An ISP of their own (was RE: [rescue] Being jobless)

Sandwich Maker adh at
Thu Jul 31 07:53:54 CDT 2003

"From: Phil Stracchino <alaric at>
"On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 09:11:29PM -0400, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
">>From: Phil Stracchino <alaric at>
">>The telcos and the Feds, between them, have effectively killed ISDN in
">>the US as a data service.
"> The RBOCs never caught on, barely even knew (or admitting knowing) what
"> ISDN is....
"Oh, they knew what it was, alright.  They didn't want to sell it, is
"all.  They didn't want to sell it over their own dead bleeding bodies,
"ESPECIALLY to residential customers.

isdn =	it still does nothing
	i still don't [k]now

	any others?

i suppose its because it isn't as easy or profitable as analog pots,
and/or would divert customers from more expensive alternatives.

last spring when verizon was whining to the state about how expensive
its copper loops were and why it needed an increase in the tarriff it
charged alternate providers, an at&t exec pointed out they'd said in
their own stockholders meeting that 'land line' service had a 40%
profit margin...
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
internet rambler                            is to see what all have seen
adh at                       and think what none thought

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