Level 3 blames Internet slowdowns on Technica

Frank Bulk frnkblk at iname.com
Sat Mar 22 17:24:15 UTC 2014


It's my understanding and experience that most gov't jurisdictions will give
CLECs and other telecommunication providers access to the RoW -- generally
speaking it's not exclusive to ILECs or MSOs.  Now the challenge may be
finding room in the existing RoW for another provider, but the challenges
are not typically politically or "regulatorily" motivated.

Frank

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Wieling [mailto:EWieling at nyigc.com] 
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2014 10:45 PM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: RE: Level 3 blames Internet slowdowns on Technica


Make the regulation and force of arms be as targeted as reasonable.   In the
case of telecommunications as targeted as reasonable means the "last mile"
or, more correctly, the "local loop".    I advocate stringent ongoing
oversight and regulation of the local loop and very little regulation for
the rest of the communications industry.     

If the incumbent telcos want to compete on equal footing in a free market
then I invite them to give up their government granted right of ways to run
their copper or fiber and compete on a level playing field.  They will never
do that and therefore the last mile can never be a free market.   


-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Sheldon [mailto:LarrySheldon at cox.net] 
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2014 9:54 PM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Level 3 blames Internet slowdowns on Technica

*too old, failing memory and all, I'll have to go read up on "natural
monopoly"--I can not think of one that does not require regulation and force
of arms to exist.







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