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Re: Regulatory intervention

  • From: Ross Hosman
  • Date: Fri Oct 07 11:28:36 2005
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US Representative Edward J. Markey, a Massachusetts
Democrat and ranking member of the House
Telecommunications Subcommittee, hinted that the
Federal Communications Commission might interfere in
the matter. ''Obviously, I hope the parties will reach
a timely commercial arrangement to resolve this
dispute," said Markey, ''but the FCC must be prepared
to take steps to assure continuity of service to
consumers in the event that the parties fail to reach
an agreement."

--- Ross Hosman <[email protected]> wrote:

> Google Goes to Washington
> One of the issues Google will tackle has become news
> this week: Level 3 and Cogent Communications are
> involved in a spat that has made Web sites on each
> network inaccessible or very slow to users on the
> opposite network. Google said the government has a
> responsibility to monitor the Internet so events
> like
> this do not occur.
> Ross Hosman