By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 4-14-17
Lariat.net, which bills itself as the first WISP (wireless internet service provider) – it launched in 1992, has told the FCC, or at least the staff of lone Democrat Mignon Clyburn, that the proposed broadband business data service (BDS) deregulation order on tap to be voted April 20 needs more economic analysis first.
It joins INCOMPAS and the Small Business Administration’s advocacy office in seeking to delay the vote.
In a meeting with a top Clyburn staffer this week, Lariat owner and founder Brett Glass says the order’s deregulation does not take sufficiently into account the ability and incentive of the soon-to-be deregulated dominant carriers to price internet transport services to WISPs like the Laramie, Wyo.-based Lariat at above-market prices, if they provide access to it at all. » Read More