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Re: fcc ruling on dsl providers' access to infrastructure
- From: Scott Call
- Date: Sun Aug 07 15:43:53 2005
On Sun, 7 Aug 2005, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:
Welcome to the United Corporate States of America (if there was ever any
doubt) It must be nice to own a congresscritter or two (or two dozen) and
the FCC board for good measure. We've always been at war with
Middleastia, and our corporate patrons are working in your best interest.
Does anyone else find it ironic that removing the requirement that allowed
competition was done in order to promote competition? I feel boned, how
about you? :)
I would _love_ to see an accounting of all of the tax incentives, monetary
perks, and business anti-trust exemptions that have been handed to the
BOCs since AT&T split up. These companies have been given literally
billions of dollars to build "next generation" networks, and have only
ever made any moves in that direction when forced to compete.
On my office wall I have a framed advert from Newsweek in 1982 advertising
the low low rate of $1.35 a minute interstate long distance from the Bell
Yet another reason to welcome you back to 1984.
I do wonder what, if any, consumer reactions are going to guide the BOCs.
I mean is Joe Internet going to get all riled up when his ISP he's had for
5 years sends him email telling him he's being moved to Qwest or SBC
without his consent? Is SBC going to care? Is there going to be a
business case for web and email hosting with someone other than your
forced access provider? Is there any legal incentive for
SBC/Qwest/Comcast to allow that access?