DSL Debacles and Competitor Cheats

OK, so I need DSL at a few locations, so I check out pricing, find a good reputable provider, and book the orders. We do this all the time, right? It’s a no brainer.

But what happens if one of those locations just happens to be in an area your phone company just doesn’t want to service? And worse yet, what if they don’t want anyone else to service it either? Do they let their competitor take the business anyway, leaving them with the line maintenance? Or do they say the line is no good? Well, if you think you can get away with it, why not lie? And so we begin a saga of how keeping competitors from serving an area can be as easy as the magic words “load coils”… because how do you prove they don’t exist, and that this is a ruse to keep out service (violating tariffs galore)? Well, I do know one way…

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Lynne Jolitz is a Silicon Valley OS pioneer, inventor, and startup founder.

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