(cross posted)


That is the right comment at the right moment.  While Chapters push for improving competition, it would also be a good step in the same direction to ask responsible actors in the Telecom sector to come closer together to expand upon broader initiatives, such as the one reported in CircleID:


This development concerns open broadband network gateways (BNGs).  The list and the DC on CNs may look into this article and the ISOC NY comment further, first to examine if the open broadband network is of any significance, or if it is merely a fancy name to retain the share of existing networks in the connectivity space. If it is indeed an initiative progressing towards openness, we could call for concrete measures to open up the Spectrum for Community Networks, SME networks and for innovations in general.

On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:48 PM Joly MacFie via InternetPolicy <internetpolicy@elists.isoc.org> wrote:

The city has reached a settlement with Verizon, ensuring that the communications giant expands its broadband Fios service to 500,000 additional Big Apple households, including at NYCHA buildings, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday.

The agreement secured by the de Blasio administration forces the telecom giant to expand access to its high-tech fiber-optic network in more than two dozen working and middle-class neighborhoods across the city — including wiring the public housing complexes in those communities for broadband.

Note ISOC-NY comment on original audit that led to the case.

“The Internet Society believes the Internet is for everyone. Fast, affordable, reliable broadband has become an essential service like water and power. The Mayor's audit finds that Verizon has failed to meet its obligations to provide FiOS to New Yorkers as it was charged. If Verizon is unable or unwilling to meet those commitments, then competitors who can get the job done should be given the opportunity to do so,” said David Solomonoff, President of the Internet Society of New York.  

Joly MacFie  +12185659365 
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