On another topic ... :-)

I ran across an interesting document on the FCC web site and was wondering if
there was an Internet analog - or maybe there should be.

Apparently, the FCC started a Network Reliability Council composed of IECs,
LECs, CAPs, and vendors to compose a best practices manual. What makes it
interesting is that they surveyed the various carriers five years later to
determine which practices had been adopted, to what extent they had been
implemented, and whether they were deemed cost effective. The results were
rendered in a report from the Office of Engineering & Technology (FCC). I
sent mail to the FCC folks yesterday trying to track down the original report
to aid me in starting our carrier operations off on the right foot.

Does something like this best practices document exist? If not, here is an
opportunity for someone to make some money putting one together - I'd gladly
pay a couple hundred bucks for one!

gratituitous barb follows --> [maybe Metcalfe could write one :slight_smile: ]

John K. Scoggin, Jr., Staff Technical Consultant, Advanced Technologies /
Chief Technical Advisor, Telecom Infrastructure Services
Delmarva Power (scoggin@delmarva.com) 302-451-5200

I ran across an interesting document on the FCC web site and was wondering if
there was an Internet analog - or maybe there should be.

Have you fully thought out what the implications are of this?
Currently the internet is not regulated. Any internet analogy of something
coming out of the FCC generally would require the internet to be
regulated.. which is something that should be though long and hard about
before jumping the gun..