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Say goodbye to Speakeasy

On Sun, 7 Aug 2005 17:40:14 -0400
Jeff Kinz <jkinz at> wrote:

> Hi Jerry,
> I just want to be sure that I understand what you're saying here:
> if I have read this correctly, then my understanding is that because DSL
> is now classified as an information service, all those who provide DSL
> are subject to state and local regulation regarding their DSL offerings.
> Is that what you are saying?, thanks
Essentially, the FAA left open the owners of the wires to determine if
they are going to share the bandwidth with other providers. Currently
both Comcast and the regional Bell's share their facilities with
companies like AOL, Earthlink, Speakeasy and others. 

When the net effect will be is questionable. But, the local physical
lines are regulated by both the states and the communities. That is one
reason why there is a community public access TV channel on your local

I'm sure that AOL, Earthlink, and Speakeasy will find ways to continue
to offer broadband service. 
Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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