[funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)

John Levine johnl at iecc.com
Thu Mar 15 05:18:56 UTC 2007

>> USF has made it possible for us to
>> serve DSL to almost every customer in our exchanges.
>I'm glad to hear it - the reports of how that fund is (un)used are  
>almost overwhelmingly negative, I'm glad some folks, somewhere are  
>benefiting from it.

There's a lot not to like about USF, notably the way it encourages
rural telcos to gold-plate everything to increase their rate base,
but it still does the same job it's done for the past 80 years or
so, make phone service in the boondocks affordable.


PS: My telco has about 8000 lines, but just in case we bave a population
boom, their GTD-5 switch can expand to 100,000.

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