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iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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reply to Scatcatpdx

Re: Why blame Verizon?

Welcome to 20% rate increases across the board for service then. Also, another provider can come in if they want and lay infrastructure with minimal regulation. But a phone company is expected to push their infrastructure out to the ends of the earth and be affordable for anyone who wants phone service.

I believe the name of one of the fiber companies in FairPoint's NE area is Burlington Telecom. They offer up to 8 Mbps symmetric fiber, triple play options, etc. They seem to be doing just fine. Of course they don't have a team of highly paid weavers crafing the exec's golden parachute...

lesopp

join:2001-06-27
Land O Lakes, FL
said by iansltx:

a phone company is expected to push their infrastructure out to the ends of the earth and be affordable for anyone who wants phone service.
That is why they have the USF.

iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
Yep. And regulation.

patcat88

join:2002-04-05
Jamaica, NY
kudos:1
reply to lesopp
said by lesopp:

said by iansltx:

a phone company is expected to push their infrastructure out to the ends of the earth and be affordable for anyone who wants phone service.
That is why they have the USF.
And the USF doesn't actually require 100% universal service/coverage in any area, and its funds can't be used for anything except POTS

»edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2008/···.101.htm