>>Since my DSL provider is going ban8krupt by March 16, I may also
>>be unavailable briefly, though speakeasy.net (to whom I'm
>>switching) promises me dial up access during the couple of days
>>of transition. Dial up! Ack -- back to the Dark Ages. ;-)
>Because of phone companies being obstinate regarding dsl, now the
>emphasis is re-uping with that dreadfil commodity, cable modems.
>AOL, I believe is promoting its own flavor of 'roadrunner' as
>strange as this sounds. Sometimes the race goes not to the best,
>but to the swiftest.
I'm curious as to your defination of obstinate.
If you mean we have a problem with directly subsidizing our so-
called "competition" then yeah, I guess we're obstinate.
Here in Illinois the ICC (Illinois Commerce Commission) about two
weeks ago decided that DSL is just a new version of POT's (plain
old telephone) service and was therefore subject to the same
This means our so-called "competitors" get direct access to our
equipment, and for 20 % less than we charge ourselves.
SBC/Ameritech's response was (appropriately) to suspend all current
expansion plans in Illinois. (we serve about 80%) of the
Let our so-called "competitors" sink their own poles, install their
own equipment, and run a few risks.....
Extropy Institute, www.extropy.org
Adler Planetarium www.adlerplanetarium.org
Life Extension Foundation, www.lef.org
National Rifle Association, www.nra.org, 1.800.672.3888
Ameritech Data Center Chicago, IL, Local 134 I.B.E.W
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