Friday, July 13, 2018

Small ISP's fight anti-competitive claims by big telecom's on "unbundled network elements" (UNE's)

USTelecom, a trade association of seven major telecom companies, wants to have the right to starve smaller ISP’s out of existence (including community or municipal owned), according to story on on Engadget by Nicole Lee, tweeted by Electronic Frontier Foundation, by rolling back part of the 1996 Telecommunications Act (which contains Section 230) that requires them to sell unbundled network elements (UNE’s) to smaller companies.

Ernesto Falcon had written about this problem on June 8 for EFF, as a “fight for their lives” of smaller companies.
It’s pretty easy to imagine who this jives with the network neutrality “repeal”.

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