Re: Deregulation increases costs? [cr-95/9/21]


Sender: •••@••.••• (Allan Bradley)

> Pac Bell & GTE, by the way, are applying for "rate relief" under a
>> _regulatory_ system.  That's the problem with regulation, that the process
>> is dominated by mega corporations -- a solution is needed, but it's not to
>> give them a free reign (:>).

Here are some issues relating to communications deregulation from my

1. In a deregulated market - the user or client sets market value - not the
communications, media  or cable companies suppliers.

2. There are no reference models for users or clients to set market value
or distribution values. (information ghettos v.s. high rent districts

3. There are many - many government agencies that deal with facility
structures as constructed in a community via local codes, but none dealing
with information structures.  (that is to say we don't need more government
regulation, rather a need on a state, municipal or community level define
an information architectural model of connectivity and shop source
providers cable, phone, etc. objectively)

4. Fundamental public domain architectures (wiring, distribution closets,
etc.) should have the ownership of the state, local or community
constituents and then they can be outsourced to appropriate vendors for
maintenance, support, etc.

5. Social services networks (non-private) should be engineered as
non-profit, but should be liquid and self funding so no tax dollars are

6. Community public domain Distribution Models should be articulated and
released to an open market bid and then financed.

7. Non-profit social services should get preferred access to local
community networks.

8. All community networks should connect via the internet (either as a low
or high-speed connection)

9. School systems/ Universities should be able to articulate the
information model (both present and future) and define distribution rights
of instructional content as opposed to commercial content. (private
financing is okay as long a the sanctity of instruction is maintained)

10. The rights distribution and content of an information highway shall be
defined by the local democratic processes (probably mimicking actual issues
in dealing with interstate, main street USA - speed limits, functional
codes, etc.) This should be done by a very loose set of Federal statutes.

11. Public Communications Distribution Rights are owned by the public and
are not a personal medium for any one specific political, interest group
or council agenda other than as defined by the total community social

12. Encryption on a community network should be allowed, but the keys are
to be defined by a community network board of directors and allocated
accordingly. (Community networks should not be focused to drug or sex
issues - that is a free speech issue on private networks)

13. The community network should consist of fiber optics, wireless and
local telephone pathways.

I sometimes wonder if there was a model of a Hitler in existence before
Hitler came into existence, would he have come into existence?

Allan Bradley

ConsulMetrix, Inc.
Setting the Standards in Technology Consulting

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