ISP Unbundling circuits
michael.holstein at csuohio.edu
Thu Jan 29 09:30:14 CST 2009
> Is it common for an ISP to install a lased line (circuit) and when the
> service ends, the service is not unbundled again but all the cabling is left
> where it is? I have even seen that a circuit is still active on there
> exchanges after years and no one at the ISP seems to care that they are
> wasting there own resources.
At various jobs, I too have seen boxes of CPE gear waiting for the phone
call out of the blue demanding it back, and circuits that are still live
despite being disconnected ages ago (and not being paid for). On the
home front, I canceled my digital cable years ago, but they never asked
for the converter boxes back, nor did they physically disconnect the
cable (I have satellite nowdays).
I have never seen them remove cables, etc. it's just too expensive to
bother with. The exception to this is Verizon when they do a FiOS
install .. except they actually remove the *competitor's* cables, if the
customer asks them to (which is preceded by the question "hey .. while
I'm up there, I can take down that ugly wire if you ask me to..").
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