Looking for contractor Technicians

From: David White 
------------------------------------------------------
I know I probably sound like a broken record, as I've asked this question a
number of times over the past year or two.

But if you know of anyone interested in some freelance / contract /
as-needed PC repair and basic PC troubleshooting & network jobs, please
have 'em contact me: david [at] developcents dot com

Note: if you try to contact me tomorrow or anytime next week, I won't
respond until the following week, as I'm going to be out of town.

But yet again, I've had the situation come up where I need someone to do
something for me because I'm not available to do it (this time it's not an
emergency, thankfully, and I think I have a contractor who can handle the
job - but I need to confirm that by this evening at the latest)

-- 
David White
Founder & CEO

*Develop CENTS *
Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting
Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide
http://developcents.com
423-693-4234

Just Testing

From: Mike Harrison 
------------------------------------------------------

On Jul 24, 2014, at 2:46 PM, Alex Smith (K4RNT)  wrote:

> I think he was trying to invoke Godwin's Law, ending any conversation before they started. ;)


Alex Got It!  

I was also testing the categorization filter on the website. 

Vi/Emacs/Joe/Nano/Pico/Hitler/UFO/Redhat/Ubuntu/Mint/Bodhi/Debian/Android/Jobs/Salaries/EPB/Diesel/Chugalunch/Meeting

Some of those are keywords. 



pfSense in Birmingham

From: David White 
------------------------------------------------------
Anyone have experience w/ pfSense and are based out of Birmingham?

If you'd be interested in doing a 1-2 hour job for me, send me your rates,
and if you save me from having to drive all that way, I'd be eternally
grateful.

-- 
David White
Founder & CEO

*Develop CENTS *
Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting
Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide
http://developcents.com
423-693-4234

OT: Job in Knoxville

From: Bret McHone 
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Our new position is finally posted so if anyone is interested the East TN
Children's Hospital has an opening for a Systems Administrator. Apply at
our site: www.etch.com.

It's day shift and the individual will working alongside me. I believe the
pay will be comparable to experience/skill set though I'm not privy to that
info. Below are the "details" which are loosely defined. Feel free to pass
the info along to anyone interested and if you have questions feel free to
contact me off-list.

*Basic Purpose of the Job:*  Designs, implements, maintains and administers
day-to-day operations of a large scale server infrastructure comprised of
both physical and virtual servers.  This will include building servers from
customer/vendor provided specifications.  Works with a team to deploy,
monitor and maintain servers and applications.  Implement, configure and
support the VMware suite of applications.

*Minimum Education Requirements: *Bachelor=E2=80=99s degree in Computer Sci=
ence or
related field required *OR* Associates Degree and equivalent work
experience.

*Required Licenses/Certifications: *Certification in the VMware product
suite is highly desired.

*Minimum Work Experience:* 2+ years of IT work experience required.
Experience in a hospital IT environment strongly preferred.  Experience
with the VMware product suite preferred.

*Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities*:  Expertise in administration
of the following: Windows Server, Active Directory, MS Exchange, WSUS,
VMware vSphere, VMware Horizon View required.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment.  Ability to communicate
with others effectively no matter their computer skill level. Ability to
diagnose and troubleshoot complex server issues. Ability to self-motivate
and self-learn.

*Physical Requirements:* Heavy lifting, pushing and pulling is required up
to 50 lbs occasionally, 20-30 lbs frequently and 10 lbs constantly to move
objects of up to 150 lbs.  Sudden emergency situations have the potential
for exposure to lifting or moving of up to 150 lbs.  Frequent bending,
walking, sitting, squatting, reaching and standing are required.
Keyboard/computer use and/or repetitive motions may be required.  *Note:
Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions of this position.*

hiring

From: Christopher Rimondi 
------------------------------------------------------
We are hiring if you know anyone who fits this:

http://newton.newtonsoftware.com/career/JobIntroduction.action?clientId=8aa00506326e915601326f65b82e1fcb&id=8a32181446937e290146afb8652b3b14&source=%200

Ping me off list.

-- 
Chris Rimondi | http://twitter.com/crimondi | securitygrit.com

Need someone for Contract work

From: David White 
------------------------------------------------------
I have an injured fiance to take care of and have two jobs I need help with.

1) Finish up that pfSense + OpenVPN job I asked about last night.

2) Switch out a wireless router for a client (its already configured) and
finish up a virus / malware scan on a PC in the same office (its a Windows
7 machine).

If you are available and I interested, please send me your rates, or call
me.

Nexus 5 update

From: Phil Sieg 
------------------------------------------------------
I so love almost everything about the Nexus 5. FAR better device than my Galaxy S4 (rest in peace).

Wireless charging that really works is the BOMB!

However...

1. Battery life is only reasonable after a half dozen hacks and tweaks...
2. Lack of SD card slot is annoying.

I have remedied the battery life issue with 3 wireless chargers (home, office, car).

Maybe, just maybe I won't be the first iPhone 6 user in the area...

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapfōn®
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011





OT: job in Knoxville to be posted soon

From: Andrew Rodgers 
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Bret, do you attend the LOPSA-ETENN meetings? Might be a good forum for
recruiting for that position.
http://lopsaetenn.org/

Andrew
=E1=90=A7

Andrew Rodgers
GIGTANK 2014
Technologist-in-Residence
256-508-7610


On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 9:33 AM, Bret McHone  wrote:

> I am working with my manager to get a job posted for a Windows
> server/active directory/exchange/vmware vsphere and view admin. It will b=
e
> a peer position to me.
>
> If anyone is interested then brush up your resume and we hope to have the
> job and all details posted in about a week at www.etch.com
>
> As soon as the details are finalized and the job is posted I'll send out
> another email if anyone is interested. I do not know pay range, but I do
> know we have awesome benefits and its a great place to work. 403b,
> pension,  health, vision, dental, free life insurance, lots of PTO (start
> out with 2 weeks/year) and no shortage of projects.
>
> -B
>
> 

Display fast forward

From: Phil Sieg 
------------------------------------------------------
Kind of a big deal for LCD/Panel display technology. Think of the possibilities...

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/06/18/sharp-free-form-displays/

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapfōn®
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011




Phone Death

From: Phil Sieg 
------------------------------------------------------
My Galaxy s4 died friday at lunch. Kaput. Guess the little Chinese guy that revived it last month will be getting it back on my next trip...

So I hopped on craigslist and got a Nexus 5 from a guy 3 blocks from me for a fair price.

I LOVE the Nexus so far...BUT am a little concerned about battery life.

BTW I have a ton of accessories for the S4 if anybody is interested....

3 new batteries (1 samsung, 2 Zero lemon Hi Capacity 3,000 mah)
At least 3 different Spigen cases (2 slimarmor ones)
Desktop charger that works with or without a case

Let me know if there is any interest.

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapfōn®
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011





I'm baaaaaaack!

From: Ed King 
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Got bumped off the list back in mid May due to "too many bounces".    Been checking chugalug.org webpage occasionally for any job announcements or hardware sells/freebies ;-)

I stayed unsubbed for awhile (and missed Hack-a-nooga too) because I needed to focus on our latest and biggest client rollout, which went "live" on 6/2/2014.    To "save money" we switched hardware platforms a few weeks before rollout (went from $800 kids-toy netbooks to $300 Dell Venue tablets), but the software platform stayed the same (albeit with some custom mods for the new client):    lamp stack (linux/apache/php/mysql) on qemu.    Why are we running in a vm/emulator?  Well its a long story but a previous 3rd party vendor wrote our field software.  This 3rd party vendor required Windows netbooks.  Their software was slow and flakey (as you'd expect from dot-net) so we ditched them and rewrote the field software in-house (like we wanted to do in the first place, and we did it in less than half the time, and still had more features and flexibility!).    But... we couldn't just throw out twenty $800 netbooks, so we leveraged that hardware "investment"
 by using qemu to run our lampp stack, thinking that it would also be portable if we ever moved to android (does anyone know of a qemu package for android that doesn't SUCK?)

Back-end:   For "security" this client did not want their data on the same server as our other clients, so I set up a new Debian server just for them.  HTTPS and automated sftp file transfers. 

Well now that this new client is up 'n running, I figured it was time for me to re-sub, so...  I'm back.  This new client is our biggest client to-date, and has doubled the amount of inspectors in the field (and doubled the data collection too...  thank goodness we solved that mysql lock problem we used to have).   Things are running smoothly!   I dare say that the support calls have somehow decreased (oh great, now I've jinxed us).    

Props to our little I.T. team:    Danny "dj" Smith Jada "coldfish" Case, and Master Ed :)









Need 48-port switch (nothing fancy)

From: David White 
------------------------------------------------------
Anyone have any old 48-port switch I could take off your hands (or pay you
a little something)? Doesn't need to be anything fancy. A 10/100 would
do... I just need something so that I can work on a bunch of PCs for a
client at once.

If I can keep it (or pay you a little bit, even, so I *can* keep it),
that'd be even better.

I lent my Catalyst 4000 to someone, and besides, that's really bulky anyway
for going to on-site jobs like the one I'm getting ready to do next week.

Thanks!

-- 
David White
Founder & CEO

*Develop CENTS *
Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting
Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide
http://developcents.com
423-693-4234

Chattanoogans on Net Neutrality

From: David White 
------------------------------------------------------
http://www.nooga.com/166718/chattanoogans-respond-to-fcc-on-net-neutrality/

Chloe and I emailed back and forth quite a bit late last week as she worked
on this article. A few of you, in past emails, asked to see the FCC's
statement.

Here's the full text of the FCC's proposal, dated May 15 (I sent this to
Chloe, too).
http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily

GREAT website: www.iftt.com

From: Phil Sieg 
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So in trying to easily create additional functionality for my Pebble, I stumbled across: www.iftt.com

IFTT = If This Then That, and is website that offers unlimited actions and notifications through using a very simple IFTTT programming interface. I created my first "alert" in about 2 minutes.

Check it out, it seems to be quite good.

I am certain a number of you are already aware of this, I just wish it had been passed on ;-)

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapfōn®
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011




New Kit Review: Pebble Steel

From: Phil Sieg 
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So yesterday my shiny new Pebble Steel smartwatch arrived.

In true geek fashion (pun intended) I sync'd and loaded etc for several hours.

Here are my observations:

1. Excellent build quality for a smartwatch. Not so much compared to a swiss timepiece or nice Timex. Meh. As a watch collector this bums me out a bit. Will get better in time, probably after Apple sets the damned standard.

2. Buggy firmware for both watch and Android. Not unusable, just a wee bit annoying.

3. Not as user configurable as it should be. Example: The backlight that comes on when you flick your wrist is 2 seconds. Why can't I make it 5 seconds, or 3, or 10? Some of the watch faces have a lot of data compactly displayed, and 2 seconds is NOT enough time to grok it.

4. New app-store android app is slower than molasses, to the point of being annoying. I am certain this is partially caused by the bluetooth connection to the watch and necessary confirmations needed by the software as currently configured.

5. UI of watch and nav in the UI is just ok, not optimum. This is a new category and individual usage styles have yet to be mapped, then optimized. I feel certain this will improve fairly quickly with updates.

I have 30 days to decide whether or not this replaces my Titanium Omega Seamaster as my daily watch. I searched for that watch for years and to me it is the ultimate in a rugged daily watch, so the bar here is set pretty high. 

What I can say is that now that my wrist vibrates for texts and phone calls I am a lot more likely to respond. Ever since I started carrying my phone in my pocket I have missed 70% of all my calls and texts, so this should help with that at least.

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapfōn®
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011





My Galaxy S4 drama

From: Phil Sieg 
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So my phone drama:

My S4 had been acting weird for a few weeks. It ate 2 batteries (batteries seemed dead or defective, wouldn't charge), and would randomly re-boot. 

I started to wonder if the OS was Windows XP instead of Android.

It finally "died" when I was on the phone talking to my business partner in USA a few days ago.

I took it to a repair shop I have used before and they tested it. Said it was a bad CPU. Little guy took the phone apart in about 7 minutes, and showed me the CPU board. Quoted me $72 USD to fix it. I said yes but wanted to ask some more questions. I thought he was replacing the board like we would here in USA.

Turns out he was going to un-solder the CPU and re-solder a new one to the board since the board cost $180 to replace. This CPU is "wave-soldered" by a PCBA "robot". It is surface mounted and the 80 or so "contacts" are about 1/10th of a millimeter wide with about twice that amount of space between them... I was skeptical, and said it was OK to try, but that the $72 would also apply towards the new cpu board price of $180. He agreed that was fine and proceeded.

ONE HOUR LATER: He hands me a repaired phone that works perfectly. 20 minutes of that hour was waiting for the new snapdragon processor to be delivered.

Little Chinese guy has MAD SKILLZ. Wish I had taken a selfie with him.

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapfōn®
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011





Redefining broadband as common carrier, was: "How to throttle the FCC to dial up modem speeds on your website using Ngin

From: Stephen Kraus 
------------------------------------------------------
Yeah, I'd rather have the more modern and less corrupt devils than the ones
that I know are already sold hook, line, and sinker.


On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 8:33 PM, Billy  wrote:

> You're trading your devils for different versions...
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 18, 2014, at 6:48 PM, Stephen Kraus  wrote:
>
> Comcast can burn in hell. EPB and Google Fiber will save the day.
>
>
> On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 4:18 PM, Rod  wrote:
>
>>
>> As someone who is sometimes active in the EMA community , the fact that
>> we might just throw away that copper infrastructure scares me.
>> A lot of times in a disaster there is no home power but the copper
>> twisted pair still just works.
>>
>> As to your second point I give you that. Until EPB , I didn't have choice
>> AT&T doesn't even offer DSL at my current location.
>> I will give comcast this one point. The do have local customer service.
>> Ma Bell hasn't had that in Chattanooga in a long time.
>> In fact my sister law had to move to Nashville when Bellsouth moved all
>> those jobs to Nashville.
>>
>> Rod
>>
>>
>> On Sun, 18 May 2014 13:29:20 -0400, Joseph Simoneau > joseph.simoneau@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> That's an interesting idea, rob. But, given what's been happening over
>> the last couple years and the history of what happened to the POTS
>> controls, do you really think ANYBODY would go for that?
>>
>> I just want somebody other than Comcast to come to my apartment so I can
>> threaten them with switching if they try to charge me for not fixing
>> something again.
>>
>> -js
>> On May 18, 2014 11:02 AM, "Rod"  wrote:
>>
>>> Which is why I have thought since the 90's that cities should run fiber
>>> to home the rent it out to comcast, charter, epb etc.
>>> Unlike water pipes fiber can handle more than one utility.
>>>
>>> On Sun, 18 May 2014 10:33:41 -0400, Robert A. Kelly III >> bluethegrappler@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>  On 05/17/2014 11:31 PM, Rod wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/05/understanding-the-new-battle-over-net-neutrality/
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Sat, 17 May 2014 18:16:09 -0400, Robert A. Kelly III
>>>>>  wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>  On 05/12/2014 09:21 AM, Rod wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Shouldn't we push the FCC to redifine broadband as common carrier.
>>>>>>> They
>>>>>>> CAN do that.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> What exactly are the implications of redefining it as common carrier?
>>>>>> Is
>>>>>> this a good way to protect net neutrality?
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> That was an interesting read. On the surface it sounds like classifying
>>>> broadband as common carrier would be a good thing. But then it sounds
>>>> like there is some provision requiring ISPs to allow others to use their
>>>> network, something along the lines of having Mediacom run lines to my
>>>> home but being able to choose Comcast as my ISP, but I'm not sure how
>>>> that sort of arrangement would work. It sounds like there is some
>>>> concern that this would remove incentive from ISPs to build out
>>>> infrastructure, which is something we would clearly rather encourage. So
>>>> I'm still not sure if reclassifying broadband is a good solution.
>>>>
>>>> 

Redefining broadband as common carrier, was: "How to throttle the FCC to dial up modem speeds on your website using Ngin

From: Billy 
------------------------------------------------------
You're trading your devils for different versions...

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 18, 2014, at 6:48 PM, Stephen Kraus  wrote:=

>=20
> Comcast can burn in hell. EPB and Google Fiber will save the day.
>=20
>=20
>> On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 4:18 PM, Rod  wrote:
>>=20
>> As someone who is sometimes active in the EMA community , the fact that w=
e might just throw away that copper infrastructure scares me.
>> A lot of times in a disaster there is no home power but the copper twiste=
d pair still just works.
>>=20
>> As to your second point I give you that. Until EPB , I didn't have choice=
 AT&T doesn't even offer DSL at my current location.
>> I will give comcast this one point. The do have local customer service. M=
a Bell hasn't had that in Chattanooga in a long time.
>> In fact my sister law had to move to Nashville when Bellsouth moved all t=
hose jobs to Nashville.
>>=20
>> Rod
>>=20
>>=20
>> On Sun, 18 May 2014 13:29:20 -0400, Joseph Simoneau  wrote:
>>=20
>> That's an interesting idea, rob. But, given what's been happening over th=
e last couple years and the history of what happened to the POTS controls, d=
o you really think ANYBODY would go for that?
>>=20
>> I just want somebody other than Comcast to come to my apartment so I can t=
hreaten them with switching if they try to charge me for not fixing somethin=
g again.
>>=20
>> -js
>>=20
>>> On May 18, 2014 11:02 AM, "Rod"  wrote:
>>> Which is why I have thought since the 90's that cities should run fiber t=
o home the rent it out to comcast, charter, epb etc.
>>> Unlike water pipes fiber can handle more than one utility.
>>>=20
>>> On Sun, 18 May 2014 10:33:41 -0400, Robert A. Kelly III  wrote:
>>>=20
>>>>> On 05/17/2014 11:31 PM, Rod wrote:
>>>>> http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/05/understanding-the-new-battle-over-net-neu=
trality/
>>>>>=20
>>>>>=20
>>>>> On Sat, 17 May 2014 18:16:09 -0400, Robert A. Kelly III
>>>>>  wrote:
>>>>>=20
>>>>>>> On 05/12/2014 09:21 AM, Rod wrote:
>>>>>>>=20
>>>>>>> Shouldn't we push the FCC to redifine broadband as common carrier. T=
hey
>>>>>>> CAN do that.
>>>>>>=20
>>>>>> What exactly are the implications of redefining it as common carrier?=
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>>>>>> this a good way to protect net neutrality?
>>>>=20
>>>> That was an interesting read. On the surface it sounds like classifying=

>>>> broadband as common carrier would be a good thing. But then it sounds
>>>> like there is some provision requiring ISPs to allow others to use thei=
r
>>>> network, something along the lines of having Mediacom run lines to my
>>>> home but being able to choose Comcast as my ISP, but I'm not sure how
>>>> that sort of arrangement would work. It sounds like there is some
>>>> concern that this would remove incentive from ISPs to build out
>>>> infrastructure, which is something we would clearly rather encourage. S=
o
>>>> I'm still not sure if reclassifying broadband is a good solution.
>>>>=20
>>>> 

Redefining broadband as common carrier, was: "How to throttle the FCC to dial up modem speeds on your website using Ngin

From: Stephen Kraus 
------------------------------------------------------
Comcast can burn in hell. EPB and Google Fiber will save the day.


On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 4:18 PM, Rod  wrote:

>
> As someone who is sometimes active in the EMA community , the fact that we
> might just throw away that copper infrastructure scares me.
> A lot of times in a disaster there is no home power but the copper twisted
> pair still just works.
>
> As to your second point I give you that. Until EPB , I didn't have choice
> AT&T doesn't even offer DSL at my current location.
> I will give comcast this one point. The do have local customer service. Ma
> Bell hasn't had that in Chattanooga in a long time.
> In fact my sister law had to move to Nashville when Bellsouth moved all
> those jobs to Nashville.
>
> Rod
>
>
> On Sun, 18 May 2014 13:29:20 -0400, Joseph Simoneau  joseph.simoneau@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> That's an interesting idea, rob. But, given what's been happening over the
> last couple years and the history of what happened to the POTS controls, do
> you really think ANYBODY would go for that?
>
> I just want somebody other than Comcast to come to my apartment so I can
> threaten them with switching if they try to charge me for not fixing
> something again.
>
> -js
> On May 18, 2014 11:02 AM, "Rod"  wrote:
>
>> Which is why I have thought since the 90's that cities should run fiber
>> to home the rent it out to comcast, charter, epb etc.
>> Unlike water pipes fiber can handle more than one utility.
>>
>> On Sun, 18 May 2014 10:33:41 -0400, Robert A. Kelly III > bluethegrappler@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>  On 05/17/2014 11:31 PM, Rod wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/05/understanding-the-new-battle-over-net-neutrality/
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sat, 17 May 2014 18:16:09 -0400, Robert A. Kelly III
>>>>  wrote:
>>>>
>>>>  On 05/12/2014 09:21 AM, Rod wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Shouldn't we push the FCC to redifine broadband as common carrier.
>>>>>> They
>>>>>> CAN do that.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> What exactly are the implications of redefining it as common carrier?
>>>>> Is
>>>>> this a good way to protect net neutrality?
>>>>>
>>>>
>>> That was an interesting read. On the surface it sounds like classifying
>>> broadband as common carrier would be a good thing. But then it sounds
>>> like there is some provision requiring ISPs to allow others to use their
>>> network, something along the lines of having Mediacom run lines to my
>>> home but being able to choose Comcast as my ISP, but I'm not sure how
>>> that sort of arrangement would work. It sounds like there is some
>>> concern that this would remove incentive from ISPs to build out
>>> infrastructure, which is something we would clearly rather encourage. So
>>> I'm still not sure if reclassifying broadband is a good solution.
>>>
>>> 

Redefining broadband as common carrier, was: "How to throttle the FCC to dial up modem speeds on your website using Ngin

From: Rod 
------------------------------------------------------

As someone who is sometimes active in the EMA community , the fact that we  
might just throw away that copper infrastructure scares me.
A lot of times in a disaster there is no home power but the copper twisted  
pair still just works.

As to your second point I give you that. Until EPB , I didn't have choice  
AT&T doesn't even offer DSL at my current location.
I will give comcast this one point. The do have local customer service. Ma  
Bell hasn't had that in Chattanooga in a long time.
In fact my sister law had to move to Nashville when Bellsouth moved all  
those jobs to Nashville.

Rod


On Sun, 18 May 2014 13:29:20 -0400, Joseph Simoneau  
 wrote:

>
> That's an interesting idea, rob. But, given what's been happening over  
> the last couple years and the history of what happened to the POTS  
> controls, do you really think ANYBODY would go for >that?
>
> I just want somebody other than Comcast to come to my apartment so I can  
> threaten them with switching if they try to charge me for not fixing  
> something again.
> -js
> On May 18, 2014 11:02 AM, "Rod"  wrote:
>> Which is why I have thought since the 90's that cities should run fiber  
>> to home the rent it out to comcast, charter, epb etc.
>> Unlike water pipes fiber can handle more than one utility.
>>
>> On Sun, 18 May 2014 10:33:41 -0400, Robert A. Kelly III  
>>  wrote:
>>
>>> On 05/17/2014 11:31 PM, Rod wrote:
>>>> http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/05/understanding-the-new-battle-over-net-neutrality/
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sat, 17 May 2014 18:16:09 -0400, Robert A. Kelly III
>>>>  wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> On 05/12/2014 09:21 AM, Rod wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Shouldn't we push the FCC to redifine broadband as common carrier.  
>>>>>> They
>>>>>> CAN do that.
>>>>>
>>>>> What exactly are the implications of redefining it as common  
>>>>> carrier? Is
>>>>> this a good way to protect net neutrality?
>>>
>>> That was an interesting read. On the surface it sounds like classifying
>>> broadband as common carrier would be a good thing. But then it sounds
>>> like there is some provision requiring ISPs to allow others to use  
>>> their
>>> network, something along the lines of having Mediacom run lines to my
>>> home but being able to choose Comcast as my ISP, but I'm not sure how
>>> that sort of arrangement would work. It sounds like there is some
>>> concern that this would remove incentive from ISPs to build out
>>> infrastructure, which is something we would clearly rather encourage.  
>>> So
>>> I'm still not sure if reclassifying broadband is a good solution.
>>>
>>>