FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband

Joe Greco jgreco at ns.sol.net
Fri Aug 28 09:05:38 CDT 2009

> JC Dill wrote:
> > IMHO the biggest obstacle to defining broadband is figuring out how to 
> > describe how it is used in a way that prevents an ILEC from installing 
> > it so that only the ILEC can use it.  If the customer doesn't have at 
> Oh, that's easy. If the government pays for 90% of the plant cost, I'm 
> sure ILECs would love to share it with everyone else. Until then, put 
> your own plant in. As an added bonus, when you put your own plant in as 
> a CLEC, you can just serve the profitable areas and leave the poor ILEC 
> having to serve the barn 15 miles from the nearest neighbor.

Huh?  Wait, don't drink anymore of that, guys!

We've *already* subsidized the telcos $200 billion for a next generation
broadband-capable plant, that was supposed to be LEC-neutral...


So, we've *already* paid the plant cost, and we've gotten nothing much in

... JG
Joe Greco - sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI - http://www.sol.net
"We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I
won't contact you again." - Direct Marketing Ass'n position on e-mail spam(CNN)
With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many apples.

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