Doug Stewart on 6 Dec 2010 12:39:27 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Net Neutrality

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 3:08 PM, Art Alexion <> wrote:
> Is it THEIR property?  As fara s I can recall, all of those wires and fiber are
> traveling over my property and yours.  Do you recall getting paid for that
> right of way?

Your lack of legal understanding is stunning. That's not how
rights-of-way/rights-of-access work. Though enforced by government
action/decree/judicial ruling, rights-of-way remain the property of
the RoW's owners (see )

> Oh, and weren't those wires paid for with FCC/PUC approved "surcharges" that
> you and I pay for?

Depends on which one you're talking about. Unless PECO and the water
companies have started laying traffic-bearing fiber on their poles and
in their mains, then no, you haven't. (Unless you've been paying for
POTS service from Bell Atlantic/GTE [aka Verizon], in which case, yes,
you've been paying Ma Bell for that AND for the Spanish-American War.)

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