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The Verge article about Verizon's Sandy Cleanup Efforts in Manhattan

On 11/20/12 10:20 AM, Christopher Morrow wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 12:49 PM, Faisal Imtiaz <faisal at snappydsl.net> wrote:
>> On 11/20/2012 12:10 PM, Christopher Morrow wrote:
>>> it's acutally kinda nice that at least from CO -> building now
>>> there maybe more highspeed links... and maybe lower long term costs?
>> Be careful of what you wish for...., Yes, you get fiber from the CO to the
>> Building... however there is also a very big side-effect...
>> Verizon is not obligated to provide equal access to Competitive providers
>> (CLECs) on this Fiber....
>> Thus, you are also looking a significantly reduced competition..... which is
>> very likely to equate to a higher cost for end users.
> right, so in the end vz gets what it wants... a return to monopoly.
> conspiracy theories about verizon starting the floods?
The pressure on the regulatory front doesn't increase until the pain 
becomes acute...