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Re: ISP Unbundling circuits
From: Chris Hills <chaz () chaz6 com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 07:24:42 +0100

Wayne E. Bouchard wrote:
I've never been happy with 'deinstall' fees of any sort. To me, this
is just a cost of doing business. The time necessary to remove such is
just accepted. It is assumed that the terms of the contract are long
enough that such costs become insignificant and should not be
something that gets passed along. Besides, if you turn right around
and reuse this for someone else, you haven't done a deinstall and are
therefore charging the customer for work that you did not actually
perform.

There are several different ways to argue both for and against such
fees but they always rub me the wrong way whenever I see them.

Perversely these fees have gotten as far as residential broadband subscribers in the UK. BT Wholesale now charge a line disconnection fee, which is being applied retrospectively to all contracts.

On the flip side, the new WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) regulations make disposal of electronic equipment the responsibility of the manufacturer.



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