|William H. Magill on 4 Nov 2005 02:47:42 -0000|
On 03 Nov, 2005, at 10:03, Doug Crompton intoned:
On Thu, 3 Nov 2005, Eric Hidle wrote:Just as an FYI to DCA.net customers (I've talked with them about FIOS
There was a recent decision by either the FCC or the Courts which basically
said that the RBOCS no longer had to provide "equal access" for their data
While not a death knell for independent ISPs, needless to say, the decision
was not greeted with widespread joy.
The folks at DCAnet have sought several different things from Verizon recently,
and have basically been told -- "pay Verizon retail prices for the service,
then charge your customers more than they would have to pay if they get the
same service directly from us."
As far as I know, CLECs do not have the same issue, as they buy the LINES
from Verizon as voice lines. Of course, I don't believe that they are
compelled to offer DSL or other data services to independent ISPs under
any kind of discount arrangement either. I have no idea how entities
like COVAD are effected as they are nominally buying "dry-pairs,"
which, at first glance, would appear to be still required to be offered
as discounted entities. (Anybody know if COVAD is registered as a CLEC?)
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