It's a Band-Aid patch for a fatal injury... the basis of the whole order
is basically a Band-Aid to make it look like they actually did something.
The conditions should have gone much further and deeper, this would have
been a good time to make up for bad mistakes over the past 10 years.

"The applicants committed to provide, within 12 months of the Merger Closing
Dates, DSL service to in-region customers without requiring them to also
purchase circuit-switched voice telephone service.  The companies will make
the offering for two years from the time it is made available in a
particular state."

Frank Muto
Co-founder -  Washington Bureau for ISP Advocacy - WBIA
Telecom Summit Ad Hoc Committee

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Weasler" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "WISPA General List" <>
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 10:08 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] DSL gets Naked

> The FCC press release[1] specified that DSL be provided independently
> within 12 months of the merger for a period of two years.  There was
> no mention of price restrictions or parity of connection offerings.
> Almost all of the other merger restrictions expire three years after
> the merger.
>  - Tony
> [1]
> On 10/31/2005 6:32 PM, Brian Rohrbacher created:
> >
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