Policy News

Justin M. Streiner streiner at cluebyfour.org
Wed Nov 18 09:55:40 CST 2009


On Wed, 18 Nov 2009, Bret Clark wrote:

> Yeah...because when the economy is sucking wind why not raise fees to
> the consumer?!?!

And one of the points of my original response was that consumers in large 
part have not received any additional value out of the fees they've paying 
(directly or indirectly) for the past several years.  Throwing yet more 
cash into the hog trough doesn't make much sense.

> Want to get broadband out to people, then deal with duopolies that many
> of the regions in the country have...such as Verizon & Comcast! They are
> the main barriers that cause grief in deployment, giving a chance there
> are any number of small businesses that could respond to a broadband
> deployment faster, quicker and cheaper! Talk with any CLEC and they have
> countless stories regarding the horrors of dealing with an ILEC.

Having worked much more closely with many ILECs in a previous life than I 
do now, I have plenty of horror stories of my own.

jms




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