what will all you who work for private isp's be doing in a few years?

A few years...?


Verizontal is NOW offering this over PON glass:

Max Speeds (down/up) Contract Term Dynamic IP Static IP*

Up to 15 Mbps/2 Mbps 1 Year $59.95/month $99.95/month

Up to 5 Mbps/5 Mbps 1 Year $169.95/month $209.95/month

Up to 30 Mbps/5 Mbps 1 Year $349.95/month $389.95/month

And the best part; they cut down the copper drop when they install
the glass. No more copper EVER, and no resale, no UNE, no COVAD,
etc -- you and future owners are stuck with Ma, period.

For *now*, ISPs that use VZ DSLAMs can buy "wholesale" (tariffed, not
cost-based) access to them, usually at the price that is 1$ below their
"retail" price. This is mandated by "Computer II/III" rulings, "comparably
efficient interconnection". However, bells are trying to get forbearance
from even having to do that. SBC's petition for forbearance was denied,
however, Verizon's one is still pending.

Enjoy ability to buy loops while you still can - we have the best FCC
money can buy.