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From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 07:27:25 -0400



Begin forwarded message:

From: "William S. Duncanson" <caesar () starkreality com>
Date: April 28, 2006 10:05:12 PM EDT
To: dave () farber net
Subject: RE: [IP] Dial-up provider loses Net access amid fee dispute / Ruling favoring Verizon may hike price of service

This ruling spells bad news for millions of US Internet users, especially with the low rate of broadband adoption here in the US. I know people who still use dial-up. A per-minute fee for Internet access would drastically
curtail their Internet usage.

I haven't been following how the telcos are doing, but I'm guessing that the recent attempts to drop any pretense of net-neutrality, this ruling, and the recent mergers and acquisitions indicate that the telcos are pulling out all
the stops to maintain their broken business models as long as they can.


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William S. Duncanson
caesar () starkreality com

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From: David Farber [mailto:dave () farber net]
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2006 19:24
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Subject: [IP] Dial-up provider loses Net access amid fee dispute / Ruling
favoring Verizon may hike price of service



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From: Monty Solomon <monty () roscom com>
Date: April 28, 2006 6:57:20 PM EDT
To: undisclosed-recipient:;
Subject: Dial-up provider loses Net access amid fee dispute / Ruling
favoring Verizon may hike price of service


Dial-up provider loses Net access amid fee dispute Ruling favoring Verizon
may hike price of service

By Keith Reed, Globe Staff  |  April 28, 2006

Service to thousands of dial-up Internet users in Massachusetts was
disrupted this week after a federal court ruled against a Quincy company in
a lawsuit that could have broad impact on the cost of dial-up service.

The US Court of Appeals in Boston ruled April 11 that Verizon Communications
Inc. can charge per-minute fees for calls to local numbers that dial-up
users need to connect to the Internet -- in much the same way that they
charge for long-distance or other calls.

The ruling came after Verizon sued Global NAPs Inc., a Quincy company that
supplies local numbers to 28 Internet service providers for use by their
dial-up customers.

Verizon claims it is owed more than $65 million by Global NAPs. The court
did not rule on damages, but Verizon cut off Global NAPs's access to its
network, effectively shutting down Internet service for customers of dial-up providers like MegaNet of Fall River, which had to find another company to
supply emergency connections for its approximately 7,500 dial-up
subscribers.

...

http://www.boston.com/business/globe/articles/2006/04/28/
dial_up_provider_loses_net_access_amid_fee_dispute/



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