joe at monk.via.net
Sat May 5 22:46:41 UTC 2001
Charles Sprickman <spork at inch.com> wrote:
> Adelphia is not a regulated public utility, that's the difference.
> If you want to see some serious battle over this issue, check the various
> Dingell/Tauzin threads at dslreports.com...
> My basic argument is that the copper is more of a public resource. ATT
> was granted a monopoly way back when, and the ILECs have certainly
> recouped all their costs on that particular resource. Adelphia did not
> inherit their cable plant, and is likely still paying it off.
> The ILECs can refuse to resell other elements, but the copper really
> should remain and unbundled element. The best (and most unlikely) remedy
> I've seen is to put all the copper under control of a neutral third party
> through which both the ILECs and CLECs would order lines...
Commonly known as 'structural seperation'...
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