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Re: Level 3's side of the story

  • From: John Curran
  • Date: Fri Oct 07 22:44:31 2005

At 10:15 PM -0400 10/7/05, Christian Kuhtz wrote:
>>In any industry, it only takes a handful of consumers impacted through no fault of their own to generate significant political & regulatory attention.  Reasonable-sounding explanations cannot stand if they imply that thousands of innocent parties can be impacted without notice.
>Nonsense.  That only matters when somebody is looking for an opportunity to legislate.

You're right:  administrators, regulators, and representatives are completely helpless except when making laws, and the reconnection of services (ref: "Because Internet users, apparently without notice from Cogent and through no fault of their own, have been impacted, Level 3 has, effective immediately, re-established a free connection to Cogent.") can just as easily be attributed to uncanny judgement on Level 3's part as any other explanation.