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Re[2]: HR 1542
From: Joe McGuckin <joe () monk via net>
Date: Sat, 5 May 2001 15:46:41 -0700 (PDT)

Charles Sprickman <spork () inch com> wrote:

Adelphia is not a regulated public utility, that's the difference.

If you want to see some serious battle over this issue, check the various
Dingell/Tauzin threads at dslreports.com...

My basic argument is that the copper is more of a public resource.  ATT
was granted a monopoly way back when, and the ILECs have certainly
recouped all their costs on that particular resource.  Adelphia did not
inherit their cable plant, and is likely still paying it off.

The ILECs can refuse to resell other elements, but the copper really
should remain and unbundled element.  The best (and most unlikely) remedy
I've seen is to put all the copper under control of a neutral third party
through which both the ILECs and CLECs would order lines...

Commonly known as 'structural seperation'...


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