TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Verizon Plans to Offer "Naked DSL" on 4/5 of its Wirelines

Re: Verizon Plans to Offer "Naked DSL" on 4/5 of its Wirelines

Steve Sobol (
Fri, 11 Feb 2005 22:40:34 -0800

R Collinge wrote:

> "Verizon expects "that in the not-too-distant future that you will be
> able to get Verizon DSL without getting Verizon phone service," said
> Tom Tauke, Verizon executive vice president for public affairs and
> communications. "It's a technological issue, it's not a marketing
> issue."


It's a marketing issue. It's a monopolistic
big-telco-doing-whatever-they-want-to issue. There is no technological
requirement for there to be a dialtone on the same line as DSL, and
no, I'm not talking about SDSL, I'm talking about ADSL which usually
must be bundled with POTS service.

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: It would be very interesting if SBC
> decided to go the same way: DSL with no phone service requirements,
> but it is very unlikely; they just can't get their act together to
> accomplish that. PAT]

Heh. They'd love to do it. You could get DSL alone from SBC and they
could do whatever they want to with no fear of regulatory
repercussions -- because you can't complain to your state PUC about
unregulated data services. (Well, you can, but they won't do
anything.) - Apple Valley, CA - - 888.480.4NET (4638)
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