Muni Fiber and Politics

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Fri Aug 1 20:24:06 UTC 2014


On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 10:44 AM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:

> MHO, experience has taught us that the lines provider (or as I
> prefer to call them, the Layer 1 infrastructure provider) must be
> prohibited from playing at the higher layers
>


A few years back Fred Goldstein proposed defining a Layer 1 infrastructure
provider as a "LoopCo", where the local loop is passively provided to
service providers to light it as they see fit.  He  even wrote draft
legislation, where the incumbent LEC is divided into a "Facilities Entity"
and a "Services Entity":

http://www.ionary.com/separationbillproposal.htm

That proposal generally requires something like a CLEC to light the wire
locally, and makes CLECs viable again.

He has also proposed requiring ILECs (and cablecos) to provide low-layer
(layer 2, mostly) common carriage on an open basis; as filed in the current
NN docket:

http://www.ionary.com/separationbillproposal.htm


j

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