reply to clecrupt9
Re: A phone line is a phone line, I guess.
said by clecrupt9:To a degree, why not? The FCC classified cable internet as an information service several years ago and the only significant difference between cable internet and DSL is the mode of transport over the "last mile".
But then, Bellsouth is asking that its DSL product be unregulated and classified as information service.
Oh, dont get me wrong. From a straight business perspective, the Bells are terrific. But from a legal and ant-trust aspect, they seem to run right up on the line.
If DSL is not telecommunications service, then a telecommunications service should not be required to obtain service. In other words, I should not be forced into buying internet when I buy a phone line, nor a phone line when I buy Internet.
Just my thoughts.