TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Calling For Real Competition

Re: Calling For Real Competition

Thomas A. Horsley (
Wed, 23 Feb 2005 03:07:37 GMT

> As a condition for approving their purchases of companies they were
> supposed to compete against, SBC and Verizon should be required to
> negotiate a contract allowing each to hook into the other's local
> network on reasonable terms.

Nope. Way to whimpy a requirement. There should be companies that
provide bandwidth and companies that provide services. The bandwidth
providers should sell to anyone and never under any circumstances
offer any content, and vice-versa. That would produce competition (and
would have in the previous round of telecom reform as well :-). Any
content creep into bandwidth provider territory is just asking for
legal shenanagans that conform to the letter of the law but piss all
over the spirit.

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