This is one of those times when we need to ride the coats of the big guys. They spent millions in lobbying and legal fees to make sure they didn't have to be regulated like a common carrier by defining the new term "information service". All of us are in that business and even though Cable, Power companies and to some extent even the Telco's did this so they could slap us small guys around the advantage is we are also unregulated thanks to them. So if we can say anything it's that we don’t have to join the very messy regulated crowd.
Did you see the court decision this week stating Cable could refuse service and the person sued them up to the Court of Appeals and lost with the court saying that cable is not a utility and thus not required to give service to anyone? Aren't you glad Cable paid to get that judgment rather then you having to go broke trying? They may be crappy at service and high priced but they do love to spend money that gives us legal precedent for free. Forbes Mercy President -Washington Broadband, Inc. -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Tim Kerns Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 1:43 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] New Recording LAW in effect today? As a common carrier I can understand and agree. What about providing E-mail services to our customers, do we then need to keep copies of all e-mail that comes into or goes out our server? Tim Kerns ----- Original Message ----- From: "Blair Davis" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "WISPA General List" <email@example.com> Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 11:45 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] New Recording LAW in effect today? > We are common carriers. We no more have to copy peoples e-mail than the > phone company has to record the contents of every call. > > Tim Kerns wrote: > >> I caught a brief report on FoxNews today about a requirement for keeping >> copies of E-mail. It seems that we may be required to maintain a copy for >> use at later time for criminal courts. Anyone know of this or have more >> info on it? Is it every ISP or only Corporations. This could be >> disasterious..... sell alot of storage devices... The Foxnews report says >> the requirement begins today and as usual not a lot of detail. >> >> Tim Kerns >> CV-Access, Inc. >> > > > -- > Blair Davis > > AOL IM Screen Name -- Theory240 > > West Michigan Wireless ISP > 269-686-8648 > > A division of: > Camp Communication Services, INC > > -- > WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: > http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless > > Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ > > -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.409 / Virus Database: 268.15.3/562 - Release Date: 12/1/2006 -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.409 / Virus Database: 268.15.3/562 - Release Date: 12/1/2006 -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/