The FCC is considering a plan where AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) would be forced to share...

The FCC is considering a plan where AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) would be forced to share Internet lines with rivals in providing Web services to small businesses. The idea, proposed by Cbeyond Inc. (CBEY), is supported by the Small Business Administration. The FCC's decision "will significantly impact investment in fiber-based networks," Corning (GLW) said in a filing with the agency.

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  • Poor Texan
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    Of course it's a great idea. Let someone make the investment and then require them to share the service without sharing the cost. It's a great incentive to future investment. And it's all supposedly to help 'small business'. At least large businesses can run their own lines to a connection after the phone companies 'rationalize' their investment decisions.
    12 Feb 2010, 12:29 PM Reply Like
  • Mr. Ed, Jr.
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    Hard to imagine why companies would want to invest billions, and then share their investment with competitors.


    This seems like an idea that is specifically designed to help Cbeyond. But since the FCC is now part of the "Redistribution of Wealth" program, Cbeyond probably has a bright future. The rest of us......not so much.
    12 Feb 2010, 12:52 PM Reply Like
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