FCC rules for backup power

Mike Lyon mike.lyon at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 21:53:16 UTC 2007

I do find it very interesting with all of what has happened post 9/11.
Or maybe it's just more in the open now since then. But now we have
the gov't putting there noses into everything network related it
seems. For example, the Patriot Act (not saying this is good bad, i'll
leave my thoughts to myself), CALEA and every other wire-tapping means
that they have.

Hell, now we even have SOX, but that wasn't really due to 9/11 but
having that in place does it make life a pain for those in Enterprise

I think we have a very interesting next couple of years ahead of us
with the Administration change. It will be interesting to see if the
internet gets more regulated or less regulated.

My $.02 worth.


On Nov 13, 2007 1:44 PM, Jared Mauch <jared at puck.nether.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 01:15:53PM -0800, Mike Lyon wrote:
> > What? The gov't putting their nose in where it shouldn't be? NEVER!
>         I must say, if you're a provider with US presence and you're not
> paying attention to the FCC, DHS (NCS, NCSD) and possibly that thing called
> NSTAC you may wake up one day and be amazed what is going on.
>         Take an example - Unregulated chemical industry becomes regulated under
> DHS.  (One of the 17 sectors that the govvies track).
>         There's stuff to track that doesn't involve having a full time
> employee to associate with it, but some allocation of time is valuable.
>         If you don't, who knows, you may have Senator Stevens setting policy
> that is relevant to you.
>         http://hsgac.senate.gov/
>         http://homeland.house.gov/
>         There's all sorts of interesting stuff in this space to track.  What if
> your network traffic doubled tomorrow due to a pandemic outbreak and everyone
> starts telecommuting?
>         http://www.dhs.gov/xprevprot/programs/editorial_0760.shtm
>         Perhaps it's wrong, or maybe they're right?  I think continuing to watch
> the activities in this space are going to be critical to our evolution as
> providers of these ip packets.
>         - Jared
> ps. other stuff of interest:
> www.it-scc.org (free)
> www.pcis.org (us, ca)
> --
> Jared Mauch  | pgp key available via finger from jared at puck.nether.net
> clue++;      | http://puck.nether.net/~jared/  My statements are only mine.

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