[brlug-general] Eatel wants in Baton Rouge
eac at motion-labs.com
Thu Aug 18 14:39:00 CDT 2011
Previously EAtel were a phone and Internet access company when they last supported Baton Rouge customers - I'd imagine that EAtel's interest these days has more to do with their TV/Video delivery opportunities.
Eatel phone and Internet were delivered in Baton Rouge at that time by reselling AT&T lines. When AT&T pulled the rug from under EAtel by raising the line fees to drive them out of the market EAtel quit servicing Baton Rouge. What's planed now seems to be a fiber delivery network to the end-user... Something my buddies inside AT&T promised me was "just around the corner" 20 years ago.
I've got AT&T, let me run outside and check ...
... nope - it's still moldy old copper. Sometimes I feel like I'm living in the dark ages.
The best thing about a boolean is even if you are wrong, you are only off by a bit.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: general-bounces at brlug.net
> [mailto:general-bounces at brlug.net] On Behalf Of Ray
> Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2011 10:53 AM
> To: general at brlug.net
> Subject: Re: [brlug-general] Eatel wants in Baton Rouge
> > strange. they used to be in BR years ago.. .now they want back in?
> > I have mixed feelings about the controversy that Cox brings up.
> > One the one hand, they should be held to the same standard
> as everyone
> > else, but on the other hand, i would like to see local
> businesses get
> > some advantages over national business.
> > what do you guys think?
> Personally I think Eatel should have a build-out agreement,
> but 36-months is too short. Maybe 120 months. But honestly, that is
> between Eatel and the parish. It has nothing to do with Cox. If Cox
> doesn't like their own agreement, then they should
> renegotiate with the parish. If the parish is no longer
> profitable for them, then they can leave.
> In short, screw Cox. Typical case of a large provider whining cause
> they're not making any money and they don't want any competition.
> It's BS.
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