Times Ledger, June 30, 2005 - Bayside Net technology to speed up
Dana Spiegel, executive director of NYCwireless, a wireless advocacy group, called fiber optic technology a “double-edged sword.”
He said the replacement of the copper wires to the homes by fiber optic would reduce competition, because of a Federal Communication Commission regulation that requires telecommunications companies to provide universal access for competitors on their copper, but not fiber optic, wires.
“When you remove competition, prices go up,” he said. “There will be no competitive pressure.”