osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,
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Ah yes, now I remember why I do this.

Two years ago, AT&t began the formal process for transitioning the phone system. We, just about alone of all public interest organiations, actually decided to engage them. And by engage I mean "engage" not "oppose."
http://www.wetmachine.com/tales-of-the-sausage-factory/shutting-down-the-phone-system-gets-serious-the-implications-of-att-upgrading-to-an-all-ip-network/

Now the FCC is issuing an Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. I am happy.
Or, more officially from my employer.

AT&T and Verizon are a lot less enthusiastic.

The Republicans on the FCC, Pai and O'Reilly, are furious and warn of an evil socialist take over and FCC authority run rampant.
(statements not yet available)

COMPTEL (the trade association of competing phone companies) is happy as pigs in mud.

Not the war by any stretch of the imagination. But you don't win wars without winning battles. And I like winning.

As for my colleagues who now no longer remember that they not only refused to join me, but actively accused me of collaborating with the enemy>

Yes, your "Never-never country" -- yes, your "edge of cultivation"
  And "no sense in going further" -- till I crossed the range to see.
God forgive me! No, I didn't. It's God's present to our nation.
 Anybody might have found it, but -- His Whisper came to Me!


Or, perhaps for the more SF among us.
"Faith manages."

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