This is at the heart of why Verizon cancelled its purchase of Northpoint. It
is why Northpoint is suing Verizon, and why some Verizon customers are suing
over delayed DSL
deployments. The ILECs actually WANT to delay DSL deployment. They don't
want the technology to succeed too quickly because that would mean massive
upgrades to field gear and cuts into profits. The only reason why any ILEC
built out a DSL product line was because of competitive pressure from
that darned Telecommunications Act of 1996, which they wanted so much at the
time but now hate.
Via Robot Wisdom,
Why Your Phone
Company Hates DSL
Now that he mentions it …
I was happy with ISDN when I had it, even if the price was outrageous
(although I wasn't paying for it). When BellSouth first offered ISDN, it was at
a flat rate, but that didn't last when they had to provide
universal ISDN service. So metered service came in to cover the
installation costs to places like (need to find a remote Florida city).
But I lost my ISDN connection. Or rather, the party that was paying for it
decided to pay for it no longer and the hours I keep on the
Internet, I couldn't afford to pay those bills. So out it went.
I just hope my IDSL service stays up …
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