Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Net Neutrality, 61% Of Americans Know What It Is.

Six in ten internet users (61%) are able to correctly identify the phrase “Net Neutrality” as referring to equal treatment of digital content by internet service providers.
May be you think you know, check it out at Pew Research, Take the quiz, and read about it.
Pew Research.

Verizon Will Not Sue, If Returned To Weak NetNeutrality Rules Without Utility Rules!

Joker from Wikia.
Some time other than jokers make you laugh. Looks like Verizon is backtracking in a hurry and may also be hoping that we will not notice. Verizon originally sued FCC bringing us to the current title II debate. FCC issued rules preventing Internet service providers from blocking or discriminating against traffic by relying on Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act in 2010. Verizon sued and won. Due to the lawsuit by Verizon, Federal Appeals court decided that FCC could not issue what amounted to common carrier rules without first reclassifying broadband service as a utility, similar to the traditional phone network. Now Verizon wants to go back to the original.
So as now FCC is getting on track to make  title II happen. Even if Verizon's users forgive them, I doubt big boys like AT&T and Comcast will. Hope the ex parte letter could be used in the next law suit.
More at ARS

USPTO Grants Apple 25 New Patents, Covering Cellular Mac book and Camera stabilization

Apple patents
Apple has received 25 New Patents Covering Camera Stabilization, Cellular MacBook and 23 more. Also granted was a SIRI like application dating far back as 2003, that would work with phone, iPod and a car.
The rest is in the image below and you can check them at USPTO or PatentlyApple.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Advanced Wireless Services-3 (AWS-3) Spectrum Auction Reaches $36 Billion,

AWS-3 Auction
And it is not over yet. companies like AT&T, Dish, Verizon and T-Mobile continue to up each other for two blocks in the 1695-1710 megahertz band, and four paired sets of frequencies at 1755-1780 and 2155-2180 megahertz. The reserve for the auction was $10.587 Billion.
The last auction for 700MHz, reached $18.96 Billion in 2008.
More info at FCC.

FreeSWITCH Maintenance Release, 1.4.14 Available For Download


A routine maintenance release of FreeSWITCH, FreeSWITCH 1.4.14 has been released by the FreeSWITCH team.
The improvements includes support for logging full timestamps with dialplan, being able mod_http_cache to S3 services other than Amazon.
There are new configuration parameter, add-variables-to-offer, addition of `connect-timeout` option for curl API command, allow setting CURL timeout from curl API command , respecting umask when creating new files in mod_sndfile , support for additional curl auth methods in mod_curl , fifo_position macro, improvement of accuracy in timerfd implementation , and the removal of support SSLv2/3 from mod_rayo due to security concerns.

For a complete list of improvements, additions and bug fixes, please refer to FreeSWITCH news article.
For downloading and installing, please visit FreeSWITCH confluence. I just run "Yum install freeswitch", I use CentOS.

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