FWIW, the Bells ARE AWARE that WISPs exist and are figuring out what to do
about them...(I can attest to this personally)


August 15-17, 2005

-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Tom DeReggi
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:19 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Fw: [WISP] Fw: [isp-clec] FCC & DSL-WBIA

Well thats not true.  They do it every day.  Life is not fair and life is 
not equal.
Its all about votes and keeping the majority happy.

Even if the ultimate goal was to regul;ate WISPs as well, it could takes 
years to finally have that happen in the courts, if enough resistence was 
put forth to support unequal views that benefited consumers.

Tom DeReggi
RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mac Dearman" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Fw: [WISP] Fw: [isp-clec] FCC & DSL -WBIA 

> Charles,
>   I think that statement is about the most ridiculous (& hilarious) 
> thing
> I have ever heard you say. I am glad that its in writing! :-)
>      If all the WISPs in the country banded together we wouldn't be a 
> pimple on the ass of a Telco like the Bells. We are so far from even being

> thought of as a mosquito in a heard of Elephants compared to the ILECs. 
> You may scare some folks with that statement, but those of us who have 
> been here a while and have a real picture of "whats what" know better than

> that.
> Try Again :-)
> --
> Mac Dearman
> Maximum Access, LLC.
> www.inetsouth.com
> 318-728-8600 - Rayville
> 318-303-4107 - Monroe, La
> 318-450-4101 - NOC
> Charles Wu wrote:
>>Here's the issue
>>If you vote to regulate the bells, then you (as WISPs) must also be 
>>ultimately submit yourself (or at least your facilities based network
>>infrastructure) to regulation sometime in the near future - to requote
>>myself...the government won't support "double standards"
>>Good or bad, that's hard to say
>>WISPNOG Park City, UT
>>August 15-17, 2005
>>-----Original Message-----
>>On Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
>>Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 11:52 AM
>>To: wireless@wispa.org
>>Subject: [WISPA] Fw: [WISP] Fw: [isp-clec] FCC & DSL - WBIA 
>>Anyone care to comment on this?  Should we also jump into this?
>>(509) 982-2181                                   Equipment sales
>>(408) 907-6910 (Vonage)                    Consulting services
>>42846865 (icq)                                    And I run my own wisp!
>> (net meeting)
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Mike Hammett" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>>Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 4:13 PM
>>Subject: [WISP] Fw: [isp-clec] FCC & DSL - WBIA ACTION Recommendation
>>>Mike Hammett
>>>Intelligent Computing Solutions
>>>----- Original Message -----
>>>From: "Frank Muto" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>>>To: <isp-clec@isp-clec.com>
>>>Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 2:51 PM
>>>Subject: [isp-clec] FCC & DSL - WBIA ACTION Recommendation
>>>>For all competitive service providers, or other businesses offering 
>>>>Internet related products and or services, and their customers.
>>>>Tomorrow, or very soon thereafter, we will see the FCC deregulate 
>>>>Access.  What does this mean and what should you do?
>>>>While the answers are not clear on what the new terms and conditions 
>>>>access (if any) will mean to thousands of ISP's we do know that this 
>>>>does not bode well for the future of our industry.  While the argument 
>>>>on the Hill has been that this will create greater competition, any 
>>>>first grader who can count apples and oranges will recognize that when 
>>>>you take a bunch of them off the table there will be fewer to count and 
>>>>compete.  It defies
>>>>logic that the Bells have been able to sell this argument, but I suppose

>>>>you say it long and loud enough it mysteriously becomes a truth.
>>>>First, brace yourself for it is going to be a rough and bumpy ride. 
>>>>Second, while it will not change the immediate outcome, it is 
>>>>contingent upon us to
>>>>mobilize and send a message to the FCC that we are watching and are
>>>>organizing our industry, business and consumers in opposition.
>>>>As soon as you read this message take a moment to send word to each 
>>>>of the FCC Commissioners about your concerns and the consequences to 
>>>>your business
>>>>and that the ultimate impact of deregulation will be bad for America, 
>>>>business, consumers and our economy.  It would also be a good idea to 
>>>>your congressional representatives office when you send the message. 
>>>>can find congressional contact information in the WBIA Legislative 
>>>>Center at http://capwiz.com/wbia/home/.
>>>>For your convenience we have provided the Email address for each of 
>>>>the FCC Commissioners and a sample letter which you are welcome to 
>>>>use in crafting
>>>>your own message. Edit accordingly to give out to your customers.
>>>>For posting a letter (not comment) on the FCC Electronic Comment 
>>>>System, do one post each of the following dockets: 04-29, 04-416, 04-440

>>>>and 04-405. Copy, paste and edit the below sample letter, edit to your 
>>>>liking and submit a PDF or Word .doc.
>>>>Make sure they know who you are and use company letter head. Create 
>>>>another for your customers and or have them sign off on a petition 
>>>>and list all those separately on the letters and ECFS uploaded 
>>>>Chairman Kevin Martin - [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>>>>Commissioner Michael Copps - [EMAIL PROTECTED] Commissioner 
>>>>Adelstein - [EMAIL PROTECTED] Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy -

>>>>Dear Chairman or Commissioner _________;
>>>>We are an ISP, CLEC, or whatever in City_______, State_____ and 
>>>>#'s______ of customers.  Deregulation will harm our business and the 
>>>>to provide competitive services to our customers.   Consumers need and
>>>>deserve the choice they enjoy today and deregulation will take away 
>>>>their right to choose providers and services.
>>>>President Bush signed Executive Order 13272 on August 13, 2002 
>>>>federal agencies to implement policies protecting small entities when 
>>>>writing new rules and regulations.  President Bush' Small Business 
>>>>Agenda states that every new business starts with an idea for a better 
>>>>product or process, which has been the driving force of Internet 
>>>>innovation we enjoy today.
>>>>These ideas become reality only when confident entrepreneurs are 
>>>>willing to take economic risks and ISP's have gallantly taken this 
>>>>risk.  Small businesses are the heart of the American economy 
>>>>because they drive innovation - new firms are established on the 
>>>>very premise that they can do
>>>>a better job and recognize that a one-size-fits all approach is not good

>>>>business and innovation.
>>>>A few legacy carriers cannot continue to benefit from valuable
>>>>government grants and licenses, including the use of public 
>>>>rights-of-way, and be allowed to extend those rights in a way that bars 
>>>>others from offering their service to the public.
>>>>President Bush has called for recognition that supporting America's
>>>>small businesses is critical to ensuring continued job creation.  Today,

>>>>small businesses create two-thirds of new private sector jobs in 
>>>>America, employ more than half of all workers, and account for more than

>>>>half of the output
>>>>of our economy.
>>>>The FCC has been entrusted with protecting consumers, encouraging 
>>>>economic development, and ensuring that competition is allowed to 
>>>>develop, rather than being quashed by a deregulated monopoly.  
>>>>Already, we are seeing the
>>>>Bells move to increase prices, and without regulation, small business 
>>>>be harmed, thousands of ISP's will be forced out business, 
>>>>workers will lose their jobs and consumers will lose the choice of 
>>>>for broadband services and support.
>>>>Deregulation will be bad for America and we encourage to reconsider
>>>>deregulating open access.
>>>>Cynthia H. de Lorenzi
>>>>Washington Bureau for ISP Advocacy (WBIA) http://www.wbia.us
>>>>Frank Muto
>>>>Co-founder -  Washington Bureau for ISP Advocacy - WBIA Telecom 
>>>>Ad Hoc Committee
>>>>http://gigabytemarch.blog.com/     www.wbia.us
>>>>"We believe that all Americans are entitled to freedom of choice and
>>>>that true competition is unbiased of its provider network. That we be 
>>>>allowed access to those networks to give all Americans their right to 
>>>>choose any mix of service or services they choose."
>>>>"We recognize that laws and policies must maintain equal, fair and
>>>>nondiscriminatory access for all providers and that such laws and 
>>>>policies be upheld."
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