AOL and Earthlinks don't need us. They will build their own. We just get more competition in the Wireless world.
ILECs stop having competition, WISPs start having competition. The WISP indistry grows, but existing WISPs start to feel the squeeze.
The independant ISP is our friend. Most likely if they die, its just a matter of time before we do.
Should the vote go as planned in favor of the ILECs, it will once again be a sad day, like last FEB 2003. Sorta like in StarWars, when the Deathstar blew up Princess Leah's home planet as a demonstration of its power, feeling a super void in the force as millions of people were destroyed in a split second. Only ISP would be equivellent to the People on the planet that got destroyed.
The truth is, probably nobody will notice any difference initially when the vote happens, but slowly behind the scenes the effects will be seen stronger and stronger as time goes on, and eventually leveraged to the full advantage to wipe out independant competition.
AS soon as you have 7000 indpendant ISPs, and the TOP 10 Giant ISPs like AOL and Earthlinks trying to deploy their own networks in unlicense, what do you think will happen? I can tell you the recent allocation of 3650 surely isn't enough to solve the problem that will quickly become apparent.
Just my 2 cents.
RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc
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