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

Frank Bulk frnkblk at iname.com
Thu Mar 15 11:59:30 UTC 2007

In regards to gold-plating, it makes a difference if it's average-schedule
or cost-company.  If it's the latter, then yes, all actual costs are
including in building the rate base. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Bulk 
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 6:48 AM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Cc: rdobbins at cisco.com
Subject: Re: [funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)

>> 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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