Friday, October 22, 2004 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

Deregulate it and They Will Come

The FCC's decision last week that unbundling obligations will not extend to Fiber-to-the-Curb loops (see Ray's posting on "Ownership, Investment and the FCC" below) accelerated deployment plans by BellSouth and SBC. Now, according to an article in Telephony Online,
it appears that a yet-to-be announced ruling on the interplay between sections 251 and 271 of the Telecom Act is behind Verizon's announcement that they will be deploying Fiber-to-the-premises in six former Bell Atlantic states.

posted by @ 11:02 AM | Broadband