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Tobester

join:2000-11-14
San Francisco, CA
Reviews:
·SONIC.NET
reply to hottboiinnc

Re: Fiber

said by hottboiinnc:

ATT has done this to several areas already but won't be mentioned here on DSLR as nobody will run the story.

I am aware AT&T has pulled copper in some areas where they have installed U-verse, and I read it here in various postings on DSLReports.

I'm sure Sonic doesn't get to use the copper pairs for free, and is paying for the privilege too.

hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH

And the FCC says that the privilege goes away. Just because you pay now doesn't mean you'll pay later. Meaning it goes away.



DaneJasper
Sonic.Net
Premium,VIP
join:2001-08-20
Santa Rosa, CA
kudos:9

said by hottboiinnc:

And the FCC says that the privilege goes away. Just because you pay now doesn't mean you'll pay later. Meaning it goes away.

The copper can't just "go away". The FCC would need to rule that there was adequate competition, which in two recent proceedings they declined to do.

To further bolster competition, the state of CA passed AB 1315 last year, which states in part that:

This bill would provide that if an incumbent local exchange
carrier files a forbearance petition with the FCC requesting that the
FCC forbear from enforcing that carrier's duty to provide to any
requesting telecommunications carrier nondiscriminatory access to
network elements on an unbundled basis at any technically feasible
point on rates, terms, and conditions that are just, reasonable, and
nondiscriminatory, within any metropolitan statistical area located
in the state, the PUC would be required to participate in that
forbearance proceeding by filing comments on the petition, providing
data on competition in the metropolitan statistical area that is the
subject of the petition, and taking any other action that advances
the state's policies promoting competition in telecommunications
markets.
See the full text here: »ftp://leginfo.public.ca.gov/pub/09-10/···red.html

In any case, I'm not real worried about the copper disappearing, that's simply FUD at this point.

-Dane

Tobester

join:2000-11-14
San Francisco, CA
Reviews:
·SONIC.NET

Thanks Dane for the clarification.

I also am not too worried about copper disappearing anytime soon, especially with the headline on DSLReports about AT&T discontinuing U-verse build out.

If AT&T did try such a move, I would definitely be speaking to the California Public Utilities Commission in support of continued competition in the marketplace.

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