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Re: Microsoft offering xDSL access
From: "Jay R. Ashworth" <jra () scfn thpl lib fl us>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 00:35:12 -0500

On Fri, Jan 23, 1998 at 12:36:37PM -0700, Dave Siegel wrote:
As for what US West tends to do with the bandwidth, they have an unregulated
division called !nteract that will take care of that part.  It is
my understanding that !nteract will advertise directly following US West
commercials, but US West must still give you the choice of your IP provider
when you order it from them.  Here's the kicker...!nteracts price is just
$20/month.

Since you 
a) can't colocate gear in a US West CO
b) can't get the raw copper from US West, and in some states, not even if
   you are a CLEC (like arizona, thanks to our lovely state congress)
c) can't cost justify it even if you could do above
you may as well buy their service.

Precisely the position they want us in.

I hate to say it this baldly, Dave, but is the check in the mail?

I also hear rumblings that the current pricing is considered "promotional"
and may change soon.

Yeah, once everyone's hooked.

Cheers,
-- jra
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