FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband

Frank Bulk - iName.com frnkblk at iname.com
Thu Aug 27 20:26:53 CDT 2009


As one of the workshops discussed, does the definition of "underserved" and
"unserved" include the clause "for a reasonable price"?  

If the price is unreasonable, do you think its government money well-spent
to subsidize bringing a competitor to a market that couldn't make it before?
Or are there perhaps other ways to deal with that pricing issue?

Frank

-----Original Message-----
From: William Herrin [mailto:herrin-nanog at dirtside.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 4:46 PM
To: Fred Baker
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband

<snip>

Really where they need the swift kick in the tail is in the product
tying where you can't buy a high speed connection to J. Random ISP,
you can only buy a high speed connection to monopoly provider's
in-house ISP. Which means you can only get commodity service since
monopoly provider isn't in the business of providing low-dollar custom
solutions. But it sounds like that's outside the scope of what
Congress has approved.

Regards,
Bill Herrin

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