[conspire] Communications, a lack thereof

Don Marti dmarti at zgp.org
Tue Jan 1 20:39:29 PST 2008

begin Rick Moen quotation of Mon, Dec 31, 2007 at 11:05:34AM -0800:
> Quoting Ross Bernheim (rossbernheim at speakeasy.net):
> > As to writing the PUC, the Public Utilities Commission, it would do
> > no good to tell them what they already know and have ample
> > documentation on and have failed to act to protect the consumer on
> > for years. 
> Actually, it's useful.  If anyone wants to take action against AT&T 
> (or whatever they're called, this week) via PUC action _or_ in a
> third-party lawsuit that references PUC records, a pattern of official
> complaints is fuel for the fire.  

I agree with Rick here -- the PUC ultimately has to
justify itself to the Legislature, and writing to
your state legislators is another possible next step
other than a lawsuit.

Just to give you an idea, here's a law that just went
into effect today: if you're a California citizen,
and you have a store gift card worth less than $10,
the store has to give you cash for the card if you
ask for it.  If something like that can pass, then
it's easy to imagine the "if they take down your
DSL they have to pay you $10 per IP address per day"
bill passing too.

Don Marti                    
dmarti at zgp.org

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