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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 it.

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

845

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

844

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

843

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

842

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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