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FFH5
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
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reply to Karl Bode

Re: And how do you create that competition?

said by Karl Bode:

Line sharing wasn't "tried and failed" so much as it was implemented in a half-assed fashion, and then destroyed by a one-two punch of incompetent and corrupt regulators and incumbent ISP lobbyists.

said by FFH5:

I'm assuming, but correct me if I am putting words in your mouth, that if the gov't had set wholesale rates for line sharing, that you think line sharing would have worked.
But if the Gov't had set wholesale rates, other financial mechanisms,including the flight of investor money in the telcos, would have killed it.

Something similar has worked in the EU to some extent. But the socialist minded; gov't bureaucracy directed economies of the EU are different from the US system. And that is a whole other msg thread to discuss whether the US economy should be run like some EU economies.

Sammer

join:2005-12-22
Canonsburg, PA
said by FFH5:

But if the Gov't had set wholesale rates, other financial mechanisms,including the flight of investor money in the telcos, would have killed it.

Most of the telcos are just milking the cash cow until it's dry and aren't investing in anything really new anyway so what difference is investor money in the telcos making now?

openbox9
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join:2004-01-26
Germany
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Wireless?


Bill Dollar

join:2009-02-20
New York, NY
reply to FFH5
But the government did set the wholesale rates under the linesharing regime and the general UNE-P regime. Rates were set by states, using the TELERIC cost model. And contrary to the historical revision, investment by both CLECs and ILECs increased dramatically in the post-1996 period.