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gaforces
United We Stand, Divided We Fall

join:2002-04-07
Santa Cruz, CA

Lobby

Is all this BS intended to circumvent the already loophole filled agreements they made to purchase the spectrum in the auction?
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Karl Bode
News Guy
join:2000-03-02
kudos:39

No, it's just layered on top of those meaningless Carterfone rules to ensure a good fauxsumer show.



gaforces
United We Stand, Divided We Fall

join:2002-04-07
Santa Cruz, CA

I dunno if I agree with that. They are spending a lot of money for just show?

Good business strategy to get all the ducks lined up in a row before the LTE networks come online for easy killing and plucking.
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Let them eat FIBER!



Karl Bode
News Guy
join:2000-03-02
kudos:39

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They are spending a lot of money for just show?
The goal is to lay down a regulatory framework that prevents the FCC from expanding its authority through Title 2 reclassification, under which the FCC would have some actual authority to regulate ISPs. Verizon hopes to either get an entirely voluntary, self-regulatory system in place, or to get one of their well-lobbied Democrat or Republican friends in Congress to draft a law based on their proposal before more progressive laws with tough protections can be tabled. Both of those would be entirely for show, with Verizon proclaiming they support consumer protections, but having written said rules, knowing precisely how to get around them.


aztecnology
O Rly?
Premium
join:2003-02-12
Murrieta, CA

Good job Karl.

I wonder if big V pays their lobbyist with their $1.99 phantom fee...

»Verizon's $1.99 Phantom Fee Returns
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N3OGH
Yo Soy Col. "Bat" Guano
Premium
join:2003-11-11
Philly burbs
kudos:2
reply to gaforces

The idea of "a lot" of money is relative.

If I thought I could make/save millions, a couple grand would be squat...
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Petty people are disproportionally corrupted by petty power