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Re: HR 1542
From: "Joseph T. Klein" <jtk () titania net>
Date: Sat, 5 May 2001 16:46:22 -0500


Steve,

I will make the standard disclaimer. My opinions are mine and
do not reflect the policies or opinions of Adelphia.

That said;

My personal opinion it for the most part in agreement with your
last paragraph. I do not belive that giving anyone a monopoly
on the last mile is in the best interest of the public, nor
the majority of the network operators.

OK, back to the normal NANOG topics ....

At 4:46 PM -0400 05-05-2001, Steve Sobol wrote:
"Joseph T. Klein" wrote:

 Hmmm .... I don't think this improves competition.

 Joseph T. Klein                                         +1 414 915 7489
 Senior Network Engineer                                 jtk () titania net
 Adelphia Business Solutions                joseph.klein () adelphiacom com

[Joseph, this mini-rant is not directed specifically at you, so please
do not take it personally.]

I felt compelled to answer this. You work for a company operating in
another industry that is doing much the same thing! I don't see Adelphia's
cable Internet services in Cleveland being opened to other ISPs. (Yes,
I know that Adelphia just entered the market about a year ago, and yes,
I know that the cablemodem rollout is far from complete.) Time
Warner isn't, either. I heard about them doing it in about a dozen test
markets (Central Ohio being one of them) but haven't heard anything since
then. To the south of my home, RoadRunner is *huge* in Akron, Canton
and Columbus. But it's the same old song and dance...

And I don't understand why every single ISP (regardless of size) isn't
doing more to stand up for open access. Ultimately, it will become an
issue of survival.


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Joseph T. Klein                                         +1 414 915 7489
Senior Network Engineer                                 jtk () titania net
Adelphia Business Solutions                joseph.klein () adelphiacom com

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