Level 3 blames Internet slowdowns on Technica

Frank Bulk frnkblk at iname.com
Mon Mar 24 03:08:07 UTC 2014


Not sure which rural LECs are exempt from competition.  Some areas are
effectively exempt from facilities-based (i.e. wireline) competition because
it's unaffordable, without subsidy, to build a duplicate wireline
infrastructure.  There are also wireless carriers and WISPs the compete
against RLECs, as well as satellite providers.  I'm not aware of any
exclusivity.

Frank

-----Original Message-----
From: Naslund, Steve [mailto:SNaslund at medline.com] 
Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2014 9:00 PM
To: Joe Greco
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: RE: Level 3 blames Internet slowdowns on Technica

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In a low density area you can never fund a build out which is where
universal access charges came from and the reason that rural LECs are exempt
from competition.  In return for building a network that is not profitable
easily they get exclusive access to sell services on it to give them a
chance.  Will your NRC be reasonable anywhere outside a major metro area?

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Steven Naslund
Chicago IL







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