| |Dark_FiberHere We Go Again.
Saint Charles, MO
| |said by McWizzard:Typical response...and no mention to the fact that the cable companies require you to pay for their TV service or pay a higher rate for cable modem.
They should be required to offer "naked DSL" in ALL their server areas within 6 months of the merger and for a period of not less than 30 months. Further, the "naked DSL" pricing should be the same as like dsl package prices being marketed for their existing packages.
One service should not be "tied" to another service offering (dsl & voice) nor should one service subsidize another service offering.
Let the AT&T bashing begin.
Re: grow a pair, FCC
said by morbo:America.
not even legally binding?
wtf is this shit.
Re: No divestiture
said by KoolMoe:ATT will probably only build in populated areas (areas with DSL/cable) for max returns, then claim poverty and scream its unfair to be required to offer service with that spectrum, and get a indefinite wavier.
Just as the old radio spectrum licensing was, if you don't use the license for a given amount of spectrum within, say, 1 year, you must give up that spectrum back to the pool.
The fear that AT&T will hold onto its spectrum without putting it to use is very real, however potentially foolish.
| |said by Zoder:Satellite is "fixed" and "wireless".
I see that AT&T did not offer to divest their overlapping spectrum with Bellsouth as a concession. I'm hopeful that the Dems on the FCC will hold out for that one.
On a positive note, AT&T did concede that they will deploy broadband to 100% of their service area by the end of 2007 as a condition for approval. 85% through wireline and 15% through fixed wireless.