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Re: [vox] HR 1542 passed the House

By De-regulating Broadband the shackles that kept the phone companies from
monopolizing the market are no longer present.  Case in point.  A) Small
broadband isp's will no longer have a cap on payments for services.  (the
telco's can charge what they want)  B) The telco's can decide who to sell
rack space or switch space to if they want to or not.  Think.. De-regulation
in the energy market.  Look at the impact that had.

Up to HR 1542 companies like PacBell had to sell space on there switches to
anyone who wishes to buy it. upto a certain amount and the cost could only
be to a certain amount.  Also they could not actualy "BE" a broadband
service provider.  The Broadband service was provided by SBC (sister-esq
company) and internet service. (email, ip, http) was served by a contract
with PacBell.  They would get around regulation by not turning up banks at
remote telco's even tho they were installed.  As regulation only limited
them to banks that were up and running for sale to other entities the lack
of regulation means they can now push via cost to get smaller companies out
of the market.

The Upside to this.
We as a public may get to reap the benefit if ISP wars start up again.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Joel Baumert" <kender@geeksource.net>
To: <vox@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 9:59 AM
Subject: 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???
> Joel
> 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
> service.
> http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c107:1:./temp/~c107Mnoskz:e619:
> 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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