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Re: [Latest draft of Internet regulation bill]
On Mon, Nov 14, 2005 at 11:31:17AM -0500, Sean Donelan wrote: > On Mon, 14 Nov 2005, Steven M. Bellovin wrote: > > In message <Pine.GSO.email@example.com> > > Sean Donelan writes: > > > > >On Mon, 14 Nov 2005, Blaine Christian wrote: > > >> We are talking about an infrastructure that does not lend itself very > > >> well to market forces. In many places FFTH and/or DSL from a single > > >> carrier are becoming the only options. I would not count a 500ms > > >> satellite hop as an option <grin>. > > > > > >The cable industry claims 97% of the households passed in the US. Why > > >don't you consider it an option? > > > > Do they claim to pass 97% with two-way cable? > > The cable industry claims 91% of households passed with two-way cable. And zero in my area. And you can't start a telco COOP in this state since the iLEC has encouraged laws to make that not legal. The two major iLECs in this state (Verizon, SBC) are not doing their FIOS nor their "Project Lightspeed" in the state last i knew. So much for fancy technology. The only [major] providers that are doing high speed to the home are Comcast and Charter. Neither the local cable franchise nor the local iLEC care to service my area. There is a local WISP that just started up that covers the space where my home is.. it appears they have a single T1 so you have to hope that nobody else wants to watch some other TV episode at the same time.. (since everyone is jumping on the pay-per-view or downloadable tv bandwagon in the past few weeks/months). - jared -- Jared Mauch | pgp key available via finger from firstname.lastname@example.org clue++; | http://puck.nether.net/~jared/ My statements are only mine.