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Say goodbye to Speakeasy

When I first got DSL, I got Covad.  They contracted with SWBell for a line 
and ran DSL over it.  No phone service, just DSL.  The line was billed to 
Covad, not me.  I don't see why other ISPs could't do the same.  I payed for 
it as part of my DSL bill, not part of my phone bill.  But I think Covad had 
a chunk of equipment at the local CO to terminate the line.  I don't know if 
companies like Speakeasy/Earthlink want to get into that. 

On Sun, 7 Aug 2005 11:52:41 -0400 (EDT), Gregory Boyce wrote
> On Sun, 7 Aug 2005, Scott Ehrlich wrote:
> > On Sun, 7 Aug 2005, Gregory Boyce wrote:
> >
> >> Well, it looks like the FCC has reclassified DSL as an Information
> >> Service, meaning that the phone company no longer is required to share 
> >> lines with other providers.
> >>
> >>
> >
> > Any reason we can't get DSL the ol' fashioned way - a second phone line -
> > before the days of line sharing?   I think SE was doing pretty well 
> > the line sharing days.  No reason they can't continue success, unless
> > there is soemthing further to the FCC ruling that I am missing...???
> When you have a second phoneline run to your house, it is run and 
> owned by your local phone company.  My understanding is that this 
> ruling means that the local phone company is no longer required to 
> provide lines for use by third parties DSL providers. 
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