Almost makes you want to close the doors on the rural market and let the FCC/Gov fund/force ATT or whoever to provide service in these underserved areas.
It is going to get to the point where we are only going to be able to compete in areas where DSL/Cable is not available. I am not sure about the rest of you but there are not enough of those customers in our area to survive on that alone. It disgusts me anymore to see this type of stuff, well this and to see how many ISP's are getting huge amount of $$$ from the government to provide service in areas that are already served by one or more ISP's. One of our local ISP's has received a cash cow to deploy fiber over a good portion of Southern IL. I am surprised Scriv hasn't mentioned this as I think it is going to encroach on a few areas he currently serves. > > Kimmelman, for one, thinks AT&T's new DSL pricing will help "discipline" > broadband pricing. Once AT&T's $19.95 rate for naked DSL is broadly > available, other broadband providers, including cable, "will be > hard-pressed to keep hiding behind a higher price." > They need to do something with AT&T to get them to improve service and reduce cost for competing ISP's who are forced to either buy bandwidth from them or pay their outrageous local loop prices. -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/