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Re: ISP's In Uproar Over Verizon-MCI Merger

  • From: Fergie (Paul Ferguson)
  • Date: Tue Aug 23 18:54:42 2005

..and life is probably going to get a lot more interesting
for service providers.

All today, we have leaders in the field with completely opposite
views of the word:

U.S. Broadband Policy Exists -- And Works, Claims NTIA's Gallagher
http://www.advancedippipeline.com/169600336

[and]

Nortel chief: U.S. needs new broadband vision 
http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/08/23/HNnortelchief_1.html

And just to make life more fun, it looks like there's an effort
afoot to get VoIP consumers to pay (read: tax) into the USF:

New taxes could slam Net phone users
http://news.com.com/New+taxes+could+slam+Net+phone+users/2100-7352_3-5842237.html

So, aren't you glad that life isn't boring?  ;-)

- ferg



-- "Gary E. Miller" <gem@rellim.com> wrote:

You forget the third choice the AT&T taught us so well before the big
breakup:

	Less broadband at higher prices.


Just look at how hard it has been to get Qwest to fulfill their promises
of more broadband outside of the cities in return for less state control
over prices.


--
"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
 Engineering Architecture for the Internet
 fergdawg@netzero.net or fergdawg@sbcglobal.net
 ferg's tech blog: http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/





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