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RE: @Home ordered to shutdown at Midnight
On Fri, 30 Nov 2001, James Smith wrote: > Interesting to note that even though the govt is all for getting everyone on > the "Information Superhigway", no mention is made of any government > sponsored plan to prevent the service from going dark. The FCC Chairman Michael Powell did write to the Judge overseeing the bankruptcy proceedings. > If this were a provider of POTS, and it was dialtone being turned off, would > there would be some scrambling by the govt to prevent it? The Judge said only if "public health or safety" would be affected. A hospital or similar type of customer could come forward, and request the judge re-consider because a shutdown would affect some critical public health of safety function. But I think that is unlikely in this case.