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CNET también está disponible en español, Don't show this again, "Those decisions will in large part determine the structure of the industry with respect to broadband for the next decade," said Russell Frisby, president of CompTel, a trade group representing small and large competitors to the big local phone companies, from AT&T down, "It's very critical.", At stake is control over the future strongfit designers case for apple iphone 7 plus and 8 plus - vintage rose broadband networks and services, and by extension the range of services choices that will be available to consumers and businesses in any given market, In one camp are people who argue that competition between cable and telephone companies' broadband services in any given market is enough, Others believe that additional companies' services continue to be important, despite the continuing failure of the smaller companies such as DirecTV DSL to create sustainable businesses..
Since 1996's landmark telecommunications deregulation, market competition has been fierce among cable companies, local phone giants, and a slew of rivals ranging from Covad to AT&T that use the local phone companies' networks for their own services. The former Baby Bell companies have complained throughout that they were forced to give up access to their high-speed networks to rivals at cut-rate prices, while cable companies do not. That disparity has made it impractical to make all the investments needed to push broadband forward, the big local phone companies have argued.
Indeed, although the big phone companies have signed up DSL customers at record pace in recent months, cable Internet figures in strongfit designers case for apple iphone 7 plus and 8 plus - vintage rose the United States continue to outstrip them, The top DSL providers had a total of about 5.5 million subscribers at the close of the third quarter of 2002, compared with more than 10.1 million cable modem subscribers, according to the Leichtman Research Group, Last year, the phone companies' arguments helped spark one of Washington's most expensive lobbying battles in recent memory, A bill freeing the Baby Bells' hands passed the House of Representatives by a substantial margin, but later hit roadblocks in the Senate, and the policy battle switched to the FCC..
How much competition is enough?The FCC has two pending rulings that will affect the broadband market in subtle but potentially powerful ways. One, dubbed the Triennial Review, is a sweeping look at a long list of telecommunications competition regulations. Among those are decisions on exactly which parts of their networks the big local phone companies have to "unbundle," or let smaller companies use individually at wholesale rates in order to create their own DSL services from scratch. Previous decisions have successively cut the price that companies such as Covad have had to pay to gain access to phone company lines. "Line sharing," a policy that allowed companies to send their DSL signals on a customer's first phone line, instead of installing a second phone line, dropped Covad's California monthly payments to the local phone companies from close to $26 per customer line to about $6 a line, for example. They and others are worried that policy will be overturned.