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Re: HR 4445 Reciprocal Compensation (fwd)
On Sun, 24 Sep 2000 email@example.com wrote: > I've been thinking about this and I think the CLECS and ISP's might be > benefitted by the passing of this. I think this bill will do more to > hurt the ILECS then help them in the long run. The ILECs are like that, don't forget it was the ILECs who wanted reciprocal compensation and fought to make it as high as possible so they could make more money from CAPs like MFS. > One of the things blocking CLECS from offering local dial tone for > residential service is the reciprocal compensation. The single biggest > item contributing to it is internet dialup. As an example of what I mean: Hmm, I have been trying to talk people into building out dial tone network for residential customers for years and I don't think it has been compensation that has stopped them. > I suspect AT&T and other CLECS who are providing or interested in > providing local dialtone to residential customers are backing this bill. > The short term result may be bad for any CLEC depending on the income, > but those that are looking to providde local phone service will find > this a great benefit and as a result this is more likely to lead to > local dialtone competition against the ILEC. Which will lead to lower > costs for phone lines ;) As best I can see, the ILECs tend to be the > more incompetent competitors and maybe they will finally put themselves > out of business with this encouragement to their compitition. Well as soon as a VoIP guy start sending a few hundred million minutes of traffic via local interconnection trunks the ILECs will demand access charges and will take them to court. They will try to find some way of saying that compensation should apply until it is to their disadvantage. > If I had the money, I'd start some planning now to put up my own CO's > and lay my own copper/fibre/etc for providing local services. Well I know I plan to do this sometime in the future, but it is a tad expensive to build out local plants. Just watch, as soon as the ILECs get out of paying reciprocal compensation for ISP traffic, they will turn around and say it is LD in nature and demand access charges for use of their local network like every other IXC pays. ><> Nathan Stratton CTO, Exario Networks, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com http://www.robotics.net http://www.exario.net > -- > Richard Shetron firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com NO UCE > What is the Meaning of Life? There is no meaning, > It's just a consequence of complex carbon based chemistry; don't worry about it > The Super 76, "Free Aspirin and Tender Sympathy", Las Vegas Strip.