October 13, 2009 1:30 PM


I know I said in a previous post that I've done this subject to death and resolved to write on some new stuff.  I still mean to do this . . . and start exercising, drop a few pounds, cure cancer, become a ninja (well, you get the drift--a lot of stuff that isn't happening anytime soon).  But, I haven't posted anything in a couple of weeks--totally wasting all the "good will" I got from Harold Feld when he was nice enough to mention me on his blog in a post a couple weeks ago.  Around the same time, I also was lucky enough to get a referral from Rob Powell in his TelecomRamblings blog.

But, while I, personally, wasn't posting a lot (I wrote a few comments on the post Harold cited to), Harold's readers really juiced up the dialogue through their comments on the post that he cited in his blog.  The comments--really a lot more than the blog itself--have turned into a pretty robust discourse on the issue of "traffic pumping" and "access avoiding."  The "two Daves"--Erickson and Frankel--who are on opposite sides of this debate at the Commission, both contributed a lot of good and thoughtful material.  Do yourself a favor, and take a few minutes to read the commentary HERE; it would be a shame if the only people to see this discussion are the people leaving comments.  Thanks to everyone on both sides of the debate (most of the commenters) that took the time to write such thoughtful comments.  

Intercarrier compensation--especially the battle between the "free" services --is going to be something that you'll hear a lot more about over the next several months, so bear with me, but I promise you'll really understand a hard subject if you do.

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