On Tue, Aug 19, 2003 at 06:35:47PM -0400, McBurnett, Jim wrote:
-RBOCs (note, not ILECs) cannot move inter-lata traffic without being
-approved by PUC in each state for "interstate long distance". (I believe
-this is part of 1984 MFJ).
-CLECs have no restrictions on that. Neither do non-CLEC ISPs.
I thought this only applied to VOICE traffic.
BZZT. Any inter-LATA traffic requires regulatory approval. Do
you think the RBOC engineers wanted an ASN per LATA? They were/
are required to hand ALL traffic on the LATA boundary to their
allocated carrier. This wound up as essentially regulated
subsidies (albeit indirectly) for sprint, genuity, qwest,
uunet ... they made out from both ends between the dot-com boom
and RBOC-restrictions from the telecom act of 1996. Between the
dot-bomb bust and regulatory relief for the RBOCs, is it any
wonder that their cash cows are running dry and they are offering
fire-sale prices to try and get customers stuck in recurring
Wild that people still don't understand the regulations so many
years after they were cast in concrete. Do people actually
think any of these companies don't play all sides against the
middle? Any deal you get from one of them is because they are
getting something out of the transaction.
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