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Re: [Latest draft of Internet regulation bill]

  • From: Blaine Christian
  • Date: Fri Nov 11 09:21:18 2005


On Nov 10, 2005, at 5:56 PM, bmanning@vacation.karoshi.com wrote:

Begin forwarded message:

From: Brett Glass <brett@lariat.org>
Date: November 9, 2005 10:43:40 AM EST

Here's the latest draft of the Internet
regulation bill, dated November 3rd. Note that, like earlier
versions, it subjects all ISPs and VoIP providers to intensive
Federal regulation and requires them to register before providing
service. It also pre-empts state and local control over rights of
way. For the draft text, see

http://energycommerce.house.gov/108/news/11032005_Broadband.pdf

--Brett Glass
FYI, /. or (as Robert quotes "News for Goobers") <grin> has the text of Vint's letter regarding this issue. Note that Vint seems less than enthused about the Bill (although it is not clear he is talking about the exact same Bill).

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/11/10/2351249&from=rss

Did anyone else read the part about giving every provider access to the rights of way? Woohoo! I am going to bury some fiber now. I suspect the section regarding nondiscriminatory access could have been worded better. Half the text is repeated. Are they paid by the word you think?

-----snip-----
(a) NONDISCRIMINATORY ACCESS.—A utility shall
provide a BITS provider, BIT provider, or broadband
video service provider with rates, terms, and conditions for
access to any pole, duct, conduit, or right-of-way owned
or controlled by such utility that are nondiscriminatory as
compared to the rates, terms, and conditions for such ac-
cess provided to any telecommunications carrier, cable op-
erator, or other BITS provider, BIT provider, or
broadband video service provider. A BITS provider, BIT
provider, or broadband video service provider shall provide
a cable television system, a telecommunications carrier, or
any other BITS provider, BIT provider, or broadband
video service provider with rates, terms, and conditions for
access to any pole, duct, conduit, or right-of-way owned
or controlled by that provider that are nondiscriminatory
as compared to the rates, terms, and conditions for such
access provided to any telecommunications carrier, cable
operator, or other BITS provider, BIT provider, or
broadband video service provider.

----end snip-----





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