Telecom Collapse?

Justin M. Streiner streiner at
Thu Dec 4 21:24:06 UTC 2008

On Thu, 4 Dec 2008, Frank Bulk wrote:

> The ILEC is the carrier of last resort.  The wireless carrier doesn't have
> to build coverage everywhere.  They don't need to serve that hog barn that
> requires a 10,000 feet copper loop while playing $17/month.

They gladly hit you up for an FCC mandated universal service fee on 
your monthly phone bill precisely to fund those subsidies.  I remain 
unsympathetic to their plight.


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