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?


-----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


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.

Bill Herrin

William D. Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
3005 Crane Dr. ...................... Web: <http://bill.herrin.us/>
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