BandA wrote: ↑Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:34 amI work for an ISP.newpylong wrote: ↑Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:12 pm They aren't required to provide Internet, Internet is not regulated. However voice service is regulated, for safety reasons.Things like T1 lines are regulated. Telephone companies are required to provide DSL including DSL through Competitive Local Exchange Carriers. Interestingly, Verizon does not provide Dry Loop. Where they have ripped out the copper, I am not sure if they are required to provide an alternative service over fiber or CLEC access. Fiber internet such as FIOS, is basically unregulated.
The cable television company claims that their franchise agreement requires them to provide cable television, but the cable internet on the same wire is unregulated!!
Depends on whether that's a channelized DS1 (Voice T1) or not.
Telcos are not required to provide DSL in any shape or form, dry loop/naked or toned. Once you're out past 18,000 from the CLEC a DSL modem can't synchronize frames to provide service. A phone at the same distance works fine and that service must be provided.
When a Telcom rips out Copper, then yes, they are required to replace it with something else to provide VoIP over. There have been court cases in Vermont with off the gridders who had copper (and thus low voltage provided by the pair) and when VT Telecom replaced it with Fiber the homeowner sued them because now they needed to provide power for the Fiber ONT.