From: Brian D Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Feb 21 2002 - 08:01:00 MST
>From: Mike Lorrey <email@example.com>
>For those of you who might be concerned at Robert's notable
>absence from the list the last couple days, he is suffering from
>a lack of connectivity at the moment, thanks to his phone
>company's unmentionable dedication to quality service. He should
>be back online in a few days...
Just for the record it's not the RBOC's that are keeping fiber from
I was part of "Project Lightwave" in 1991. The stated purpose was
to completely replace the network with fiber by the year 2000.
Then the FCC, the local CC's, the cable companies, the long
distance companies, and the NGO's got involved. This resulted in
the telecom act of 1996. Killed the project.
Now we have the PLEC's (parasitic local exchange carriers) and
until the rules change, fiber is dead.
H.R. 1542 Tauzin-Dingell is up for a vote again, if it passes we
would embark on a fiber everywhere plan. If it does not pass, it
will be business as usual.
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