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Re: [vox] HR 1542 passed the House
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Re: [vox] HR 1542 passed the House

Why is this bill bad? I glanced through the rest of the bill and
I didn't see anything that jumped out at me.  Maybe there is 
something subtle change that makes it impossible for the ISPs
to compete???


It states:
local exchange carrier has the duty to provide--

`(1) Internet users with the ability to subscribe to and have access
to any Internet service provider that interconnects with such 
carrier's high speed data service;

`(2) any Internet service provider with the right to acquire the
facilities and services necessary to interconnect with such carrier's
high speed data service for the provision of Internet access service;

`(3) any Internet service provider with the ability to collocate 
equipment in accordance with the provisions of section 251, to the
extent necessary to achieve the objectives of paragraphs (1) and (2)
of this subsection; and

`(4) any provider of high speed data services, Internet backbone
service, or Internet access service with special access for the
provision of Internet access service within a period no longer than
the period in which such incumbent local exchange carrier provides
special access to itself or any affiliate for the provision of such


On Tue, Mar 05, 2002 at 09:52:47PM -0800, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> "H.R. 1542" passed the House by 273 to 157.  It was a recorded vote, so
> check out who voted aye and who voted no:
>    http://clerkweb.house.gov/cgi-bin/vote.exe?year=2002&rollnumber=45
> The bill's now waiting for the Senate to vote on it.  Keep track of its
> status:
>    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquerytr/z?d107:HR01542:@@@X
> FYI, once the bill goes to the Senate, it'll be renamed to "S. 1542".
> -Mark (thinks POL1 was one of the best class he took at UCD)
> --
> Mark K. Kim
> http://www.cbreak.org/
> PGP key available upon request.
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