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Re: @Home ordered to shutdown at Midnight

  • From: Leo Bicknell
  • Date: Fri Nov 30 19:37:17 2001

On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 05:05:54PM -0500, 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.
> 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?

If someone turns off your cable modem, are you unable to access
the "information superhighway"?  I doubt people pitched their modems
in the physical sense.

       Leo Bicknell - [email protected] - CCIE 3440
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