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Customers of small ISPs could pay more if AT&T/Verizon lobby gets its way

10 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

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A lobby group that represents AT&T, Verizon, and other telcos is asking the government to stop enforcing 22-year-old rules that let smaller network operators purchase access to the incumbents' networks at reasonable rates.
Although the Federal Communications Commission eliminated a range of line-sharing requirements in 2005, incumbent telcos are still required to make certain copper-based network elements available via wholesale at regulated prices. Smaller ISPs that buy wholesale access warn that eliminating the requirements would ultimately raise rates on home Internet users who...
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