California Makes Slightest Push For Naked DSL
from the when-a-$15-product-costs-you-$40 dept
Telcos have raised all sorts of objections to naked DSL as they do their best to resist offering it. Now, Karl Bode at Broadband Reports points out that California regulators have urged telcos to drop their phone line requirements, a first step towards potentially requiring it. SBC responds it’s trying to work out “technical issues”, an excuse that sounds pretty fishy. The company also adds it believes the market, not the government, should make the decision, responding to claims from consumer groups that a requirement to offer naked DSL be made a condition of the SBC-AT&T merger. Of course, for SBC, “the market” means “us here at SBC”, and it will continue to force users to buy services they don’t want in order to get one they do want as long as it can.