Telecom Collapse?

Frank Bulk frnkblk at
Thu Dec 4 21:53:10 UTC 2008

They do.  But I'm sure you know the FCC has capped some of the funds, with
plans to cap more of it.  That may be good or bad, depending if you're a
wireless or wireline carrier drawing on those funds or not.


-----Original Message-----
From: Justin M. Streiner [mailto:streiner at] 
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 3:24 PM
To: nanog at
Subject: RE: Telecom Collapse?

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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