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AAPC Wireless Messaging News

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FRIDAY - JULY 9, 2010 - ISSUE NO. 414

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Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

Greetings from hot and humid Southern Illinois.

I continue to receive reports from people who are not receiving e-mails from me. Since it is hard for a "dumb" Internet server to tell the difference between spam and legitimate messages to large groups, sometimes I get blocked. When I know about it, I contact the ISP and explain about the newsletter and get re-instated. Frequently the recipient has to work with their ISP to get this resolved. I have done all I know to do to minimize this problem. The program that I use to send out the notification messages each week, sends a separate message to each recipient without using the standard e-mail feature of sending a single one-to many message using multiple addresses in the To:, Cc:, or Bcc: fields. This helps a lot but some servers notice several different messages from me and I get tagged.

Of course, anyone can check on at the top of the page for the latest newsletter.

I received several positive comments about the photos from the Global Paging Convention in Charleston. If you want a copy of any of my photos for your personal use, I have posted most of them on the web, including several that were not in the newsletter. You may click here to see them all. click on any individual photo to enlarge it. You can download, and save any of the ones that you like. (No © !)

The following is from the BloostonLaw Telecom Update section of this issue. Don't miss their comments on this important ruling.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that municipalities have the right to examine the text messages of public employees on municipality-issued pagers, and that the employees have no reasonable expectation of privacy. In City of Ontario (Calif.) v. Jeff Quon, the high court unanimously upheld the City’s right to review the personal texts of SWAT police officer Quon on his department-provided pager because the department was attempting to determine whether to increase the pager fees. The case was on appeal from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

Now on to more news and views.

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A new issue of The Wireless Messaging Newsletter gets 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 Internet. 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 Data 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 Data 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.


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Please welcome and check out the newest bronze vendor members:

Welcome to Will Bakula of Weather Affirmation, LLC, our latest individual member to join!

You should have received an e-mail from Linda detailing a new AAPC initiative — a professional marketing piece — developed to help your business and the industry as a whole. Our intent is to provide information to current and potential customers that accurately represent the entire industry and our technology’s strengths.

If you did not receive the e-mail — please e-mail Linda at and let her know. For your convenience, the information needed is also included below. If you did receive the e-mail and have not yet responded, please take 5 minutes to answer the questions and help us develop a professional marketing piece that your sales force can use to present your business in an accurate and positive fashion.

Participating companies will have access to the promotional piece and will also be entered into a raffle drawing for a free conference registration to next year’s convention.

Please note that Linda will be compiling the information you provide and presenting it as an industry composite. No company will be named and no one will have access to this information.

E-mail your responses to the questions below directly to Linda at by Friday, July 16.

1. What is your total number of units in service as of June 30, 2010? Our goal is to indicate that collectively the private paging companies have as great or a greater share than public companies.

2. What was your number of units in service in the medical and emergency response segments in 06/30/09?

3. What was your number of units in service in the medical and emergency response segments as of 06/30/10? Our goal is to indicate that this is a growing segment for the technology.

4. What is the number of hospitals to which you provide service? Ideally, we want to highlight what percentage of hospitals currently utilizes paging services.

5. How many transmitters do you currently have in place? How many do you anticipate will need to be replaced in 3 – 5 years? This is to help us dialogue with manufacturers in regards to the industry’s collective needs.


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Retiree keeps Motorola in touch with its past

Chester Matusek restores vintage equipment for company's museum

Motorola retiree Chester Matusek, as seen through his magnifying glass, repairs vintage Motorola equipment at the company's Schaumburg campus. (Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune / June 1, 2010)

By Wailin Wong, Tribune reporter
July 4, 2010

Chester Matusek still has the first piece of paper he ever received at Motorola. It's a sea-foam-green receipt, limp at the creases from having been folded and unfolded numerous times, that acknowledges his possession of "1 – Box tools."

The date was Nov. 21, 1955.

Matusek worked at Motorola for 33 years, starting as a tool-and-die-maker at the company's old plant on Augusta Boulevard in Chicago. He later became a foreman and then group manager of the Machining Technology Department, more commonly known as the model shop. When Matusek retired in April 1989 at age 67, he had planned to spend more time on his boat on the Fox River.

But something didn't feel right.

"I thought to myself, 'That's not for me,'" Matusek said.

Three months after retiring, he heard Motorola was starting a museum. Matusek contacted his old employer and started another career at the company, this time restoring artifacts and helping to manage the museum's vast collections of documents and vintage equipment.

Matusek is now 88, with no second retirement in sight. He lives in Algonquin with his son and goes to the company's Schaumburg campus three days a week, arriving at the Motorola Archives at 6:30 a.m.

"I always like to start early because I like to go home early," he said.

The Motorola Archives contain nearly 10,000 artifacts, 55,000 document files and 100,000 photographs, among other memorabilia — a tangible timeline of the company's 80-plus years of history. The museum, which is not open to the public, is a resource for Motorola employees and customers. For example, the archives can dig up historic video footage for a presentation, provide documents for use in intellectual-property litigation and find service manuals for older products still in use by customers.

The plain-spoken Matusek isn't much for navel-gazing about his long career at Motorola Inc., though he does become animated when he reminisces about practical problems he tackled during his days in the model shop.

There was the time, for instance, when he was researching machines for making rubber molds and reached out to a manufacturer who refused to help him, saying the technology was proprietary. Matusek later figured out how to make colored rubber molds with a special type of pigment compatible with the polyurethane used in the molds.

The company that earlier had rebuffed him contacted him to ask about the coloring process. Matusek's response?

"I said, 'That's proprietary!'" he recalled with a chuckle.

Matusek also has fond memories of Motorola's founder, Paul Galvin, who he said instilled a culture of creative thinking and innovation. He remembers Galvin visiting the model shop and waiting in line with other employees at the cafeteria. Matusek said Galvin's son and successor, Robert, also liked to drop by the shop.

"I liked the work," Matusek said. "I remember (Paul Galvin) saying, 'If you have an idea, say something.'"

Matusek had lots of ideas. He designed and built special types of molds during his time in the model shop, and he was awarded a patent in 1978 for a mechanism to insert pins into a circuit board. Matusek said that invention took just three months.

"Once I get an idea, I ain't standing still," he said.

Matusek said he has always liked tinkering with electronics, even without much formal training. While he was a student at the now-shuttered Washburne Trade School on the South Side, he enrolled in an electronics class, but it was canceled due to low attendance — he was just one of three students who showed up.

"It's natural for me," Matusek said. "I never took an electronics course. The only course I took was servicing TVs. But I made my own circuits. Just putting 2 and 2 together, I guess."

In his current role, Matusek has to draw on his years of experience in practical problem-solving.

One ongoing project is restoring a Motorola "backpack" two-way radio from the 1940s. In his workshop, Matusek has enlarged photocopies of schematics from old user manuals spread out on a table, along with a number of tools and assorted mechanical innards. It's a similar process to the one he used to get an old pair of Motorola Handie-Talkies — the portable two-way radios widely in use during World War II — working again.

When it comes to fixing the old equipment, "you've got to scavenge and get (parts) out of the old ones," said Matusek, who keeps a collection of radios in his workshop just for parts.

The archives also house reproductions of iconic Motorola products that get displayed or loaned to other museums. Matusek has built a number of replicas, including one for the 1973 prototype DynaTAC phone that went on to become the world's first commercial cellular phone a decade later.

Matusek's replica weighs the same as the original and would be nearly indistinguishable from the real thing if not for the "REPRO" stamp on the bottom.

"His reproductions are so good we had to stamp them," said Lisa Solak, a product specialist at Motorola Archives. "You can't tell them apart. It's scary."

Matusek's records of his employment at Motorola are meticulous. His wife started a scrapbook, and he continued it after she passed away in 1980. The brown album is stuffed with memorabilia such as internal memos announcing personnel changes in the model shop, programs for 10- and 15-year service anniversary banquets and an American Airlines boarding pass for a business trip to Phoenix in February 1971.

The Motorola Archives are housed steps away from the Innovation Center, a facility that displays the latest technology from each of the company's business units and is open to customers who visit Schaumburg. It's unclear how the museum will change when Motorola splits into two publicly traded companies, a move scheduled for early next year. Last week, Motorola disclosed more details about its breakup in a regulatory filing, but the company is still working on dividing up shared resources.

Matusek doesn't have much need for modern gadgetry like cell phones. He sees his grandchildren texting all the time but leaves his phone in the car because he uses it so rarely.

Still, there's plenty of work in the museum to keep him busy, whether it's making new parts for a vintage Motorola "Golden View" television set or constructing a system of dowels and plastic sheeting to protect the paper archives from water damage.

"(I'll) work as long as they need me," Matusek said. "I ain't going nowhere. If I'm going to work, I might as well stay here."

Source: Chicago Tribune

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The 10 Coolest Smartphones Of 2010, So Far

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Apple, Android or other? Apple's iPhone 4 broke sales records for Apple, but the legion of Android-powered devices — including the mighty Motorola Droid X and the hotshot HTC EVO 4G— is ever-growing and helping Google gain on Apple and iPhone as a heavyweight smartphone power.
The Apple vs. Google rivalry is just one of the major story lines in an action-packed year for smartphone releases so far. Here's a look at 10 of the coolest smartphones to be released in the first six months of 2010.

Carrier: Sprint
Price: $199.99 with two-year contract

Released: June 4

By all accounts, it's a powerhouse, and spec-for-spec, the HTC EVO 4G, carried by Sprint, might be the most advanced smartphone currently available. It includes a 4.3-inch, 480 x 800-pixel display, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, an 8-megapixel camera capable of 720p HD video capture, HDMI output, version 2.1 (and soon, 2.2) of Android with HTC Sense and, the kicker, 4G integrated wireless, which makes the EVO 4G the first 4G smartphone available to consumers in the U.S.


Motorola Droid X
Carrier: Verizon
Price: $199.99 after two-year contract and rebate

Released: Coming July 15

Motorola in 2009 threw its smartphone loyalty behind Android, and last fall, with the first Motorola Droid, made good on a promise to muscle back into the limelight. Now comes Droid X, a power-packed upgrade to the expanding Droid lineup, which includes a 4.3-inch display, video capture for 720p video, HDMI output, 1GHz processor, 8 GB of memory, 16-GB microSD card, 8-megapixel camera, no physical keyboard, Swype touch-screen typing software, version 2.1 of Android (with 2.2 on the way later this summer), 3G Mobile Hotspot capability, and a range of content options thanks to strengthened partnerships with Skype Mobile, Blockbuster, Redzone and other providers.


Apple iPhone 4
Carrier: AT&T
Price: $199.99 (16-GB edition)

Released: June 24

Does Apple's new iPhone really need an introduction, after weeks — no, months — of breathless fanfare? According to Apple, iPhone 4 sales exceeded 1.7 million in the phone's first three days on sale, breaking Apple records and becoming the most successful product launch in company history. Struggles abounded — preorder and launch difficulties from AT&T — but they hardly derailed Apple's momentum. Oh, and it's a pretty nifty phone, too: 9.3 mm (and 24 percent thinner than the most recent iPhone 3GS), ARM-based A4 processor (same as iPad's), a realtime video chatting application called FaceTime, a 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video capture capability, a second, front-facing camera, and a 3.5-inch, 960 x 460 display.


Palm Pre Plus
Carriers: Verizon and AT&T
Price: $149.99 with two-year contract

Released: Jan. 25

Try as it did, Palm couldn't work up a head of steam for its initial Pre and Pixi phones, released in mid-2009 on Sprint and, while greeted with loving reviews, hardly the type of sales momentum Palm needed to muscle up next to Apple, Motorola and Research In Motion. Who knows what happens to Palm next now that it's being acquired by HP, but know this: the Palm Pre Plus, which was the updated version of the Palm Pre that Palm released for Verizon and AT&T earlier this year (with twice the internal memory as the first Pre), is quite a phone. Its specs aren't a cut above — 3.1-inch display, 480 x 320 resolution, 3-megapixel camera, etc. — but its champions have talked up its ease-of-use, especially for the phone's notification system and the way in which the Pre Plus turns into a Wi-Fi hot spot.


HTC Droid Incredible
Carrier: Verizon
Price: $199.99 with two-year contract and rebate

Released: April 29

So excitable were the reviews for HTC's Droid Incredible that it's tough to believe it might not even be the hottest Droid phone available anymore. This hot number has a 3.7-inch 480 x 800 WVGA AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel camera, version 2.1 of Android with HTC Sense, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 8 GB of internal memory and a unique form factor with a soft outside shell. It was Verizon's first phone to include the Snapdragon, and also Verizon's first with an 8-megapixel camera.


Samsung Galaxy S (various)
Carriers: Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular
Price: $199 (T-Mobile version)

Released: Coming July 21 (T-Mobile version)

Samsung is pulling out all the stops to make sure its Galaxy S line of smartphones gets maximum exposure and, as such, has made versions of the Galaxy S phone available to all four major U.S. carriers, plus U.S. Cellular. Common to each version of the phone is Google Android 2.1 (with 2.2 upgrade expected later this year), a 4-inch AMOLED display, a 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, 2 GB of storage, and enablement for Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi.

So far, only the T-Mobile version — which will be called Samsung Vibrant — has a confirmed price and release date, and beyond the core features has a 2-GB microSD card that includes preloaded movies and games. The other versions are called Samsung Captivate (AT&T), Samsung Epic 4G (Sprint, adding a slide-out keyboard and front-facing camera), Samsung Galaxy S (U.S. Cellular) and Samsung Fascinate (Verizon).


Nokia N8
(Release specifics to be determined)
Down but not exactly out: Nokia is losing share to competitors, but it's still the No. 1 handset maker in the world, despite having yet to make major inroads into North America.

Its N8, which it touts as the world's first smartphone to provide 5-band 3G support, includes a 3.5-inch, 640 x 360-pixel display, 720p video capture capability, a whopper 12-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and a 680MHz processor. It's also the first Nokia phone to run Symbian3 OS, and is said to be headed for U.S. shores by the end of the year.


Google Nexus One
Carrier: T-Mobile
Price: $179.99

Released: Jan. 5

The Nexus One is manufactured by HTC, but it's Google's proprietary phone, and its sales shortcomings — Google recently decided to stop selling Nexus One through its online Web retail store — shouldn't overshadow its technical triumphs. Debuted in January, Nexus One includes a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 5-megapixel camera, a dual mic for noise suppression and other high-flying specs common to the most advanced Android phones available. As a bonus, Nexus One is the first Android phone to receive an over-the-air upgrade to Android 2.2, which Google began pushing out June 28.


Carrier: T-Mobile
Price: $199.99 with two-year contract

Released: March 24

What's that, you say? Yes, it's a Windows Mobile 6.5 device — and a darn good one. HTC first confirmed plans for the big-screen HD2 phone in November 2009, and it saw its release on these shores — after already shipping in Europe on Taiwan — in late March.

It has a 4.3-inch touch screen but is only 1 mm thick, and is the first Windows Mobile phone to use HTC Sense. It also has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 5-megapixel camera, GPS, 448 MB of RAM, and support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1, along with preloaded content that includes Blockbuster on-demand and six months of free Gogo inflight wireless in the continental U.S.


HTC Aria
Carrier: AT&T
Price: $129.99 with two-year contract and rebate

Released: June 20

As speculation mounts that AT&T is close to losing its exclusivity contract for iPhone, the carrier has wasted no time expanding onto other platforms. One of its most promising non-iPhone offerings is the pint-size HTC Aria, which is AT&T's second Google Android device after the Motorola Backflip. It runs Android 2.1 and includes HTC Sense, a 5-megapixel camera, a 3.2-inch HVGA touch-screen display with optical joystick, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and a digital compass.

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Story Created: Jul 4, 2010 at 7:25 PM PDT
Story Updated: Jul 5, 2010 at 9:28 AM PDT
Montecito — The Montecito Fire Department has added a new emergency notification system that will alert residents when there is a serious situation developing.

The fire department is urging residents to purchase this tone alert radio. It will transmit a 90-decibel tone along with a text message, that tells people an emergency is occurring.

The cost of this radio is 95 dollars. The fire department is hoping that a majority of residents will purchase it, as a defense against emergencies.

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BloostonLaw Telecom Update

Published by the Law Offices of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP

[Portions reproduced here with the firm's permission.]

   Vol. 13, No. 28 June 14, 2010   

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Clients Are Urged To Participate In BloostonLaw USF Comments

BloostonLaw has drafted comments to urge the FCC to adopt a reasonable approach in reforming Universal Service Fund (USF) rules, so that small and rural telecom carriers will not be unfairly denied support to carry on with the important process of bringing broadband services to their customers.

These comments must be filed with the FCC by Monday, July 12, 2010, in WC Docket No. 10-90, GN Docket No. 09-51, and WC Docket No. 05-337 (the USF Reform NOI and NPRM proceeding). It is vital that the FCC see as much support for these positions as possible. Therefore, we urge all of our clients to join in supporting these comments. We will keep the per-client cost for participation at $500.

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  • House panel asks FCC for info about public safety broadband network.
  • High court rules employers can examine text messages on pagers issued to their employees in Ontario case.
  • Rep. Kucinich to introduce bill for cell phone radiation research, warning label.
  • International Telecommunications Traffic Reports are due August 2.

House Panel Asks FCC For Info About Public Safety Broadband Network

Last week, Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas), Chairman and Ranking Member of House Energy and Commerce Committee, respectively, and Reps. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) and Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, respectively, requested information from FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski regarding the proposed nationwide public safety broadband network. The lawmakers noted they had held a hearing on a discussion draft that would provide funding for constructing and maintaining such a network, and that the draft would require the FCC to implement technical requirements to achieve nationwide interoperability as well as auction spectrum for the purpose of raising the billions of dollars necessary to construct and maintain such a network over the next 10 years. They said the discussion draft relies on many of the recommendations put forth by the FCC in its National Broadband Plan (NBP). The actions of Congress and the FCC with regard to the rollout of the public safety broadband network not only affects public safety agencies, but also impacts our commercial carrier clients with regard to (1) their opportunity to bid on the D Block 700 MHz spectrum; (2) the obligations that may be imposed on all 700 MHz auction winners to cooperate with public safety; and (3) the opportunity to partner with public safety agencies in building statewide or regional broadband coverage.

For example, the lawmakers said, the draft contemplates that public safety would operate its broadband network utilizing the same air interface as commercial licensees in the 700 MHz band. In addition to helping ensure interoperability, the NBP suggests that this approach would allow public safety to take advantage of economies of scale associated with a market in which there are a variety of commercial providers purchasing equipment and devices from a range of vendors. Such economies of scale could reduce significantly equipment costs for public safety users. The lawmakers believed that this proposal represents a significant change from today's public safety communications equipment market for voice or "narrowband" services.

As the NBP states, the lawmakers continued, "[p]ast efforts to create a public safety narrowband interoperable voice network have failed." Public safety has typically had to rely on an exclusive or limited vendor pool for equipment and devices, and the cost of the equipment is often more expensive than comparable commercial equipment. Some have suggested that these factors limit public safety's options and may even undermine attempts to achieve interoperability. To improve the existing public safety equipment and device market, and to help with its ongoing evaluation of the NBP recommendations, the lawmakers asked the FCC Chairman to answer the following questions by July 15:

1. Please provide a list of the top four vendors of public safety narrowband equipment and their respective market shares. If the FCC does not track this information independently, please use public references to provide these details.

2. Have proprietary solutions affected interoperability, innovation, cost, or competition in the market for public safety communications equipment?

a. How would the greater use of open standards affect these factors?

b. What steps should the FCC take, if any, to encourage the use of open standards in public safety communications?

3. Please provide information on whether the public safety interoperable voice network, governed by Project 25, has achieved true interoperability.

a. Has interoperability been hindered by a lack of competition in equipment and device availability?

b. To the extent that interoperability has been hindered, please provide specific examples.

4. Does the current structure of the public safety equipment market hinder efforts to achieve interoperability for a broadband public safety network? If so, please provide a description of possible steps the Commission might take to remedy this situation.

5. Section 101(b) of the staff discussion draft sets forth criteria for the Commission to consider in establishing rules for interoperability. How should this list be revised to ensure that interoperability is achieved in the broadband network, unlike the "failure" that occurred in the narrowband network? What technical and operational framework might be more appropriate to ensure interoperability on a future nationwide wireless public safety broadband network?

6. Can interoperability requirements applied to the wireless public safety broadband network be utilized to promote interoperability between the narrowband and broadband networks?

BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and John Prendergast.

High Court Rules Employers Can Examine Text Messages On Devices Issued To Their Employees, in Ontario Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that municipalities have the right to examine the text messages of public employees on municipality-issued pagers, and that the employees have no reasonable expectation of privacy. In City of Ontario (Calif.) v. Jeff Quon, the high court unanimously upheld the City’s right to review the personal texts of SWAT police officer Quon on his department-provided pager because the department was attempting to determine whether to increase the pager fees. The case was on appeal from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

According to the Supreme Court, Petitioner City of Ontario acquired alphanumeric pagers able to send and receive text messages. Its contract with its service provider, Arch Wireless, provided for a monthly limit on the number of characters each pager could send or receive, and specified that usage exceeding that number would result in an additional fee. The City issued the pagers to respondent Quon and other officers in its police department (OPD), also a petitioner in the case. When Quon and others exceeded their monthly character limits for several months running, petitioner Scharf, OPD's chief of police, sought to determine whether the existing limit was too low, i.e., whether the officers had to pay fees for sending work-related messages or, conversely, whether the overages were for personal messages.

After Arch Wireless provided transcripts of Quon's and another employee's August and September 2002 text messages, it was discovered that many of Quon's messages were not work related, and some were sexually explicit. Scharf referred the matter to OPD's internal affairs division. The investigating officer used Quon's work schedule to redact from his transcript any messages he sent while off duty, but the transcript showed that few of his on-duty messages related to police business. Quon was disciplined for violating OPD rules.

He and the other respondents—each of whom had exchanged text messages with Quon during August and September—filed a lawsuit, alleging that petitioners violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the federal Stored Communications Act (SCA) by obtaining and reviewing the transcript of Quon's pager messages, and that Arch Wireless violated the SCA by giving the City the transcript. The District Court denied the officers summary judgment on the constitutional claims, to determine that Quon had a reasonable expectation of privacy in the content of his messages. Whether the audit was nonetheless reasonable, the court concluded, turned on whether Scharf used it for the improper purpose of determining if Quon was using his pager to waste time, or for the legitimate purpose of determining the efficacy of existing character limits to ensure that officers were not paying hidden work-related costs.

After the jury concluded that Scharf's intent was legitimate, the court granted the City summary judgment on the ground they did not violate the Fourth Amendment. The 9th Circuit reversed. Although it agreed that Quon had a reasonable expectation of privacy in his text messages, the appeals court concluded that the search was not reasonable even though it was conducted on a legitimate, work-related rationale. The opinion pointed to a host of means less intrusive than the audit that Scharf could have used. The appeals court further concluded that Arch Wireless had violated the SCA by giving the City the transcript.

Because the search of Quon's text messages was reasonable, the Supreme Court reversed the appeals court decision, saying that the City did not violate the officers‘ Fourth Amendment rights.

The Supreme Court said that “Petitioners’ warrantless review of Quon’s pager transcript was reasonable . . . because it was motivated by a legitimate work-related purpose, and because it was not excessive in scope. There were reasonable grounds for finding it necessary for a non-investigatory work-related purpose, in that Chief Scharf had ordered the audit to determine whether the City’s contractual character limit was sufficient to meet the City’s needs.

It was also reasonably related to the objectives of the search, because both the City and OPD had a legitimate interest in ensuring that employees were not being forced to pay out of their own pockets for work-related expenses, or, on the other hand, that the City was not paying for extensive personal communications.”

While the Supreme Court’s decision clarifies that employers can under certain circumstances review employee communications, at the same time it highlights the obstacles that employers must overcome. The case turned on close scrutiny of very specific facts, and the fact that three courts reached different conclusions shows the complex nature of the issue of employee expectation of privacy.

BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and John Prendergast.


REP. KUCINICH TO INTRODUCE BILL FOR CELL PHONE RADIATION RESEARCH, WARNING LABEL: Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio) has announced his intent to introduce a bill to create a new national research program to study the impact of cell phones on health, require an update of the decades-old Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), and grant a consumer’s right-to-know by providing for warning labels on cell phones. “Consumers have a right to know whether they are buying the phone with the lowest — or the highest — level of exposure to cell phone radiation. They also deserve to have up to date standards, which are now decades old,” said Kucinich. He first called a hearing on the issue in 2008 as Chair of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee. Dr. Ronald Herberman, then Director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, testified to the Subcommittee, “I cannot tell this committee that cell phones are dangerous, but I certainly can't tell you they are safe.” Last month, the Interphone study, a major inquiry into the potential links between cell phone use and tumors, concluded that when taken as a whole, there was no link. However, when the data was broken down, more risk was found and the picture became clearer. Those using their cell phones only 30 minutes per day or more were found to have a 40% increased risk of a type of brain tumor called glioma. This risk increases to 96% if the phone is used mostly on one side of the head. “Some studies find links. Some don’t. But studies funded by the telecommunications industry are significantly less likely to find a link between cell phones and health effects. We need a first-class research program to give us answers,” said Kucinich. “Until we know for sure, a labeling law will ensure that cell phone users can decide for themselves the level of risk that they will accept. Obviously, cell phone companies should not be the ones making that decision for us.” The congressman’s action comes in the wake of the recent San Francisco decision to require radiation labeling on handsets and CTIA’s decision to cancel future conventions in that city (BloostonLaw Telecom Update, June 23 and June 30). BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, John Prendergast, Cary Mitchell, and Bob Jackson.

INTERNATIONATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS TRAFFIC REPORTS ARE DUE AUGUST 2: The FCC reminds carriers that Section 43.61(a) of the Commission’s rules requires each common carrier that provided international telecommunications services in 2009 to file a report of their international traffic data for calendar year 2009 by July 31, 2010. Because July 31 falls on a Saturday this year, the report is due on Monday, August 2, 2010.

Carriers are reminded that traffic should be reported according to the codes for Traditional Settlement Arrangements and Non-Traditional Settlement Arrangements. Traditional Settlement Arrangements consist of traffic settled pursuant to the Commission’s International Settlements Policy (ISP). Non-Traditional Settlement Arrangements consist of all traffic other than traditionally settled traffic. All common carriers that provided international facilities-based and facilities-resale switched and private line services, or pure switched resale services, during calendar year 2009, are required to file the report regardless of the amount of traffic they provided. Facilities-based services are provided using international transmission facilities owned in whole or in part by the carrier providing the service. Facilities-resale services are provided by a carrier utilizing international circuits leased from other reporting international carriers. These are distinct from pure switched resale services, which are switched services that are provided by switching traffic to (and reselling the switched services of) underlying U.S. carriers. International facilities-based and facilities-resale switched message telephone and private line services data must be filed on a country-by-country, region and world total basis. International switched telegraph, telex and other miscellaneous services data may be filed on a region and world total basis only. Carriers that provided international pure switched resale services for the calendar year may file world totals only.

As a rule of thumb, if you bill your customers calls for international calls in your own name, you are an international reseller and must file the traffic report; in addition, you must hold an FCC-issued International Section 214 Authorization for global resale. However, if carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, etc. bill your customers for all of their international communications, then you should not be classified as an international reseller, and you should not have to file the Report. As a corollary, if you hold an International Section 214 authorization, you should be filing the traffic report. BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and Mary Sisak.

FCC SETS COMMENT CYCLE FOR NPRM ON RENEWAL, DISCONTINUANCE RULES FOR CERTAIN WIRELESS SERVICES: The FCC has established a comment cycle for its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to establish uniform rules governing renewal and discontinuance obligations for wireless services such as cellular, personal communications services (PCS), specialized mobile radio (SMR), and wireless communications service (WCS) (BloostonLaw Telecom Update, May 26). The FCC proposes to create consistent requirements for renewal of licenses and consistent consequences for discontinuance of service, and to clarify construction obligations for spectrum licenses that have been divided, by geographic partitioning or disaggregation of the spectrum. In making these rules clearer and consistent across services, the FCC seeks to apply the rules that have worked the best to a larger group of services, and to simplify the regulatory process for licensees. However, the proposed rule changes could also signal a greater focus by the FCC on license compliance, in the wake of the National Broadband Plan’s announcement concerning the need for the FCC to find more spectrum. While the proposed rule changes target licenses for commercial telecom services, this rulemaking signals a continuing shift by the FCC toward more rigorous enforcement of license requirements, with an eye toward reclaiming spectrum where possible. Comments in this WT Docket No. 10-112 proceeding are due August 6, and replies are due August 23. Written comments on the Paperwork Reduction Act proposed information collection requirements must be submitted by the public, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and other interested parties on or before September 7. BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, John Prendergast, Richard Rubino, and Cary Mitchell.

FCC DECLINES TO RECONSIDER DENIAL OF FORBEARANCE FROM ACCESS CHARGES AS APPLIED TO VOICE-EMBEDDED INTERNET COMMUNICATIONS: The FCC has declined to reconsider its decision denying Feature Group IP’s request for forbearance from the application of access charges (to the extent that they applied) to “voice-embedded Internet communications.” The Commission said its 2009 forbearance order found that Feature Group IP’s petition did not meet any of the statutory forbearance criteria, principally because forbearance would result in a regulatory void, rather than achieving the outcome Feature Group IP sought. Feature Group IP filed a petition for reconsideration, which, according the FCC, fails to identify any new facts or circumstances, or material error on the part of the Commission that would support reconsideration. Therefore, the FCC said it denied the petition. Further, the Commission said, although Feature Group IP’s Petition for Forbearance contained some general statements concerning the potential benefits that might result from its requested forbearance, all the public interest arguments made by Feature Group IP in its Petition for Forbearance are based on the premise that section 251(b)(5) would necessarily apply if forbearance were granted, which the Commission rejected. The FCC found insufficient evidence in the record to reverse the Commission’s finding in this regard, and instead found that the Commission was justified in rejecting the public interest arguments presented. Moreover, the Commission’s stated concerns regarding the potential impact of forbearance did not place an unreasonable burden on Feature Group IP; to the contrary, Feature Group IP faced the same burden as other petitioners seeking forbearance under the statute. The Commission said it reasonably concluded that the numerous deficiencies in the evidentiary record precluded the Commission from finding the requested forbearance consistent with the public interest. BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and Mary Sisak.

BOUCHER, SMITH INTRODUCE “DIGITAL GOODS AND SERVICES TAX FAIRNESS ACT”: U.S. Reps. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) and Lamar Smith (R-Texas) have introduced H.R. 5649, the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act, which would establish a uniform national framework for the taxation of digital goods and services. Presently, consumers and businesses engaged in digital commerce may be subject to multiple, confusing and burdensome taxation because of inconsistent rules across the thousands of state and local jurisdictions, according to the congressmen. The first state tax on digital goods was imposed in 2007. Since that time, twenty-five states have considered legislation imposing new taxes on digital goods and services. Several states have attempted to impose telecommunication specific taxes on downloaded music sold by communication providers, taxes which would not be imposed on similar products sold by non-communication companies. The proposed legislation would:

  • Prohibit state and local jurisdictions from imposing multiple or discriminatory taxes on the sale or use of digital goods and services, ensuring that digital goods and services are not taxed differently from their physical counterparts.
  • Provide that taxes may only be imposed on the retail sale or use of digital goods or services, preventing repeated taxation of digital goods and services at multiple stages of the transaction.
  • Ensure that only the jurisdiction encompassing the customers’ tax address may impose taxes on digital goods and services, preventing the consumer from being taxed by multiple states.
  • Prevent state and local tax administrators from retroactively construing taxes imposed on tangible personal property to also apply to digital goods and services through administrative rulings or regulations.
  • Exempt online health, energy management and education services from all state and local taxes, recognizing the critical role these services play in our economy.

The legislation has been endorsed by a wide range of stakeholders, including the Recording Industry Association of America, Verizon, Apple, Time Warner and Electronic Arts, among others. In a statement, CTIA said it is pleased that “Congressmen Boucher and Smith recognize the importance of establishing a national framework to prevent multiple and discriminatory taxation of digital goods and services. Enacting a federal tax framework makes sense, although we hope that any taxation of digital goods and services be implemented in a manner that is minimal. This bipartisan legislation will provide tax administrators and consumers alike a better understanding how digital commerce should be taxed. That will enable digital commerce to continue to flourish in a way that will both assist in the nation’s economic recovery and enhance American economic competitiveness.” BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and Mary Sisak.

FCC SEEKS COMMENT ON STATE OF COMPETITION FOR 15th ANNUAL MOBILE COMPETITION REPORT: The FCC seeks input and data on its 15th Annual Report on the State of Competition in Mobile Wireless, including Commercial Mobile Wireless Services (CMRS). Comments in this WT Docket No. 10-133 proceeding are due July 30, and replies are due August 16. For the Fifteenth Report, the FCC is seeking to increase its understanding of competitive conditions in the mobile wireless industry. In particular, it is interested in obtaining data and metrics that quantify the importance of mobile data and mobile broadband services; these would include detailed, comprehensive, historical measurements of mobile data traffic, usage, subscribers, and devices. This Public Notice contains a series of questions asking for data and analytic recommendations related to that effort. The information used in the competitive analysis in the Fourteenth Report was derived from various sources including comments, American Roamer, industry associations, financial industry analysts, company filings and news releases, Security and Exchange Commission filings, trade publications, industry trade and press releases, research firms’ publicly-available data, university researchers and scholarly publications, and vendor market product releases and white papers. Are there other sources of data, especially quantitative data, that the Commission can use to perform a comprehensive analysis of mobile wireless competition? For the Fifteenth Report, the FCC requests that commenters submit data and statistics for the calendar-year 2009 time period, as well as information on any trends and developments that have occurred during 2009 or 2010. In particular, the FCC seeks information on events or developments that arose after early 2010 and were therefore not discussed in the Fourteenth Report. BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, John Prendergast, Cary Mitchell, and Bob Jackson.

FCC SEEKS COMMENTS ON ISSUES RELATED TO INTERCONNECTED VOIP, BROADBAND ISP SERVICE OUTAGES: As part of the National Broadband Plan and in advance of a potential FCC proceeding, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) has asked for comment and information on a variety of issues related to whether, and if so how, the Commission should expand its Part 4 rules so that they also apply to interconnected voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) service providers and broadband Internet service providers (ISPs). The Bureau said it wishes to better understand the issues related to these subject areas and anticipates using the data and other information gathered to possibly prepare a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for full Commission consideration and/or to recommend other action, as appropriate. The Bureau seeks comment on whether there should be reporting requirements for interconnected VoIP service providers to promptly inform the Commission of major outages of interconnected VoIP services that significantly affect customers of those services, and to inform the Commission of the causes of such outages. Should the Commission extend Part 4 service outage reporting requirements to apply to interconnected VoIP services provided by broadband access providers and/or other interconnected VoIP services that are provided by a third party who is not the broadband access service provider (sometimes referred to a “non-facilities based interconnected VoIP service provider”)? What constitutes outages for a service provided by an interconnected VoIP provider? For example, the Bureau knows anecdotally that interconnected VoIP service users can collectively experience an outright loss of service comparable to the loss of service experienced by traditional time division multiplex (TDM)based users. Are there also levels of service degradation specific to interconnected VoIP service that should be considered? Additionally, the Bureau seeks comment on whether there should be requirements for broadband ISPs to promptly report to the Commission on major broadband Internet service outages when they significantly affect customers of such services, and to inform the Commission of the causes of such outages. The Bureau is aware that networks providing high-speed Internet access experience different failure modes than traditional TDM-based communications networks. For example, IP-based network services can experience degradations in quality of service. How should the differences between traditional networks and the packet switched Internet alter what constitutes a reportable ISP outage in the Commission’s Part 4 rules? Should the Commission alter its view of a reportable outage to include events that result in significant degradations to performance as perceived by end-users? What special considerations should be given to services provided via Internet access to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs)? Comments in this ET Docket No. 04-35 proceeding are due August 2, and replies are due August 16. BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and Mary Sisak.

TELECOM WATCH PROVIDES UPDATE ON FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM: According to Telecom Watch, the statutory authority to issue flood policies pursuant to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was extended to September 30, 2010. The bill that was passed by Congress and signed by the President includes retroactivity to May 31, 2010. Nearly 20,000 communities across the United States and its territories participate in the NFIP by adopting and enforcing floodplain management ordinances to reduce future flood damage. In exchange, the NFIP makes Federally backed flood insurance available to homeowners, renters, and business owners in these communities. Community participation in the NFIP is voluntary. Flood insurance is designed to provide an alternative to disaster assistance to reduce the escalating costs of repairing damage to buildings and their contents caused by floods. Flood damage is reduced by nearly $1 billion a year through communities implementing sound floodplain management requirements and property owners purchasing of flood insurance. Additionally, buildings constructed in compliance with NFIP building standards suffer approximately 80 percent less damage annually than those not built in compliance.

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Source: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy and Prendergast, LLP For additional information, contact Hal Mordkofsky at 202-828-5520 or

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RPT-UPDATE 2-NTP sues Apple, Google, HTC, Microsoft, Motorola

Fri Jul 9, 2010 10:31am EDT

* Sues over patents related to mobile email

* NTP previously settled with RIM after legal battle (Adds details in paragraphs 2-10)

July 9 (Reuters) — NTP Inc said it filed patent infringement lawsuits against several of the world's top mobile phone companies including Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Google Inc (GOOG.O), Microsoft (MSFT.O) and Motorola Inc (MOT.N).

The privately held company, which is also suing HTC Corp (2498.TW) and LG Electronics Inc (066570.KS), won a $600 million from a settlement with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM.TO) in 2006 after a long legal battle.

NTP filed said it filed the lawsuits on Thursday in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and that it had no option since the companies in question were using its patents without a license.

The eight patents it says are being infringed relate to the delivery of e-mail "over wireless communications systems."

Representatives for Motorola, Microsoft, HTC, LG and Google could not immediately be reached for comment.

Mobile email has become essential for wireless companies whose latest smartphones are more like mini computers and include everything from Web surfing to games.

While Apple has gained a strong foothold in this market with its iPhone, Google has been gaining ground as more phone makers depend on its Android mobile operating system for their flagship phones.

HTC, Motorola and LG all make phones based on Android.

In December, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office validated 67 of NTP's claims in four patents in the RIM litigation and said RIM infringed three claims, NTP said.

NTP also said on Friday that it filed an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to overturn the patent office's remaining rejections of NTP patent claims.

(Reporting by Sinead Carew; editing by Derek Caney)

Source: Reuters

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Spain advances to World Cup final with 1-0 win over Germany

Spain's Carles Puyol, right, heads the ball to score a the lone goal of this World Cup semifinal soccer match between Germany and Spain. (July 7)


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