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Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Wed Nov 18 14:50:41 UTC 2009

How about just mandating that it's illegal to build anything but fiber/gpon for services.  If something fails, it needs to be replaced with modern technology.

I know here they replaced copper cable in the middle of the winter last year, it would have made more sense to just use the conduit they were replacing and put fiber in.

But the fiber union guys != copper union guys so that is harder to do.

Oh well, stuck in the 70's with my ISDN.

	- Jared

On Nov 18, 2009, at 9:39 AM, Jerry Dixon wrote:

> If you can make it they can tax it :/
> Article in today's Wall Street Journal:
> "WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators are considering whether the government
> should take greater control of the Internet and ask consumers to pay higher
> phone charges in order to provide all Americans with cheaper access to
> broadband Internet service.
> The Federal Communications Commission Wednesday will lay out the case for
> expanding broadband Internet service, outlining current obstacles to making
> it widely available. The agency is considering whether to force Internet
> providers to share their networks with rivals and raise fees charged on
> consumer phone bills to pay for the broader access."
> Schatz, A. *Feds mull rules, fees to spur net access - WSJ.com.* Retrieved
> 11/18/2009, 2009, from
> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125850641299752981.html
> -Jerry
> -- 
> jerry at jdixon.com

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