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Re: SBC forcing new contract on ISPs

  • From: Derek Balling
  • Date: Mon Jun 25 15:06:25 2001


I can't speak for Bruce's situation, but in San Jose, if you're using a competitive ISP, (e.g., not the SBC/PBI inhouse ISP arm), you get two bills. a bill from your ISP for "internet access", and a fee rolled onto the bill of the POTS line the DSL is a "Service" on.

D


At 2:36 PM -0400 6/25/01, Christopher A. Woodfield wrote:
Educate me: are you not at this time billing the customer for the
local loop? Here in VZ territory, the cost of the local loop lease from VZ
and the DSLAM access from Covad (in your case, SBC provides both of
these, right?) are both rolled into the standard monthly fee from my ISP.
Is this not how it's done in SBC land?

-C

 opportunity to also sell other services over that DSL circuit, and we are
 > also made responsible for billing the DSL circuit to the customer.  So in
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