said by SteveCon:Fairpoint should never have agreed to the PUC conditions in the 1st place. The conditions just helped guarantee failure.
BOHICA! Yep - here's the 1st push back on the first phase. Next year, prices will be in the sights of FairPoint management... just wait and see!!
Are you happy with your rep in Washington, DC?
Re: hmmmmm.... Hopefully the West Virginia PSC is watching and will rule against the Frontier / Verizon deal. Frontier will end up with 98% of the landlines in WV and if something goes wrong (likely with the huge amount of debt Frontier will have) the entire state will be screwed.
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Re: This company..
said by swintec:Unfortunately what choice do regulators have? If they accept the deal, they look like they made a mistake in approving it. If they reject it, what recourse do regulators have? They can't fine them, as they have no money. They can't legally compel them to deploy it, as they don't have the money. They can't sell off the assets to companies that can as they likely don't have the legal authority to, nor is it likely a good division of the territory could be found.
I can't wait to see what our Maine regulators do to them.
Re: They'll get extended
said by OldschoolDSL:"Maine"
They'll get extended cause their offer on paper sounds good.
1.) 80-90% of Main with DSL (people in office will not care if its new or old tech, dsl is dsl... so they'll see high speed)
2.) Price drops for everyone
3.) Current promotional price locked in for 2years.
Most people in Main (who do not know better) will also think this is a good idea.
Re: I Have Seen Next Generation DSL and It Is Good!!!
said by brainlessdog:That is not next gen DSL, thats the old ASDL which from day one could do that speed, typically you need to be under 5K feet from the CO or RT
I have seen Fairpoint's next generation dsl in action. 7mb down, 768k up. The new network is ready in parts of NH.
said by pistrix :xDSL can run up to 18,000 feet on standard POT's lines, but the biggest problems tend to be the quality of the copper. Plus T1 lines can cause interference problems with some DSL if it's on the same binder as your DSL line
I am worried about the loop length limitations. I was hoping that more modern technology would have improved upon the 5,000 feet loop length limits of yore.
said by pistrix :Doubtful...voice circuits can only run about 27,000 feet without an active electronics in place to repeat the signal...you mostly likely have a SLC hut closer then that, but are unaware of it.
(Speaking as someone whose loop is probably about 5 miles from the nearest powered MUX and 15 miles from the CO)
Overall though, when done right there is no reason Fairpont couldn't deploy DSL in over 90% of their footprint. Fairpoint needs to not worry about areas where Comcast is, and just get areas up where Comcast isn't...even if it's old generation DSL...beats dial up any day of the week.
That would go a long way towards go will with those people who lack any type of broadband. Of course what sucks about that is that it leaves Comcast as the only game in town and monopolies are never a good thing!
Verizon gets clear of this when? What's the duration of liability look-back for Verizon on this deal?
If I recall properly condition of sale included VZ carrying some degree of liability for Fairpoint's operational success. If Fairpoint continues to get re-worked terms & extensions do those potentially free VZ of liability?
Serious questions that may be way off the mark. I simply do not know.