Tag: FCC

Looking For Charges, In All The Wrong Places

The saga of struggling (and stupid) telecomm companies doesn’t only continue..its accelerating.

The telcos can’t “create” their way out of wet paper bags, so they want to charge service providers for access to their lines. Of course, this will just stifle innovation and piss everyone off, but the telcos don’t care. And if you think this isn’t going to happen just because the Chairman of the FCC thinks its a bad idea, think again. Some of the players are already prepping for it by again lowering prices for broadband access – you know they are thinking they are about to pick up the lost revenue on the backside. Of course, if they can’t make up for the fact they add little value, they can always hide egregious surcharges in their terms and conditions, strapping customers when they least expect it.