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Re: @Home ordered to shutdown at Midnight
On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 05:14:48PM -0500, Sean Donelan wrote: > > > 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. (Excerpt from) http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/011130/n30289284_2.html "Separately, Powell said the FCC would soon launch a notice of proposed rulemaking to examine the state of broadband with the goal of ending the government's practice of ``lurching and reacting'' to advances in the high-speed Internet access industry." Some hints that FCC may want to regulate in the case of bankruptcy providers of [internet] broadband services. This would possibly help as far as having people be required to get sufficent warning that their service is going to be terminated (such as 90+ days for those that don't pay attention to these things) and provide in this case companys like at&t bb, charter, comcast, cox, mediaone, and any other provider still (be it partially or in whole) using @home for their overall transit to arrange for a new provider of internet connectivity. (as well as the home user to persue other services and have a good way to get out of their contracts possibly [if they are not month-to-month]). - Jared -- Jared Mauch | pgp key available via finger from [email protected] clue++; | http://puck.nether.net/~jared/ My statements are only mine.