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Re: Verizon Plans to Offer Naked DSL on 4/5 of Wirelines

Michael D. Sullivan (userid@camsul.example.invalid)
Sat, 19 Feb 2005 02:51:55 GMT

In article <>, says:

>> As to the CLEC settlement rules, the Bells didn't write them; the FCC
>> initially gave the CLECs what they asked for, but when it turned out
>> the CLECs had played the FCC for a fool and were engaging in
>> gamesmanship (e.g., signing up ISPs with no outgoing minutes and
>> massive incoming minutes), it reversed course as to their internet
>> terminations.

> That's an outright lie. In 1996, the early CLECs (mostly the big
> IXCs) asked for Bill and Keep. It was Mr. Sullivan's Bell Atlantic
> Corporation that filed a now-famous statement with the FCC calling it
> "bilk and keep". Here's the direct quote, as I used it in Chapter 9
> of Meltdown:

I was in error, as I admitted to Fred Goldstein in another posting.
And I am not an employee of or attorney for Bell Atlantic or Verizon.
I do some work for Verizon Wireless on wireless issues. I had no
involvement whatsoever (for Bell Atlantic, Verizon, Verizon Wireless,
or anyone else) in the establishment of reciprocal compensation rates.

Michael D. Sullivan
Bethesda, MD, USA
Replace "example.invalid" with ".com".

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: If I were rude, crude, lewd and
obnoxious, this mesage would have been titled "Lawyer/Mouthpiece For
Bell Atlantic/Verizon Gets 'Outed' and Exposed" but I am not rude,
crude, lewd or obnoxious so I did not change the subject line. Anyway,
Mr. Sullivan has been helpful to the Digest in a couple instances so
my inclination is to say thanks to him for help rendered in the past;
most recently the Norvergence scandal. PAT]

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