open Meeting
    • FCC Issues Procedures for next 5G Auction; Applications due Sept. 9, Bidding starts Dec. 10
    • FCC Modernizes 2.5 GHz Band for 5G Services
    • FCC Provides Guidance on A-CAM Deployment Obligations
    • Bill Introduced to Prohibit Lifting Restrictions on Huawei Equipment
    • FCC Authorizes Third Round of CAF Phase II Auction Support
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • Behind The Song: “Ahoulaguine Akaline”
    • Which translates to “I greet my country.”
    • Playing For Change
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Live and Learn

865

July 12, 2019

Headlines

  • Burch Falkner Passes Away
  • Lauttamus Communications, Inc. Acquires Tri-City Communications
  • Northern Beaches Hospital [Australia] report reveals 'inadequate' planning and 'significant risk'
  • Why the Hospital Pager Withstood the Test of Time
  • New Spok Survey Reveals Most Clinicians Believe Technology and Workload are the Top Contributors to Clinician Burnout
  • InsideTowers
    • FCC's Pai and Rosenworcel Quarrel Over 5G Auction Rules
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • REMINDER: ACAM-II Offer Acceptance Due July 17
    • Comments on A-CAM Location Discrepancy Resolution Due July 19
    • Comment Deadline on USF Budget Cap Extended to July 29
    • Bidding Concludes on FM Translator Construction Permit
    • FCC to Consider Text Spoofing Rules at August Open Meeting
    • Chairman Pai Announces MLTS Location Order
    • FCC Announces Agenda for SHAKEN/STIR Summit
    • AT&T Announces Call Blocking Program
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “Honky Tonk Women”
    • Playing For Change
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • The Blues

864

July 5, 2019

Headlines

  • We Asked Apple Employees About Jony Ive's Departure. Here's Their Surprising Take
  • Wireless Carriers Want Phased-In 3-Meter Z-Axis Accuracy, No Floor-Level Data
  • P.E.I. Green leader questions why 13 fire departments without non-cellular communications system
  • Cambridge scientists create chip that can make technology 1,000 times faster
  • It was a really bad month for the Internet
    • Google's Cloud outage is resolved, but it reveals the holes in cloud computing's atmosphere
  • InsideTowers
    • “I'm No Expert, But . . .”
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Holiday Edition
    • FCC Reminds EAS Participants of Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
    • Comment Sought on Petition to Pause Implementation of Lifeline Minimum Service Standards
    • USTelecom Partially Withdraws Petition for Forbearance
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “Farewell Blues”
    • Playing For Change
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • Fourth of July — Independence Day
    • 243 Years

863

 

June 28, 2019

Headlines

  • SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) Raised to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research
  • US government is working on mysterious malware detection project
  • Passive Audio Amps For Smart Phones
  • FCC lets Verizon lock cell phones to network for 60 days after activation
  • Jony Ive, iPhone designer, announces Apple departure
  • NSA Improperly Collected U.S. Phone Records a Second Time
  • The ARCIA Communications Update - future trends in communications
  • InsideTowers
    • Tasty Fiber Network Appeals to Kentucky Squirrels
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • REMINDER: Form 481 Due Monday, July 1
    • FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for July Open Meeting
    • FCC Sets September 9 Short-Form Deadline for Next 5G Spectrum Auction
    • USDA Announces $50 Million in Broadband Funding Awards; More than $2 Billion Still Available
    • House Committee Advances Bipartisan Robocall Bill
    • Leased Commercial Access Rule Revisions Effective July 22; Comment on Further Revisions Sought
    • Comments on SHAKEN/STIR Call Authentication NPRM Due July 24
    • Four More Attorneys General Join Lawsuit over Sprint/T-Mobile Merger
    • Commissioner Starks Announces Network Security Workshop
    • FCC to Hold EAS Workshop for Low Power Broadcasters
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update
    • FCC Proposes Amendments to Aviation Safety Rules
    • FCC Seeks Comment on Aviation Spectrum Resources Inc.'s Petition for Waiver of Part 87 Aviation Rules
    • MBTA Obtains Authorization to Operate 228 PTC Wireless Base Stations Using AMTS Spectrum
    • US Attorney Settles with Operators of Illegal Radio Station
    • David Larken Causes Interference to Public Safety System, Enters into Consent Decree Over Unlicensed Operations
    • Robocalls Overwhelm Hospitals — FCC Affirms Robocall Blocking by Default
    • FCC Grants Echodyne Corp Request for Waiver to Permit Ground-Based Radiolocation Use of its Security and Surveillance Radar for Detection of Drones, Etc.
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “Just A Closer Walk”
    • By Tuba Skinny
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • Miscellaneous personal ramblings

862

 

June 21, 2019

Headlines

  • Drug Dealers Give Up Pagers (satire)
    • Doctors left as only group still using them
  • Swissphone Wireless AG, is proud to announce that over the past 3 months, they have secured contracts with a number of NHS Trusts, including the world-famous Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, to replace old paging infrastructure and new provide Emergency Alerting Systems. In total, more than 2,500 Swissphone s.QUAD pagers will be rolled out to staff across these sites.
  • SDG hires consultant to help with new radio system
  • Ever Plugged A USB In Wrong? Of Course You Have. Here's Why
  • Survey finds 97% of enterprise Mac users feel more productive after switching from Windows
  • InsideTowers
    • CTIA: Wireless Infrastructure Investments Up Nearly $2B in 2018
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Cost Consultant Reporting Requirement Effective for This Year's Form 481
    • Comments on USF Cap NPRM Due July 15
    • Think Tanks File Informal Complaint Against Nationwide Carriers for Location Data Disclosure
    • Commissioner Carr Announces $100 Million Connected Care Pilot Program
    • FM Translator Interference Rule Revisions Effective July 15
    • FCC Announces Task Force on Precision Agriculture; Seeks Membership Nominations
    • House Introduces Infrastructure Deployment Act
    • Robocalls Overwhelm Hospitals
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Aaron Osgood
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Technology

861

 

June 14, 2019

Headlines

  • Want to hear a funny story? Well it's about me and it is embarrassing and humiliating.
  • Smart grid How one-way communication technologies promote IoT [Germany]
  • Pagers in hospitals are reuniting parents and their children faster [UK]
  • USING HAM RADIO IN AN OFF ROAD EMERGENCY
  • The birth of the electronic beep, the most ubiquitous sound design in the world
  • InsideTowers
    • Pai Lauds ATC for Cell Sites in India
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Extends A-CAM II Election Deadline to July 17
    • FCC Adopts Call Blocking Declaratory Ruling, Seeks Comment on SHAKEN/STIR Implementation
    • FCC Announces Second Wave of CAF Phase II Auction (903)
    • FCC Announces Carry-Forward of Unused Rural Healthcare Program Funds
    • Comments on VRS FNPRM Due August 5
    • FCC Seeks Commitment from Major Carriers to Meet Emergency Alert Geo-Targeting Deadline
    • States Sue to Block T-Mobile / Sprint Merger
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • “The Seven Ages of Man” by William Shakespeare

860

June 7, 2019

Headlines

  • To make amends for my lawyer jokes, here are some ham radio operator jokes.
  • The star of WWDC wasn't the Mac Pro or Dark Mode. It was privacy
    • Michael Simon
  • Ignore HIPAA At Your Own Peril
    • Matt Fisher, Esq
  • More On Apple and Privacy
    • Rex Lee
  • The Evolution of Mobile Phone Usage
    • Matt Foley
  • InsideTowers
    • Pennsylvania is Not a “Happy Valley” For Rural Coverage
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Correction to Form 481 Filing Reminder
    • FCC Issues Proposed Rulemaking on USF Cap
    • Service Quality Standards for Intermediate Providers Effect July 5
    • FCC Delays Performance Measures Testing Until 2020
    • FCC Announces Official Agenda for June Open Meeting
    • Senate Introduces STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act
    • Comment Sought on E-Rate Petition for Rulemaking
    • Auction 103 Officially Scheduled to Begin December 10; FCC Issues Incumbent Reconfiguration Notice
    • iconectiv Selected as SHARKEN/STIR Policy Administrator
    • Detailed Winning Bidder Information Announced for Auction 101 and 102
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contracts
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Richard Glass
    • Alan S. Tilles, Esq.

859

May 31, 2019

Headlines

  • Heard any good lawyer jokes lately?
  • Smartphone Trombone Player has been finished.
  • Who Still Uses Pagers?
  • InsideTowers
    • New Broadband Deployment Report Sparks Dissent at FCC
    • London Officials Say 5G Will Be Stalled Two Years Over Local Disputes
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Form 481 Due July 1
    • Auction 102 for 24 GHz Band Licenses Closes; Auction 103 to Begin December 10
    • FCC Grants Waiver of E911 Location Accuracy Requirements to 10 Rural Carriers
    • FCC Begins Accepting ATSC 3.0 License Applications
    • Comments on 833 Toll-Free Number Auction Procedures Due June 3
    • Congressmen Mullin, Peterson Introduce Rural Broadband Bill
    • TRACED Act Passes Senate
    • FCC Reports Gains in Broadband Deployment
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update
    • FCC Seeks Comment on Proposed Modifications to Equipment Authorization Rules
    • Constellation Club Parent, Inc. Enters into $24,975 Consent Decree for Unauthorized Acquisition
    • FCC Fines Caribbean Network Solutions $20,000 for Interference to FAA Facilities
    • FCC Warns Traffic Control Services LLC of Unlicensed Operation of Private Land Mobile Radio Equipment
    • Westchester County NY Granted Extension to Construct 700 MHz Public Safety Channels
    • FCC Grants Quarterly Tower Inspection Exemption for Users of Vanguard and QLI Tower Monitoring Systems
    • FCC Grants Waiver of E911 Location Accuracy Requirements to 10 Rural Carriers
    • FCC Allows South Dakota’s Public Safety System to Meet Buildout Requirement by Reshaping its License Area
    • Failure to Timely File a Petition for Reconsideration Leads to Termination of Public Safety License
    • TRACED Act Passes Senate
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
  • MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “That Hill”
    • Zoé Renié Harris | Playing For Change | Live Outside

858

May 24, 2019

Headlines

  • Ascom Lands Contract for Hundreds of Smartphones to Replace Pagers
  • Parent pagers helping young patients
  • Prism IPX Systems and TPL Systèmes to be at APCO 2019
  • This Zebrawood wood veneer trombone player is beautiful.
  • Apple invites press to WWDC 2019 keynote, iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 unveil expected
  • InsideTowers
    • Tower Tech Dies in Fall From Iowa Tower
    • Streamlined Pole Attachment Rules Now in Place
    • Senate Passes Anti-Robocall Bill
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • One-Touch-Make-Ready Pole Attachment Rules Effective May 20
    • FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for June Open Meeting
    • AT&T Proposes Higher Power 3.5 GHz CBRS Operations to Promote Flexible 5G Deployments
    • FCC To Consider Permitting Carriers to Block Robocalls By Default
    • Sprint Recommends Elimination of All Access Charges
    • Trump Administration Issues Executive Order on Transactions with “Foreign Adversaries”
    • Comment Sought on Google Fiber Petition for Waiver
    • 3.7-4.2 GHz Band Certifications, Information Collection Due May 28
    • Google Cuts Ties with Huawei as Administration Acts on National Security Concerns
    • Chairman Pai, Commissioner Carr Support T-Mobile/Sprint Transaction; Draft Order Forthcoming
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Gerald Perez — Gibraltar
    • Larry Murphy — U.K.
  • LESSON OF THE WEEK
    • Amateur Radio Emergency Service
  • VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “ Basics of the Smith Chart — Intro, impedance, VSWR, transmission lines, matching. . .”

857

May 17, 2019

Headlines

  • I am looking for Unipage Paging Terminal brown-handle voice storage cards. Can you help?
  • Extreme addresses networked — IoT security
  • InsideTowers
    • CC Chairman Proposes Call Blocking By Default to Combat Robocalls
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • REMINDER: FCC FORM 395 EMPLOYMENT REPORT DUE MAY 31.
    • FCC Announces Authorization of Support for CAF II Auction
    • FCC Releases Report on Hurricane Michael Investigation
    • FCC Announces Phase Down of Legacy Support for Price Cap, Fixed CETCs
    • Declaratory Ruling and FNPRM Proposed to Combat Unwanted Calls
    • BDS Reply Comments Extended
    • Form 397 Eliminated Effective May 15
    • FCC Adopts Measures and Proposes Others to Expand Video Communications Options, Improve VRS
    • Lifeline Verifier Launched in Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan
    • David Redl Resigns from NTIA
    • FCC Announces Network Resiliency Webinar for Small and Rural Providers
    • FCC Announces SHAKEN/STIR Summit
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Gerald Perez — Gibraltar
  • LESSON OF THE WEEK
    • Ohm's Law Chart — Electrical Engineering
  • VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • Ham Basics: Sending Morse Code — CW — straight key, paddles and iambic keying

856

May 10, 2019

Headlines

  • Integrity: an editorial introducing another exposé by Rex Lee on the behind-the-scenes use of personal data from our smartphones
  • “Can Social Media Users Continue to Trust Facebook?”
    • By Rex Lee
  • InsideTowers
    • FCC Says Hard No to China Mobile's Offer For Telecom Services Here
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Announces Revised A-CAM II Offers, Information on Legacy Obligations
    • BloostonLaw to Present on Rural Growth Factor Reconsideration at SCC Annual Meeting
    • FCC Announces Revised A-CAM II Offers for Legacy Rate-of-Return Carriers
    • FCC Releases Information on Deployment Obligations for Legacy Rate-of-Return Carriers
    • Comment Sought on OTARD Rule
    • Comment Sought on Information Sharing under RAY BAUM's ACT
    • Important Milestones Met for 3.5 GHz CBRS
    • FCC Issues Report on Access by Veterans to Broadband Services
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • What is “the Blues?”
  • MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “Walking Blues”
    • Playing For Change

855

May 3, 2019

Headlines

  • I received a nice new ad from Media 1 this week. It looks like an interesting business opportunity.
  • THIS WEEK IN SECURITY: FACEBOOK HACKED YOUR EMAIL
  • Passive Audio Amps For Smart Phones
    • Sold another one this week. Thank you.
  • Commissioners consider tower lease
  • United States: Utah Requires Warrant For Law Enforcement Access To Certain Types Of Data
  • InsideTowers
    • Pai: We Must See 5G Threats ‘Clearly’ And Act on The
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Eliminates Public File Requirement for Channel Lineups
    • Blooston and Small Company Coalition Support Reconsideration of RoR Reform Order
    • FCC Authorizes 186 Carriers for Revised A-CAM Support
    • FCC Issues Advisory on WEA Improvement Deadline: May 1
    • FCC Issues Spate of Orders Over Third-Party Verification Failures
    • FCC Modifies SpaceX Satellite Broadband Authorization
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update
    • Comments on 900 MHz Band Broadband Reconfiguration Due June 3
    • FCC Grants Waiver to St. Croix County, WI to Use Paging Channel for Base/Mobile Communications
    • FCC Issues Enforcement Advisory Regarding Non-Compliant CATV Set-Top Boxes
    • Rose Tree Fire Company Obtains Waiver of T-Band Freeze to Increase Antenna Height
    • FCC Cites Cal Coast Machinery for Improper Operation
    • FCC Releases Wireless Siting Guide
    • House Passes Net Neutrality Legislation
    • Amtrak Receives Approval to Operate 52 PTC Base Stations on Automated Maritime Telecommunications System Spectrum
    • FCC Initiates Action to Revoke Licenses for Failure to Pay Annual Regulatory Fees
    • Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp Obtains Approval to Use Statewide Tennessee 800 MHz Network
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • On Racism
  • MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “Everlasting Arms”
    • Playing For Change

854

April 26, 2019

Headlines

  • No editorial this week. Too many bugs and malware.
  • More on my Passive Audio Amps For Smart Phones
  • Microsoft Is Blocking PCs From Installing New Windows 10 Update, And The Reason Is Ridiculous
  • No, '250 scientists' didn't warn that AirPods are a cancer risk
  • InsideTowers
    • SoftBank Invests $125M in Loon
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • RUS Announces Filing Window for ReConnect Rural Broadband Loan and Grant Fund
    • FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for May Open Meeting
    • Auction 102 Clock Phase Concludes; Assignment Phase Bidding to Begin May 3
    • Pole Attachment Rule Revisions Effective May 20
    • Petition for Review Filed on Separations Freeze Order
    • House to Hold Hearing on Robocalls Bill
    • Senate to Hold Hearing on Internet of Things Cybersecurity Bill
    • FCC Grants Informal Complaint Against Tele Circuit Network Corp
    • FCC to Deny China Mobile Application
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
  • FEATURED INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK
    • Background of Cumbia
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Jay Moskowitz reports about Joe Taylor's co-recipient of the Nobel Prize — Ressell Hulse
  • VIDEO INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK
    • “Cumbia Wendy Juanita” • Papa Orbe & Los Turpiales Sabaneros
    • Playing For Change

853

April 19, 2019

Headlines

  • This issue is dedicated to Professor Joe Taylor, Ph.D., winner of a Nobel Prize in Physics (1993)
  • It's Time To Help Support The Newsletter
  • Securing NHS communications and protecting patients by using the right comms mix
  • Microsoft Issues Serious Windows 10 Update Warning
  • iPad Pro Diary: The 12.9-inch model has cured my Kindle Paperwhite envy
  • InsideTowers
    • The High Cost of Not Doing Business
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Intermediate Provider Registration Due May 15; Use Restriction Effective July 15
    • FCC Eliminates Rate Floor, Partially Grants USTelecom Petition for Forbearance at Open Meeting
    • Initial Phase of 24 GHz 5G Spectrum Auction Ends, Bringing In Nearly $2B
    • FCC to Make More mmW Spectrum Available for 5G; Auction to Begin December 10, 2019
    • Effective Dates Established for Intermediate Provider Registration and Restrictions
    • FCC Corrects Compliance Deadline for Reassigned Number Database
    • FCC Reminds CMRS Providers in WEA of Upcoming Wireless Emergency Alert Deadlines
    • House Passes Net Neutrality Legislation
    • Senate Introduces Duo of Broadband Bills
    • FCC Inspector General Releases Lifeline Fraud Advisory
    • FCC Releases Guide for Wireless Siting Order
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
  • FEATURED INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK
    • Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.
  • VIDEO INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK
    • Dr. Joe Taylor answers *the* question from the audience 3.15.19 at FairLawn ARC

852

April 12, 2019

Headlines

  • 5G Is A Big Deal (more)
  • I believe the Special Edition that I sent out earlier this week was the best written and most informative of all the issues from the last 16 years of publishing The Wireless Messaging News. — Thanks to Ben Dickens of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP and others.
  • So . . . more interesting items on 5G are included this week.
  • Who would have ever thought that there would already be a 5G mini-cell site on the block I grew up on — in this small country town in Southern Illinois?
  • The music video this week is from Brazil. While listening to it I remembered the wonderful food in Brazil, so Instead of a THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK I included info about Feijoada the national dish of Brazil. It is my favorite meal and I will be serving it to guests next Wednesday evening. RSVP!
  • My Other Job
    • A dozen more brass horns ready for mounting on bases.
    • If you see a horn that catches your fancy let me know and I will build an amp for you.
  • 5G Networks and the Future of Wireless INTERNET
  • Text messaging is on the verge of a major transformation–here’s why you should care (Reader Forum)
  • InsideTowers
    • Are School Parents Getting the Wrong Info From EMF’ers?
    • Cancer Story Out of California Hits National TV and International Papers
    • 5G Means Building Small Cells ‘Closer to the Street’
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • House Passes “Save the Internet Act” to Restore Net Neutrality Requirements
    • FCC Issues Order on 2019 Tariff Filings
    • FCC Announces Official Agenda for April Meeting
    • Comments on Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements are Due May 20
    • New Reporting Requirements for Earth Stations Become Effective April 4; Filing Deadline Not Yet Set
    • Senate to Hold Broadband Mapping Hearing
    • Verizon Reportedly Activates 5G Network in Parts of Chicago and Minneapolis
    • FCC Office of Economics and Analytics Releases First Working Paper
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Albert Erdmann
    • Comments regarding 5G article
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Feijoada à Brasileira The National Dish of Brazil
  • MUSIC VIDEO SELECTION OF THE WEEK
    • “Mas, que Nada”
    • Playing For Change

851

April 9, 2019

Special Edition

This is the most important issue of the newsletter so far. *IMHO*

I have been in radio communications for over 62 years. I have read and studied radio almost every day in that time. Today's special issue has information critical for anyone who wants to understand what is about to happen with the all-new 5G Technology. This will be the most important development in wireless communication in our lifetime — but not without potential issues. I highly recommend that you read this.

850

April 5, 2019

Headlines

  • 5G Is A Big Deal
  • My Other Job
    • As brass gramophone (14 inches in diameter) was delivered from India yesterday by FedEx. (04/04/19) It is going to be a beautiful passive-smart-phone amplifier.
  • A Rogues’ Gallery of Robocallers
  • “Step Big Brother — Corporate Surveillance”
    • Tech Giants Surveil & Data Mine Children For Profits: Google & Apple May Be Violating FTC Child Privacy Laws!
    • By Rex Lee
  • InsideTowers
    • 5G Takes Center Stage at Wireless Connect
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • BloostonLaw Publishes 5G Article in French Telecom Journal
    • FCC Plans Additional Auction of 5G Spectrum Before End of 2019
    • FCC to Look at Partitioning, Disaggregation and Spectrum Leasing
    • Comments on 900 MHz Band Broadband Reconfiguration Due May 3
    • West Virginia Enacts 5G Infrastructure Reform Laws
    • Congress Introduces Cellphone Jamming Act for Prisons
    • Congress Introduces Resolution Declaring Chinese Telecommunications Firms Security Risks
    • Securus and ICS Call Off Merger
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Hans Christian Andersen
  • MUSIC VIDEO SELECTION OF THE WEEK
    • “Minor Rag” Spanish Rag Medley
    • Playing For Change

849

March 29, 2019

Headlines

  • Forget everything you remember about BlackBerry
  • Service Monitors and Frequency Standards for Sale
  • My Other Job
    • Making Passive Smartphone Amplifiers That Don't Require Electricity
  • Spok Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SPOK) Stock Is Shorted More
  • Patient data exposed at 2 Toronto hospitals, privacy commissioner investigating
  • InsideTowers
    • Raptor Breeding Season Brings Dangers for Tower Climbers
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Form 499-A, Access to Advanced Services Certifications Due April 1
    • FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for April Meeting
    • Chairman Pai Announces Vote to Eliminate Rate Floor Rule
    • FCC Adopts White Spaces Order
    • FCC Extends Part 15 Push Notification Requirement Waiver
    • FCC Issues $2.32 Million Fine for Slamming/Cramming Violations
    • Congress Introduces Communications Jobs Training Act
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • BloostonLaw Private User Update
    • Comment Sought on 900 MHz Band Realignment Rules
    • FCC Begins Process of Withdrawing as Accounting Authority in Maritime Mobile and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Radio Services
    • FCC Opens Frequencies Above 95 GHz for Experimental Use
    • FCC Temporarily Freezes Non-Federal 3100-3550 MHz Band Applications
    • Enforcement Reminder: Ensure That Radio Facilities Operate in Accordance with the Terms of Your License
    • FCC Fines Carrier $2.32 Million for Tricking Small Businesses into Switching Carriers
    • FCC Proposal Would Help First Responders Find 911 Callers in Multi-Story Buildings
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • “Those who will not reason . . .”
  • MUSIC VIDEO SELECTION OF THE WEEK
    • “Run”
    • Playing For Change

848

March 22, 2019

Headlines

  • GPS Week Rollover alert
  • Donations/contributions needed for newsletter support
  • Apple has surpassed Microsoft to reclaim its title as the world's most-valuable public company
  • The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week agreed to pay a journalist $43,000
  • Smartphone Acoustic Amplifiers
  • “Chinese and Russian Companies Exploit Flaws in US Cybersecurity”
    • By Rex Lee
  • T-Band Fact vs. Fiction
    • Enterprise Wireless Alliance
  • InsideTowers
    • USTelecom, Others Unveil Broadband Map Improvement Project
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • REMINDER: Revised A-CAM Offer Acceptance Letters Due March 27
    • FCC Adopts Items at March Open Meeting
    • FCC Provides Information on 2019-2022 Radio Station License Renewal Cycle
    • Comment Sought on 900 MHz Band Realignment Rules
    • Comment Deadlines Established for IP CTS Management Rules
    • FCC Opens Frequencies Above 95 GHz for Experimental Use
    • FCC Terminates Certain Proceedings as Dormant
    • Senate Holds Hearing on Rural Broadband Investment
    • FCC Moves EEO Audit and Enforcement Functions to Enforcement Bureau
    • Senate Introduces Broadband Mapping Act
    • Verizon Announces Price, Initial Coverage for 5G Service
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Vaughan Bowden — GPS Event
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Is the song “Dixie” racist?
  • MUSICAL SELECTION OF THE WEEK
    • “Dixie”

847

March 15, 2019

Headlines

  • Children’s Mercy must get better at protecting kids’ health info, says new CEO
  • New report says AirPods 2 and new iPads are about to be released
  • ARRL Supports No Change to Table of Allocations for 45.5 – 47 and 47 – 47.2 GHz Bands
  • InsideTowers
    • 24 GHz Auction Raises $284,144,450 in Round One Gross Bids
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Access By Persons with Disabilities Record-keeping Certification and Reporting Requirements Due
    • FCC Seeks Comment on Petition for Expedited Clarification or Declaratory Ruling Regarding Fax Advertising
    • Enforcement Reminder: Facilities in the 3650-3700 MHz Band Must Be Registered Before Commencing Operation
    • FCC Seeks Comment on Additional Analysis and Information from T-Mobile and Sprint
    • E-Rate and Rural Health Care Funding Caps Announced for 2019
    • FCC Grants Partial Waiver of Biennial Lifeline Audits
    • USF Offered to Price Cap Carriers and Fixed Competitive ETCs After CAF Phase II Auctions
    • Bi-Partisan Alternative Net Neutrality Effort Forming in Senate
    • GPS Network May Suffer from Quirk in "Week Number" Rollback
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Dr. Bob Jones, Sr.
  • TECHNICAL VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “SSB & AM RF Envelopes, Peak Envelope Power (PEP), Average Power and more”

846

March 8, 2019

Headlines

  • REMINICING ABOUT MY EXPIERENCS IN RADIO
    • WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH PAGING?
    • Being “close enough” doesn't hack it in todays high-tech world when it comes to radio alignment. Please take a second look at Frank Moorman's “Service Monitors and Frequency Standards for Sale.” There was a mistake in his e-mail address last week.
  • Rex Lee is back from IWCE and has sent me his latest article for next week's newsletter: “Google, Apple, and Microsoft Distribute Chinese Surveillance Technology.
    • ” This guy is good and on to something BIG.
  • BlackBerry turns 35: A look back at its big transformation
  • “City of Winnipeg manager in charge of police radios arrested after 2-year investigation”
    • Sent in by Barry Kanne
  • InsideTowers
    • Huawei Calls Suit Against U.S. a ‘Last Resort’
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Form 499-A, Access to Advanced Services Certifications Due April 1
    • FCC Authorizes Support for First Wave of Connect America
    • Phase II Auction Winners
    • FCC Releases Clock Phase Bidding System Guide for Auction 102
    • Comment on Broadcast Ownership Rules Due April 29
    • Comment on Truth in Caller ID Rules Due April 3
    • Democrats Reveal New Net Neutrality Bill 600 MHz Band Licensee Filing Obligations in Connection with TV Band White Space Administration
    • Trump Reelection Team Reportedly Backs Government Managed Wholesale of 5G Spectrum
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Helen Keller
  • MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “Restless Heart — Why Does It Have to Be”
    • Home Free cover

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March 1, 2019

Headlines

  • Security flaws in 4G and 5G allow snooping on phone users
  • The following article “Matt Hancock's plan to purge NHS pagers is pretty dumb. Here's why” was written by Nicole Kobie a freelance journalist in London. I was hoping that someone would write a good response disclosing some of the ridiculous assertions in the UK Government's attempt to ban pager use by medical professionals.
  • Service Monitors and Frequency Standards for Sale
    • Frank Moorman
  • Matt Hancock's plan to purge NHS pagers is pretty dumb. Here's why
    • Nicole Kobie
  • InsideTowers
    • Bird Deterrent On Cell Tower “Horns” In On Neighborhood Peace And Quiet
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FINAL REMINDER: CPNI Reports are Due Friday (today)
    • FCC Announces Revised A-CAM Offers
    • FCC Issues Tentative Agenda for March Open Meeting
    • FCC Announces 38 Qualified Bidders for Auction 102
    • FCC Temporarily Freezes Non-Federal 3100-3550 MHz Band Applications
    • Comments on Additional ESIM/GSO Communication Bands Due April 8
    • Court of Appeals Upholds AT&T-Time Warner Merger
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update
    • FCC Fines Coal Company for Unauthorized Assignment of License
    • Ensure that Your Towers Comply with the FCC’s Obstruction Marking and Lighting Rules
    • FCC Issues Enforcement Advisories — Equipment Manufacturers and Retailers Take Note
    • FCC Updates Procedure for Reporting Ownership Changes to Antenna Towers
    • FCC Enters into $25,000 Consent Decree Over Unlicensed Radio Operations
    • Failure to Register 3650-3700 MHz Station Leads to $20,000 Fine
    • FCC Wireless Applications Delayed by Partial Government Shutdown
    • FCC Creates Fraud Division Within Enforcement Bureau
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “Man of Constant Sorrow”
    • Home Free cover

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February 22, 2019

Headlines

  • Firefighters get money for critical paging system
  • One of the 2020 iPhone’s best features just leaked, and it’s something you won’t even see
  • Hummelstown Fire Department officials voice safety concerns with Dauphin County paging system
  • InsideTowers
    • Fourth Amendment Rights Not Violated By “Tower Dump”
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Newsletter
    • Form 499-A and 499-Q for 2019 Now Available
    • FCC Adopts Items at February Open Meeting
    • Rate of Return Order Effective March 21
    • FCC Extends Deadlines for Comment on Electronic Carriage Notices Joint Proposal
    • Comments on E-Rate Amortization Requirement NPRM Due March 18
    • FCC Issues Reminder of March 1 Inmate Calling Data Collection Response Deadline
    • FCC Extends Grant Period for USTelecom Petition for Forbearance
    • White House Announces American Broadband Initiative Report
    • FCC Releases Illegal Robocall Report
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Albert Einstein
  • MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “Listen to the Music”
    • Playing For Change

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February 15, 2019

Headlines

  • A Day Late and a Dollar Short.
  • Another article this week from our contributor Rex Lee. Part two. Don't miss it. Rex does a lot of hard work researching the facts for his articles. I believe he is an ethical and honest person.
  • Telecom and Tech Giant Conflict of Interest and Competition Violations:
    Part 2
    • By Rex Lee
  • Inside Towers
    • Sprint Sues AT&T Over ‘Fake’ 5G Ads, AT&T Fights Back
  • New emergency service paging site to be added in Pitt County (NC)
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Newsletter
    • REMINDER: CPNI Reports are Due March 1
    • FCC to Hold Open Meeting on February 14
    • Changes to Filing Requirements for Broadcast Station Documents Effective
    • Chairman Pai Continues to Press for Caller ID Authentication from Carriers
    • Pole Attachment Presumption Rule Effective March 11
    • UMFUS and FSS Sharing Rules Now Applicable to 24 GHz Band
    • FCC Fines Coal Company for Unauthorized Transfer of Control
    • FCC Appoints Members to New Federal-State Joint Board on Separations
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Leonard Bernstein
  • VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • The Playing For Change Foundation Polar Music Prize 2019
      Official Announcement

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February 8, 2019

Headlines

  • We are having a cold spell here in Southern Illinois. Temperatures are running below zero degrees Fahrenheit with the wind-chill rating much lower.
  • Another article this week from our contributor Rex Lee. Don't miss it. Rex does a lot of hard work researching the facts for his articles. I believe he is an ethical and honest person.
  • Apple to pay 14-year-old boy who spotted FaceTime bug.
    • Brad's comments: Apple reportedly ignored reports of this bug for over a week. Including a letter from the boy's mother who is an attorney (on her letterhead)! This is a good example of not paying attention to running the business when you are too busy enjoying a fancy new office building and all the perks that go along with success. Remember what they teach in business management: “Stick to the knitting!”
  • Inside Towers
    • Why Do Towers Fall Down?
  • Telecom and Tech Giant Conflict of Interest and Competition Violations:
    Part 1
    • By Rex Lee
  • Marin supervisors urged to reject 5G wireless antennas out of health concerns
      • Courtesy of Tom Cook
  • New emergency service paging site to be added in Pitt County (NC)
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Newsletter
    • FCC Form 477 Data Filing Deadline Extended to March 8
    • D.C. Court of Appeals Vacates FCC Lifeline Order
    • FCC Announces Final Results, Next Steps for Auction 101; Sets Deadlines for Auction 102
    • Comment for USF Overlap Auction Due March 8
    • Comment on Satellite Service Rules Due March 18
    • Comments on DBS Satellite System Licensing Framework Due March 25
    • FCC Wireless Applications Delayed by Partial Government Shutdown
    • Rep. Pallone Reintroduces Robocall Bill
    • Senate Holds Hearing on 5G in the United States
    • House to Hold Hearing on Open Internet
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Newsletter
    • FCC Reopens Following Partial Federal Government Shutdown; Equipment Authorization Process Reactivated
    • FCC Announces Open Meeting for February 14 – Will Consider Proposed Anti-Spoofing Provisions of the RAY BAUM’S Act
    • Senators Reintroduce Robocall Bill
    • FCC Continues E-Rate Amortization Requirement Waiver; Seeks Comment on Elimination
    • FCC Creates Fraud Division Within Enforcement Bureau
    • Chairman Pai Announces Chief Information Officer
    • Commissioner Starks Announces Staff
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar at a Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Brad Welch
    • General Manager TPL Asia Pacific
    • Critical Messaging Workshop at IWCE this year
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Harvey Fierstein
  • VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “It's A Great Day To Be Alive” (Home Free Cover)

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February 1, 2019

Headlines

  • Net neutrality court case preview: Did FCC mess up by redefining broadband?
  • FCC Revises Deadlines Following Resumption of Operations
  • No Change in Motorola-Hytera ITC Decision Following Presidential Review
  • New macOS malware steals your cookies to swipe your crypto-currency
  • Inside Towers
    • 13-Year Old Boy Falls to His Death Climbing a Tower
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Newsletter — Special Edition
    • FCC Reopened – Suspended Filings Due Tuesday, January 29
    • 28 GHz Auction Bidding Ends; Payments and Long Form Applications Due Shortly
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Newsletter
    • FCC Extends Deadlines for Filings Due During Shutdown
    • FCC Revises Filing and Other Deadlines Following Resumption of Operations
    • FCC Announces Tentative Schedule for February 14
    • Commissioner Starks Sworn In, Commission at Full Five
    • FCC Fines LPTV Station $144,000 for Continued Operation without Renewal
    • U.S. Department of Justice Indicts Huawei Device Co., CEO
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Newsletter
    • FCC Reopens Following Partial Federal Government Shutdown; Equipment Authorization Process Reactivated
    • FCC Announces Open Meeting for February 14 – Will Consider Proposed Anti-Spoofing Provisions of the RAY BAUM’S Act
    • Senators Reintroduce Robocall Bill
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Plato
  • VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • Playing For Change
    • “Behind The Song: Congo to the Mississippi”

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January 25, 2019

Headlines

  • Mac malware attack found to hide payload in advertising graphics
  • Richard Lambley speaks to Sam Fenwick about the telecommunication industry’s earlier years and some of the highlights from his time as editor of Land Mobile
  • No Change in Motorola-Hytera ITC Decision Following Presidential Review
  • The BlackBerry Device Is 20 Yet Still Full of Potential
  • Inside Towers
    • FCC’s 28 GHz Auction Ends, $700M+ Raised
  • BloostonLaw Newsletter;
    • FCC Shutdown Continues
    • FCC To Hold January Open Meeting Despite Shutdown, Considering Announcements Only
    • Senators Reintroduce Robocall Bill
    • FCC Reopens Device Approval System
    • T-Mobile Announces First Implementation of Robocall Blocking Standards
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
    • BloostonLaw Contacts
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
  • VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “Congo to the Mississippi”
    • Playing For Change

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January 18, 2019

Headlines

  • Don't miss the LETTER TO THE EDITOR from Jim Nelson announcing that CMA-America and CMA-Europe will merge. There are some important revisions to his original letter published last week.
  • Our feature article this week is about surveillance and data-mining business practices by Rex M. Lee who is a privacy and data security consultant and Blackops Partners senior analyst and researcher. I know Rex personally and have the highest level of confidence in his work.
  • If you have information of interest to the Paging and Wireless Messaging Communities please contribute it to the Paging Information web site and this newsletter. Don't take it to the grave with you.
  • Feature article by Rex Lee
    • Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing
  • Motorola Solutions Retracts CEO’s Statements on Huawei
  • Next-Generation iPhone XR Said to Feature 4x4 MIMO Antenna Design Enabling Faster Data Speeds
  • InsideTowers
    • FCC Order Easing Buildout Regs Upheld By Tenth Circuit Court Ruling
  • BloostonLaw Newsletter;
    • FCC Shutdown Continues
    • CAF Oversight Bill Introduced in House of Representatives
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Jim Nelson
      • CMA-America and CMA-Europe will merge
    • Mike Meehan
    • Michael P. Mollet
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • My Latest Workshop Project
    • It's a Work of Art
    • But not designed by me
  • VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “Mas, que Nada” Live in Brazil
    • Playing For Change

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January 11, 2019

Headlines

  • A little Internet Nostalgia
  • You are invited to contribute content to the newsletter;
  • EWA to Continue Processing Applications During FCC Shutdown
  • For the Techies: Fast ADC Facilitates Direct RF Sampling at Higher Frequencies
  • Austria to implement cell broadcast warning system
  • InsideTowers
    • Some Work Continues During FCC Shutdown
  • BloostonLaw Newsletter;
    • Special Edition: Telecom Update
    • Private Users Update
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Jim Nelson
    • CMA-America and CMA-Europe will merge
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • Happy New Year
    • Phil & Annie Leavitt
  • VIDEO OF THE WEEK
    • “You Don't Love God If You Don't Love Your Neighbor”
—— January 4, 2019 No issue this week.

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