@Home ordered to shutdown at Midnight

Jared Mauch jared at puck.Nether.net
Sat Dec 1 01:25:39 UTC 2001

On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 05:14:48PM -0500, Sean Donelan wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Nov 2001, James Smith wrote:
> > Interesting to note that even though the govt is all for getting everyone on
> > the "Information Superhigway", no mention is made of any government
> > sponsored plan to prevent the service from going dark.
> The FCC Chairman Michael Powell did write to the Judge overseeing
> the bankruptcy proceedings.

(Excerpt from)

"Separately, Powell said the FCC would soon launch a notice of proposed 
rulemaking to examine the state of broadband with the goal of ending the 
government's practice of ``lurching and reacting'' to advances in the 
high-speed Internet access industry."

	Some hints that FCC may want to regulate in the case of
bankruptcy providers of [internet] broadband services.  This would
possibly help as far as having people be required to get
sufficent warning that their service is going to be terminated
(such as 90+ days for those that don't pay attention to these things)
and provide in this case companys like at&t bb, charter, comcast, 
cox, mediaone, and any other provider still (be it partially or in whole)
using @home for their overall transit to arrange for a new
provider of internet connectivity.  (as well as the home user to
persue other services and have a good way to get out of their contracts
possibly [if they are not month-to-month]).

	- Jared

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