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Re: SWBT Oklahoma ISDN tariff application
At 12:27 AM 6/14/96 -0400, Fred R. Goldstein wrote:
> so we residential users all use Data Over Voice bearers instead.
>It's a disgusting hack, of course, but it is flat rate, and it works.
Best bet in NYC, too. But we still have per-call charges here (@ 10.6 cents
...which, in fact, is a difficult idiosyncrasy of the NY tariff: It's hard
to argue against nailed-up lines, because unless you're *sure* of your usage
patterns, you can get hit (far) worse by constant call set-ups and
tear-downs. Among other things, this makes ISDN routers' "dynamic bandwidth
allocation" features -- where one or both B-channels are brought up and down
as needed, according to traffic -- all but useless from a tariff standpoint.
It's really nonsensical -- particularly if NYNEX truly wants to discourage
nail-ups -- because given ISDN's rapid call set-up times, one *can*
configure these routers to bring connections up and down "on demand" quite
seamlessly (i.e., with no apparent loss of performance for the user).
>Various sources inside NYNEX and out tell me that they're preparing to file
>a new tariff by early summer.
> Voice and data usage will
>both be measured ONLY.
Jeez! I'd heard this once before -- right around the announcement of the
merger -- but hoped it wasn't true...
...something *must* be done!
>"Value" is a loaded word in the telephone biz!
Yes...or in *any* pricing discussion. (Take CPUs, for example...)
>So we will probably need to intervene. I have some ideas for what the
>winning arguments could be, and may post them when I get a chance. While
>this is of most immediate interest to MA readers, I think the Mass. DPU
>decision will reverberate elsewhere, just as a few other state cases
>recently have. Can we preserve the closest thing to a cost-based ISDN
>tariff in the country?
Count us New Yorkers in...
> Will we get the shaft?
Well...if not, it certainly won't be for lack of trying!
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