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FRIDAY - OCTOBER 26, 2007 - ISSUE NO. 283

Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

Today is a big day for Apple Macintosh users. Many of us are waiting for the truck to pull up in front of our homes and offices to deliver the new Mac operating system: Mac OS X Leopard. More than 300 new features are included — some of them evolutionary and some of them revolutionary. By the way, OS X is pronounced, “OS Ten” for you poor folks out there still struggling with “win doze.”

I like to spend more time with my computer working for me instead of me working for it.

“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all argument, & which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance. That principle is condemnation without investigation.” – Herbert Spencer

This is probably a misquotation. Some closely related versions are:

  • "Condemnation without Investigation is the State of Ignorance" - Waldolf Emmersen
  • "Condemnation without investigation is the height of foolishness." – Benjamin Franklin
  • “Condemnation before investigation is certain to leave one in a state of everlasting ignorance.” – Chaucer

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So this is issue number 283 of the newsletter. It started over five years ago. Some weeks there are four to five thousand readers in about fifty countries. I count myself very fortunate since I have received many positive comments about the newsletter. I guess most of the people who don't like it just don't read it, or maybe don't say anything. There have been a few negative comments over the years. A couple of them come to mind. One threatened to burn down my house about something I said. It was full of profanity. Another, in the early days of the newsletter lambasted me for “excessive self-promotion” (of my consulting work). I told this person that he might understand better if he had no job, no place to live, and no medical insurance — and removed him from the weekly reminder message. I think this was during the time I was publishing the newsletter from motel rooms as I traveled around the country looking for a job.

Oh yes, another advertiser and consulting client cancelled their ad and my all consulting work for a lot of political reasons that I won't go into here.

Things are much better today, but I received another very negative e-mail last week. It was full of personal attacks and was unsigned. I won't publish the whole rambling message but I have included some of the “choice” comments about me in the LETTERS TO THE EDITOR section, near the end of this issue. I have also included several recent positive comments from other readers.

If you are so inclined, I would like to hear from you. I am certainly not going to stop publishing the newsletter because of one person who doesn't like it (or me). I have many wonderful advertisers whose support makes it possible for me to continue. How about a “vote of confidence” for inclusion in next-week's issue?

Now on to more news and views. . .

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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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All About Symbian Review: Nokia N95 8GB

Published by Steve Litchfield at 10:55 BST, October 22nd 2007

The utterly black Nokia N95 8GB  

In terms of reviews, the Nokia N95 8GB is relatively simple to handle, thankfully. Not because it's a simple or trivial product, but because the original N95 is so well known and has been written about so many times that there's really little point in going over every function that's common to both devices in minute detail.

Setting the scene

But a short summary is in order, at least. The original N95 was intended to be the last word in the classic S60 phone line, i.e. with a typical phone form factor, with (and I'm judging it by the last released firmware, v12 here):

It was quite a package for a 'phone', but despite the plus points above and even with latest firmware, two big negatives remained. The 950mAh BL-5F battery just wasn't up to the job of powering all the multimedia and comms goodness, with power users of the N95 finding that the battery sometimes didn't last the day and with casual users irritated by having to recharge every single night. Secondly, the free RAM after booting, around 20MB, while enough for lesser S60 3rd Edition devices, wasn't really enough for a device of the N95's ambitions and RAM was prone to run out while (for example) browsing a largish web page, prompting various 'memory errors'.

Side by side. Note dimpled media keys and larger screen on the 8GB model

Armed with feedback about the issues above and with one eye fixed firmly on the company's new Ovi strategy, Nokia set about revamping the N95 and trying to fix everything in one go, to produce a worthy flagship phone for 2008. And now it's here, with WOM World kindly sending me one of the very first production N95 8GBs in the world. How has Nokia done?

The changes

Although much of the N95 8GB's hardware and software are identical to that of the original, there are more changes than you might think at first glance.

With battery out, production hardware

  Camera housing redesign

  It's also worth noting that camera operation has been improved slightly, with 5 megapixel images now handled more swiftly (a second or so) and with a message telling the user what's happening at each stage. Camera launching is still slow though, I really struggle to understand why this is still pegged at a full 3 seconds.

  Up close and personal with the N95 8GB

 Multitasking Standby screen with search integration Search utility

  The new carousel   Discover Search utility  

  Search utility   Setting up a game in FIFA 07

Search utility  Search utility

The verdict

So, quite a list of changes from 'original' to '8GB'. Most are very positive, but it's also worth noting a few of the negatives, which may, just may keep people using the original design. There's the lack of a physical lens shutter, which may be an issue if you're rough with your smartphone, there's the lack of a built-in video editor, the fixed flash memory, with no option to take out a card and stuff it into a printer (for example), and finally there's the black finish, which is slightly less tactile than the original N95 and the 8GB model slipped from my fingers more than once while testing it. Gulp.

N95 8GB cam

But there's no doubting, on balance, that the N95 8GB is 'better' than its predecessor. The improvements in speed, battery life, free RAM and screen size all stand out as highlights. Build quality on this production unit was excellent in every regard and some of the mechanical oddities of some batches of the original are nowhere to be seen.

Is this the best smartphone ever made? Yes. You could even drop the 'smart' bit and call it the 'best phone ever made', since this will be sold in High Street shops and picked up, as the original was, by people from all walks of life, most of whom have never even heard the term 'smartphone'.

For the hardened AAS reader and power user though, note that the form factor limits of the original N95 are still in place, i.e. the QVGA screen, placing real usability limits on which web sites can comfortably be browsed around, and the numeric keypad - going back from the Nokia E90 or E61i to a keypad is a real wrench. Still, the latter problem can be solved for some use cases with a Bluetooth keyboard.

A big thumbs up overall though. Nokia has listened carefully to the feedback coming from early N95 users and has addressed just about every criticism and done it in style.  The original device enjoyed several major firmware updates and countless extensions via the Download! application and I'd expect this to see the same attention from Nokia.

Steve Litchfield, AllAboutSymbian, 22 October 2007

A lot of tech within such a small black box

Source: All About


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Keep in touch locally, nationally with communication services from Stenocall

Story last updated at 2:12 a.m. Monday, October 22, 2007

For all your telecommunication needs, commercial and personal, you can trust the communication experts at Stenocall.

Stenocall is dedicated to the highest quality of customer service and is committed to honesty and integrity as a way of doing business. They are employee owned and feel their people are their most valuable resource. Stenocall believes that their products and services must enrich people's lives and solve their communication needs. They are committed to maintaining the most advanced technology systems to support their services and products, and the staff is dedicated to working with clients in reaching their goals.

Since 1954, Stenocall has been linking people by providing a wide range of telecommunication services and communication options. Two of the most effective options for linking people are two-way radios and pager services.

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KEEP IN TOUCH – The sales and service staff at Stenocall stands ready to meet your every communication need with pagers and two-way radios. Call for information – (806) 762-0811.

Two-way radios are without question one of the quickest and least expensive forms of communication on the market today. For years business owners and operators have controlled their communication costs by incorporating two-way radios into their operation. Industrial manufacturers, commercial contractors, delivery and service companies, petroleum operations, and agriculture are just a few who rely on quality two-way radio equipment and service to provide dependable instant communications with employees and co-workers. Offering the ability to communicate with everyone at one time or on a one-to-one basis, two-way radios can save thousands of dollars and countless hours of unproductive time.

Two-way radios also serve as the lifeline for first responders. The men and women of law enforcement, fire safety, and emergency medical services (EMS) depend on their two-way radios in order to protect and serve communities all over the world.

If you are a business owner or operator, let Stenocall show you how to save thousands of dollars in communication costs by either providing access to one of their tower sites offering 800Mhz or 450Mhz LTR Trunking or designing a system custom fit to your needs.

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At Stenocall, technical personnel are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The company is an authorized Motorola Two-Way Radio Dealer and has been honored in 2006 and 2007 with a Motostar award recognized the best and brightest in Motorola's Authorized Two-Way Radio dealer network. Stenocall also has access to other brands of equipment that you may require. A sales and service team with more than 150 combined years of experience stands ready to answer all your needs.

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Stenocall provides a variety of paging services, offering a variety of coverage areas. Internet paging lets you send a page to any Stenocall pager from the internet, send email to a pager number, or receive a page when you receive e-mail.

Stenocall's extensive backup power (batteries and generator) ensures continuous service, and if anything should go wrong with your pager, Stenocall is there around the clock at 806-762-0811 for fast repair or replacement service.

To get a better idea of what Stenocall offers, President Dusty Earl would like to extend a personal invitation to anyone who would like to come and view their operations.

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Advertiser Index

AAPC—American Association of Paging Carriers   Northeast Paging
ATCOM Wireless
Ayrewave Corporation   Paging & Wireless Network Planners LLC
CPR Technology, Inc.  Port City Communications
Critical Response Systems (CRS)   Preferred Wireless
CVC Paging   Prism Paging
Daviscomms USA   Ron Mercer
EMMA—European Mobile Messaging Association   Swissphone
GTES LLC   Texas Association of Paging Services
Hark Systems   TH Communications
HMCE, Inc.   UCOM Paging
InfoRad, Inc.     Unication USA
Ira Wiesenfeld   United Communications Corp.
Minilec Service, Inc.   WiPath Communications
Nighthawk Systems, Inc.   Zetron Inc.

Case Parts

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Above is a sample of what we have, call for a full list.
These parts are fully refurbished to like new condition.
New LCDs and Lenses are also available.

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CPR Technology, Inc.

'Serving the Paging industry since 1987'


Europe’s most popular Fire-Pager now available in the USA!
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  • 32 addresses with 50 user profiles
  • 2-tone format (also available 5- or 5/6-tone)
  • Narrow-band (12.5 KHz) or wide-band capability
  • Large display for clarity at a glance
  • Four minutes voice memory (RE629 Stored Voice)
  • Water resistant case
  • Synthesized, multi channel option

RE629 Voice — the comfort model
Ideal for use in all alarm and emergency turn-out networks. Can be adapted at any time to fit changing assignments.

RE629 Stored Voice — the premium model
Offers a voice memory with a four-minutes recording capacity. All alarms are archived and can be replayed as often as is required.

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Once an alarm has been received, the stopwatch starts running in the display until acknowledged. You can thus tell the urgency of the current alarm at a glance.

North-American Office
Paul Kaiser
1460 Main Street, Suite #9
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 800-596-1914 • Fax: 941-955-8432

INFORAD Wireless Office

Wireless Messaging Software

AlphaPage® First Responder (Windows 2000, XP, Vista). When the message matters, AlphaPage® First Responder is the fast, reliable, and secure solution Emergency Management Professionals choose. AlphaPage® First Responder is designed for the modern professional who requires full-featured commercial wireless messaging capabilities that include advanced features such as automated Route-on-Failure, custom message templates, and secure messaging with SSL encryption. AlphaCare™ extended premium support plans are also available. For more information on all InfoRad Wireless Messaging software solutions, and fully supported free demos, please click on the InfoRad logo.

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Newsletter repair prices—starting at:

  • $6.50 labor for numeric or alphanumeric pagers
  • $12.00 labor for 2-way pagers
  • $19.50 labor for cellular phones

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The Best in Paging Is Also the Biggest!


Zetron’s Model 2700:
Our largest-capacity paging terminal.

  • Supports over 1,000,000 subscribers.
  • Fully redundant design features RAID-1-mirrored, hot-removable disk drives.
  • Supports remote access to Windows®-based user-management software.
  • Supports E1 trunks, T1 trunks, analog trunks, and dial-up modems.
  • Includes extensive voice-messaging features.
  • Provides Ethernet interface for e-mail and paging over the Internet.
  • Provides an ideal replacement for Unipage or Glenayre™ systems.
  • When used with the Model 600/620 Wireless Data Manager, a simulcast network can be connected to the Model 2700 over Ethernet links.

Contact Zetron today to discuss your paging needs.

Zetron, Inc.
P.O. Box 97004
Redmond, WA 98073-9704 USA
Phone: 425-820-6363
Fax: 425-820-7031


$500.00 FLAT RATE

TAPS—Texas Association of Paging Services is looking for partners on 152.480 MHz. Our association currently uses Echostar, formerly Spacecom, for distribution of our data and a large percentage of our members use the satellite to key their TXs. We have a CommOneSystems Gateway at the uplink in Chicago with a back-up running 24/7. Our paging coverage area on 152.480 MHz currently encompasses Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Kansas. The TAPS paging coverage is available to members of our Network on 152.480 MHz for $.005 a transmitter (per capcode per month), broken down by state or regions of states and members receive a credit towards their bill for each transmitter which they provide to our coverage. Members are able to use the satellite for their own use If you are on 152.480 MHz or just need a satellite for keying your own TXs on your frequency we have the solution for you.

TAPS will provide the gateways in Chicago, with Internet backbone and bandwidth on our satellite channel for $ 500.00 (for your system) a month.

Contact Ted Gaetjen @ 1-800-460-7243 or left arrow CLICK TO E-MAIL


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For information call 480-515-2344 or visit our website
Email addresses are posted there!

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  • January 11, 1997—Telstar 401 suffers a short in the satellite circuitry—TOTAL LOSS
  • May 19, 1998—Galaxy 4 control processor causes loss of fixed orbit—TOTAL LOSS
  • September 19, 2003—Telstar 4 suffers loss of its primary power bus—TOTAL LOSS
  • March 17, 2004—PAS-6 suffers loss of power—TOTAL LOSS
  • January 14, 2005—Intelsat 804 suffers electrical power system anomaly—TOTAL LOSS


Allow us to uplink your paging data to two separate satellites for complete redundancy! CVC owns and operates two separate earth stations and specializes in uplink services for paging carriers. Join our list of satisfied uplink customers.

  • Each earth station features hot standby redundancy
  • UPS and Generator back-up
  • Redundant TNPP Gateways
  • On shelf spares for all critical components
  • 24/7 staffing and support

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For inquires please call or e-mail Stephan Suker at 800-696-6474 or left arrow

New ReFLEX Telemetry Module

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  • Easy To Use
  • Small
  • Reliable
  • Data Communications

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check Interface Protocol with host:
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check Parameter Settings:
   PPS Software (PC application)
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   Up to 8 Kbytes, depending on carrier)

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Apple's Leopard Released Todaymac os ten

October 26, 2007

Over 300 new features in Apple's Operating System

The new look of Leopard showcases your favorite desktop image and puts new file stacks at your fingertips for a stunning, clutter-free workspace.

Browse your files like you browse your music with Cover Flow.

Quick Look
Browse, play, view, and page through your files. Without opening them.

Time Machine
See how your system looked on a given day and restore files with a click.

Email personalized stationery, take notes, and write to-dos that appear in iCal.

Video chat with effects and backdrops, present remotely, and get more from text.

Create custom workspaces to stay clutter-free and organized.

The world’s fastest browser, now with even more features.

Parental Controls
Give your kids a safer, happier Mac experience.

Boot Camp
Run Windows on your Mac.

Source: Apple

Here is the latest news on Leopard from Macworld.

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Intelligent Solutions for Paging & Wireless Data

WiPath manufactures a wide range of highly unique and innovative hardware and software solutions in paging and mobile data for:

  • Emergency Services Messaging
  • Utilities Job Management
  • Telemetry and Remote Switching
  • Fire House Automation
  • Load Shedding and Electrical Services Control

PDT2000 Paging Data Terminal

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  • Built-in POCSAG encoder
  • Huge capcode capacity
  • Parallel, 2 serial ports, 4 relays
  • Message & system monitoring

Paging Controlled Moving Message LED Displays

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  • Variety of sizes
  • Integrated paging receiver

PDR2000/PSR2000 Paging Data Receivers

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  • Highly programmable, intelligent PDRs
  • Message Logging & remote control
  • Multiple I/O combinations and capabilities
  • Network monitoring and alarm reporting

Specialized Paging Solutions

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  • Remote switching & control
  • Fire station automation
  • PC interfacing & message management
  • Paging software and customized solutions
  • Message interception, filtering, redirection, printing & logging
  • Cross band repeating, paging coverage infill, store and forward
  • Alarm interfaces, satellite linking, IP transmitters, on-site systems

Mobile Data Terminals & Two Way Wireless  Solutions
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  • Fleet tracking, messaging, job processing, and Field service management
  • Automatic vehicle location (AVL), GPS
  • CDMA, GPRS, ReFLEX, conventional, and trunked radio interfaces
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WiPath Communications LLC
4845 Dumbbarton Court
Cumming, GA 30040
4845 Dumbbarton Court
Cumming, GA 30040
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Phone: 770-844-6218 Office
770-844-6574 Fax
805-907-6707 Mobile
WiPath Communications

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Preferred Wireless
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Equipment For Sale
2 Aluminum Equipment racks
1 Outdoor Motorola Cabinet (many others)
1 Outdoor Hennessey Cab w/AC
10 Glenayre PM-250C (NEW) Power Monitor Panels w/Alarms
13 RL-70 XC Midband Link Receivers
  Several New 900 MHz Antennas
Link Transmitters:
1 Glenayre QT6994, 150W, 900 MHz Link TX
3 Glenayre QT4201, 25W Midband Link TX
3 Glenayre Hot Standby Panels
3 Motorola 10W, 900 MHz Link TX (C35JZB6106)
2 Motorola 30W, Midband Link TX (C42JZB6106AC)
VHF Paging Transmitters
8 QT-100C, 100W VHF, TCC, RL70XC
1 Glenayre GL-T8311, 125W
1 Motorola PURC 5000, 350W, ACB
5 Motorola PURC 5000, 125W, ACB or TRC
2 Motorola PURC 5000, 350W, ACB or TRC
6 Motorola Nucleus 350W, NAC
UHF Paging Transmitters:
10 Glenayre GLT5340, 125W, DSP Exciter
3 Motorola PURC 5000, 110W, ACB
2 Motorola PURC 5000, 225W, ACB
900 MHz Paging Transmitters:
1 Glenayre GLT 8600, 500W
35 Glenayre GLT-8500, 250W, C2000, I20
10 Motorola PURC 5000, 300W, DRC or ACB
6 Glenayre QT-7995, 250W (will part out)
GL3000 & Unipage Cards—Many misc. cards.
1 Complete GL3000L w/ T1s, 2.2G HD, LCC

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Too Much To List • Call or E-Mail
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As Low As $500/month

  • Data input speeds up to 38.4 Kbps
  • Dial-in modem access for Admin
  • Extremely reliable & secure
  • Hot standby up link components

Knowledgeable Tech Support 24/7

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Print publication date: 10/23/2007
Posted online: October 22, 2007 6:21 PM
By Lisa Hammer ,

CAMBRIDGE -- The village board is expected to vote Oct. 29 on a 2 percent communications tax.

The tax would apply to cell phones, land lines, two-way radios, paging services and other forms of telecommunications.

Illinois charges a 7 percent telecommunications tax. Municipalities can add up to 6 percent on top of that, village administrator Mike Palmer said.

The taxes are collected by the service provider and forwarded to the state, which in turn would send the village its share.

Mr. Palmer said the village estimated how much the tax could generate by looking at other communities' taxes.

Cambridge's best guess, he said, is that the tax would cost 80 cents per person per month.

With a population of about 2,200, that would translate to about $1,760 per month for the village, or $21,120 annually.

"Our intent for now is to use (the money) for capital improvement projects," Mr. Palmer said.

Source: Quad Cities Online


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BloostonLaw Telecom Update
Vol. 10, No. 40
October 24, 2007

Blooston 700 MHz Recon Petition Gets Support From AT&T, CTIA, U.S. Cellular

BloostonLaw, on behalf of its rural telco clients (“the Blooston Rural Carriers”), last week received significant support for its recent petition for partial reconsideration of the FCC’s 700 MHz auction service rules from AT&T, CTIA—The Wireless Association, and U.S. Cellular. According to the Blooston Rural Carriers’ petition, the FCC’s geographic coverage requirement would force the licensee of a CMA (which may be a Rural Service Area, or RSA) to serve 70% of the land within the license boundaries, even if no one lives or travels there. In many RSAs, it may be possible to cover 70% to 90% of the population by putting a signal over well below 50% of the land area. The rule should be revised to provide a population coverage option, comparable to the benchmarks allowed for larger 700 MHz licenses.

AT&T said in its comments that “The Blooston Rural Carriers point out that, in many of the country’s CMAs—and especially in Rural Service Areas—the vast majority of the population often is concentrated in a small amount of the CMA geography. The same is true for EAs [Economic Areas]. The Commission’s current construction requirement will, in some circumstances, force licensees to expend capital and construct facilities to serve unpopulated and even barren areas. These uneconomic costs naturally will be factored into bidders’ assessments of the value of these licenses, so the current rule, if not modified, could serve to depress auction bidding.”

Like BloostonLaw, AT&T also supported the MetroPCS Communications proposal that the Commission exclude the following areas from any geographic area requirement: (1) bodies of water, (2) historic districts, (3) areas completely surrounded by licensee coverage, and (4) ZIP codes with a population density of less than 5 persons per square mile. “No purpose is served in including these areas in geographic coverage calculations,” AT&T said. And like BloostonLaw, AT&T also supported the MetroPCS suggestion that the Commission factor in an “expansion zone” to CMA/EA coverage, when reclaiming area under the “keep what you use” rule.

Finally, AT&T opposed the Rural Telecommunications Group’s (RTG’s) request that the FCC reconsider its decision to apply population-based construction benchmarks in the Upper 700 MHz band C-block, and it opposed the Frontline Wireless request that the FCC reinstitute a spectrum cap.

CTIA said it “strongly supports the Blooston Rural Carriers’ petition calling for the FCC to provide a population coverage buildout option for CMA and EA licenses and opposes the Rural Telecommunications Group effort to extend the geographic buildout requirement to REAG licenses.” CTIA said, “as an initial matter, the Blooston Rural Carriers correctly observe that geographic benchmarks are bad for a competitive marketplace and bad for consumers.”

CTIA wrote that the geographic buildout requirement directs licensees to invest in “the equipment, site acquisition, site rental, and maintenance costs to serve areas … where no one lives or travels.” Geographic benchmarks will literally necessitate “the construction of transmitters and related infrastructure in areas that are not inhabited” or that “have little or no traffic,” CTIA said (footnotes omitted). Thus, CTIA agreed with Blooston and AT&T that this predicament would discourage bidding in the auction and be a detriment to rural consumers.

CTIA also supported the MetroPCS proposal to exclude certain geographical areas, as noted above in the AT&T and Blooston petitions.

CTIA asked the FCC to reject Frontline’s proposal to impose a spectrum cap, and to deny the Ad Hoc Public Interest Spectrum Coalition (PISC) petition that the Commission should prohibit the winner of the D-block license from holding any C-block spectrum.

In its comments, U.S. Cellular said that it agrees with MetroPCS and Blooston that the Commission cannot and should not threaten licensees in addition to loss of unserved territory for failure to meet geographic or population coverage requirements. “Such additional sanctions were not proposed in the Further Notice and would be imposed without any announced standard to govern their applicability, a state of affairs arbitrary and capricious almost by definition,” U.S. Cellular said. “Moreover, as Blooston notes, the method of calculating 700 MHz coverage is not defined in the [FCC’s rules] and thus the imposition of such sanctions could be the result of a disputed coverage measurement. Moreover, as USCC stated in our comments, such uncertainty about the validity of licenses can only undermine the reasonable certainty of license renewal which underlies necessary network investments.”

U.S. Cellular asked the FCC to repeal this “additional sanctions” provision, stating that “no other punishment is warranted or necessary.”

U.S. Cellular did, however, support the Ad Hoc PISC proposal to prohibit a D-block licensee from holding C-block spectrum.

RTG and the Rural Cellular Association opposed Blooston’s petition in favor of RTG’s proposal for geographic benchmarks.

Replies to the oppositions to the recon petitions in this WT Docket No. 06-150 proceeding are due Monday, October 29.

FCC Releases 2008 Funding Year Eligible Services List For Schools and Libraries

The FCC has released the Funding Year 2008 Eligible Services List (ESL) for the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism. On July 27, 2007, the Commission released a Public Notice seeking comment on the ESL proposed by the Universal Service Fund’s (USF’s) administrator, the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), for Funding Year 2008. Some of the changes that have been made to the Funding Year 2008 ESL are:

Centrex: In the 2008 ESL, Centrex service is treated as basic telephone service for purposes of the schools and libraries program with the intention of eliminating the requirement that applicants file a technology plan for Centrex service.

Internet Access for Distance Learning: The FCC clarified that basic conduit access to the Internet for the purpose of accessing distance learning and video conferencing is eligible for funding in the Internet access category but distance learning and video conferencing tools are not eligible for funding.

Broadband over Power Lines (BPL): The FCC added BPL under the entry for Digital Transmission Services to allow applicants to seek funding for the transmission component of BPL as a telecommunications service. BPL-enabled Internet access service: The FCC added BPL-enabled Internet access service under the entry for Internet access to allow applicants to seek funding for BPL-enabled Internet access service under the Internet access category if the service is bundled with Internet access.

Ancillary Calendaring Functions: The FCC clarified that program participants are not required to provide cost allocation for calendaring functions ancillary to E-mail service.

Web Hosting: The FCC clarified the eligible components of a web hosting service.

Failover Products or Services: “Failover” products or services have been added to the list of miscellaneous ineligible components.

As stated in the July 27th Public Notice, this proceeding is limited to determining what services are eligible under the Commission’s current rules and is not intended to be a vehicle for changing any eligibility rules. Therefore, those comments not addressed in the Funding Year 2008 ESL may be more appropriately filed for the Commission’s consideration in the general proceeding for the Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism in CC Docket No. 02-6.

Those comments not addressed may include comments that requested eligibility for new services or products, comments that requested that services or products currently deemed ineligible be made eligible, comments that requested that the Commission take action outside of the scope of this proceeding, or comments that requested that the Commission take action that was not permitted by the short time frame allotted for this proceeding by section 54.522 of the Commission’s rules.

In addition, the Commission authorized USAC to open the annual application filing window on November 7, 2007. Because the filing window would open less than 60 days after the release of this Public Notice, the FCC therefore waived on its own motion section 54.522 of the rules requiring publication of the ESL at least 60 days prior to the commencement of the filing window. The FCC concluded that this action will facilitate the application process for E-rate beneficiaries applying for monies for Funding Year 2008.

BloostonLaw Private Users Update
Vol. 7, No. 10
October 2007

Reminder That Ownership Changes May Require FCC Approval

We want to remind our clients that many types of reorganizations and other transactions require prior FCC approval; and given the frequent need to implement such transactions by the end of the year, companies engaging in such transactions should immediately evaluate whether they must file an application for FCC approval, and obtain a grant, before closing on a year-end deal. Transactions requiring prior FCC approval include (but are not limited to):

  • Any sale of a company that holds FCC licenses;
  • Any transfer of stock that results in a shareholder attaining a 50% or greater ownership level, or a shareholder relinquishing a 50% or greater ownership level;
  • Any transfer of stock, partnership or LLC interests that would have a cumulative affect on 50% or more of the ownership.
  • The creation of a holding company or trust to hold the stock of an FCC license holder;
  • The distribution of stock to family members, if there are changes the control levels discussed above;
  • The creation of new classes of stockholders that affect the control structure of an FCC license holder.
  • Certain minority ownership changes can require FCC approval (e.g., transfer of a minority stock interest, giving the recipient extraordinary voting rights or powers through officer or board position).

Fortunately, transactions involving many types of licenses can often be approved on an expedited basis. But this is not always the case, especially if microwave licenses are involved. Also, in some instances Section 214 authority is required, especially in the case of wireless and other telephony services. Clients planning year-end transactions should contact us as soon as possible to determine if FCC approval is needed.

FCC Terminates License For Failure To Meet 800 MHz Rebanding Obligations

The FCC has deleted mobile and base station frequencies from the license for call sign WPEH654, a single-site 800 MHz conventional Specialized Mobile Radio system in Nashville, Tennessee, licensed to Ron and Barbara Gossett. The action terminates the Gossetts’ right to operate on these frequencies. The FCC took this license modification action pursuant to an earlier order regarding the disposition of the Gossetts’ license in the 800 MHz rebanding process.

In its May 4, 2007, Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O) in this matter, the Commission addressed the failure by the Gossetts to participate in the rebanding process under the terms of their Frequency Reconfiguration Agreement (FRA) with Sprint Nextel. The FCC found that the Gossetts failed to meet their obligation of good-faith participation in the rebanding process and forfeited their right to retuning of their facility at Sprint’s expense. The FCC therefore held that Sprint was not responsible for the cost of retuning this facility, and ordered the Gossetts to either retune station WPEH654 at their own expense or cease operation and surrender their license. The FCC required the Gossetts to comply with these terms within 30 days of the release of the MO&O (i.e. June 4, 2007).

In the MO&O, the FCC also stipulated that if the Gossetts failed to either retune their station or surrender their license, they must show cause why the Commission should not modify their license by terminating their right to operate on their pre-rebanding frequencies. Because the proposed modification to WPEH654 involves the safety of life and property, the FCC required the Gossetts to file any protest within 40 days of the release date of the MO&O. Otherwise, the FCC stated, the Gossetts would be deemed to have consented to modification of their license as proposed in the MO&O, and a final Order would be issued if the modification were found to be in the public interest.

A copy of the MO&O was sent to the Gossetts by certified mail. To date, the Gossetts have not surrendered their license nor have they retuned their facility as directed by the MO&O, the FCC said. The Gossetts also did not protest the proposed modification of their license within the requisite time frame. Therefore, as provided in the MO&O, the FCC found that the Gossetts have consented to the proposed deletion of pre-rebanding frequencies from their license. The FCC concluded that it is in the public interest to modify the license for Station WPEH654 by deleting mobile only frequencies 806-821 MHz and base station frequency 852.1875, thereby terminating the Gossetts’ right to operate on these frequencies.

FCC Grants Minnesota’s Request To Expand Its Public Safety System

The FCC has granted the State of Minnesota’s request to expand its public safety land mobile operations on frequency 858.6625 MHz in the southeastern region of the state. Minnesota seeks a waiver of Section 90.617(g)(1) of the Commission’s rules in order to use this frequency at six new sites prior to the end of the 800 MHz rebanding process in the region, the date by which the frequency would normally become available for public safety use.

Minnesota operates a statewide mobile data system in the 800 MHz band used by police patrol cars to share real-time data in emergency situations. The mobile data system consists of vehicular-mounted computers installed in every patrol car and ninety base stations situated across the state of Minnesota. In August 2005, as part of 800 MHz band reconfiguration, the operating frequency of three Minneapolis/St. Paul mobile data base stations in the system was retuned from General Category frequency 852.2875 MHz to frequency 858.6625 MHz in the interleaved portion of the band, which was vacated by Sprint Nextel in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area to accommodate the assignment of the channel to Minnesota. Minnesota would now like to expand the operation of its mobile data system beyond the Minneapolis/St. Paul area by adding new sites in southeastern Minnesota that would also operate on the retuned channel, i.e., 858.6625 MHz.

Except in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area served by Minnesota’s three existing mobile data base stations, frequency 858.6625 MHz remains licensed to Sprint on a wide-area basis throughout Minnesota. As part of rebanding, Sprint will vacate this frequency in its entirety at the end of the 36-month rebanding period, at which point Section 90.617(g)(1) of the Commission’s rules provides that the frequency will become available for licensing to eligible public safety entities. Thus, under the applicable rule, Minnesota cannot apply to add new sites to its system on 858.6625 MHz until the conclusion of rebanding. Minnesota, however, wishes to expand its operations on this frequency before rebanding is concluded, and thus seeks a waiver of Section 90.617(g)(1).

In support of its waiver request, Minnesota stated that it urgently needs to extend its law enforcement mobile data network to the southeastern part of the state. Minnesota states that its first responders are very concerned about the lack of mobile data service in this area, and that this lack of service has adversely impacted their ability to respond to incidents efficiently, appropriately, and safely. In addition, Minnesota provided a letter from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), an 800 MHz frequency coordinator, indicating that no other Public Safety Pool frequencies are available in this area that would satisfy the technical requirements for Minnesota’s proposed expansion. Finally, Minnesota has obtained Sprint’s consent for Minnesota to add the requested sites on 858.6625 MHz before the end of the rebanding transition period.

In response, the FCC found that Minnesota has demonstrated a compelling need to expand its operations on frequency 858.6625 MHz before the end of the rebanding transition period. Minnesota has successfully retuned its three existing mobile data base stations to this frequency as part of band reconfiguration, but under the rules, it cannot expand its mobile data system by adding new sites on the same frequency until all rebanding in the region is complete. The FCC believes that requiring Minnesota to delay its expansion would be unduly burdensome and contrary to the public interest. The Commission said that Minnesota has demonstrated that it has no reasonable alternative to using this frequency because no Public Safety Pool frequency is available that will satisfy the minimum co-channel spacing requirements at the proposed sites. It will also have minimal impact on other public safety entities in Minnesota that might have an interest in obtaining new channels after rebanding is completed, the FCC said. The waiver only applies to a single channel in a limited geographic area, and this channel would be of limited utility to other public safety entities in any event because they would have to protect Minnesota’s existing three base stations that already use the channel.

Source: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy and Prendergast, LLP

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Nighthawk Systems Inc. manufactures low cost and reliable remote control products for fire house alerting, volunteer alerting, activation of warning signs and sirens, and a number of applications for public safety.  The Company manufactures the EA1 and the FAS-8 which have been designed specifically for these applications.  Both products are paging based and will work with any public or private paging network.  They are available in all VHF, UHF, and 900 MHz paging frequencies.  The products can serve as the primary notification system or an excellent, low-cost backup to existing systems.

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The EA1 is the solution for remotely activating public warning signage.  Examples include tornado sirens, flash flood warnings, fire danger, Amber Alert, icy roads, etc.  The EA1 can also send text messages to scrolling signs.  This can occur in conjunction with the activation of audible alarms and visual strobes.  This is ideal for public notification in buildings, schools, hotels, factories, etc. The group call feature allows for any number of signs or flashing lights to be activated at the same time over a wide geographic area.  In addition, the EA1 Emergency Alert is the perfect solution for low cost yet highly effective alerting of volunteer fire fighters in their home.  When activated the EA1 will emit an audible alarm and activate the power outlet on the units faceplate.  A common setup is to simply place the EA1 on a table and plug a lamp into the faceplate.  When paged from dispatch or any touch tone phone the EA1 will awaken the fire fighter to a lit room.  As an option the EA1 can be ordered with a serial cable, allowing for attachment of a serial printer.  When paged the alphanumeric message will be printed out at the same time the alarm sounds and the outlet is activated.  The EA1 is an ideal complement to alphanumeric belt pagers common to volunteers.

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The FAS-8 is designed for activating one or more relays in a firehouse and if desired, printing the alphanumeric message to a serial printer.  For this application the FAS-8 is set to activate upon receiving the proper paging cap code sent from 911 dispatch.  Up to eight different devices can be activated all with individual time functions.  The most common devices to turn on include the PA amplifier, audible wake up alarm, and house lights.  The most common device turned off is the stove.  The FAS-8 can accept up to 8 different cap codes and have separate relay and time functions per cap code.  This allows for different alerting to be accomplished at the same physical location depending upon which cap code is sent.  This can be very helpful when fire crews and medical crews are housed in the same building.



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A Few Recent Comments From Readers

October 2007 (Over the last six months.)

Then all these comments in one message (ref. last week's issue):

Editor's Note:

Wow! This person really doesn't like me very much. One good thing I got out of this diatribe is that at age 65 someone thinks that I am “childish and immature” — that’s good. This message came from an e-mail address entitled: “Paging Snob” and it was sent from an anonymous Yahoo account, and it was left unsigned. It's my policy to not publish items sent to me without the author's name and contact information (although I will withhold the writer's name if requested to do so). Anyway . . . I am only revealing some of the issues raised in this message — I wont publish the whole thing.

There is a book on Amazon What You Think of Me is None of My Business, Maybe I should order it.

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The passing of life's traditions come as we age. I've been making the Spring trip to Myrtle Beach for around 35 years. I feel i will not be able to attend the large shows in the large town because of the expense. I'm a small paging carrier from a rural area. I was able to drive to Myrtle Beach and stay at a small offsite motel and control my expenses. So, times have changed and I will have to depend more on your newsletter to keep me informed of what is going on in the paging industry.

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