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Oregon 164 .377 Computer crime
(2) Any person commits computer crime who knowingly accesses, attempts to access or uses, or attempts to use, any computer, computer system, computer network or any part thereof for the purpose of:
(a) Devising or executing any scheme or artifice to defraud;
(b) Obtaining money, property or services by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations or promises; or
(c) Committing theft, including, but not limited to, theft of proprietary information.
(3) Any person who knowingly and without authorization alters, damages or destroys any computer, computer system, computer network, or any computer software, program, documentation or data contained in such computer, computer system or computer network, commits computer crime.
(4) Any person who knowingly and without authorization uses, accesses or attempts to access any computer, computer system, computer network , or any computer software, program, documentation or data contained in such computer, computer system or computer network, commits computer crime.
- Ashland | Ashland Fiber Network | Fiber | 3-5 Mbps | Multiple ISP | $34.99 / Month Basic | Open Access Network | 3000 Customers 2005 |
- Ashland Fiber Network in Ashland, Oregon, (pop. 20,700) has also recorded similarly sized losses over the same three year period. - The Need to Permit Broadband from Public Entities, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School, p. 51 (May 2006) PDF
- Cable TV, cable modem services. Established 1997. Cap Investment $5 million for 9,000 homes. $555 Investment per household. 2004 AFN report indicated loss of ($380) per sub.
In 1998, projected positive net income in 2003, but competitor cut rates, and AFN fell 20% short; Council exploring strategic options. Municipal Broadband: Digging Beneath the Surface, Balhoff & Rowe, LCC, p. 34 (Sept. 2005)
- Central Lincoln People's Utility District ( broadband resale)
- Emerald People's Utility District
- Seattle broadband report recommends municipal network, Muni 5/27/2005
- Portland : Earthlink Service Provider Wifi : - Mr. Donald Berryman Earthlink, State and Local Issues and Municipal Networks Senate Commerce Committee February 14 2006
- The Dalles :: Municipal Fiber network ::
- The Status of Competition and Regulation in the Telecommunications Industry, Public Utility Commission of Oregon (January 2004)
- Page 3: "A convergence of technologies is bringing profound changes to the telecommunications industry and its regulation. Carriers have discovered that internet technology can be used to carry voice messages. In some cases, the internet is being used directly to carry voice traffic traditionally carried over the existing telecommunications network, known as the public switched network. In other cases, internet technology is being used in combination with the public switched network. The term "voice over internet protocol (VOIP)" is used to describe all variations of this new method of providing service. The increasing use of VOIP is threatening traditional regulatory approaches to assuring universal telecommunications service and the compensation of telecommunications carriers for use of their facilities by other carriers. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering whether traditional regulatory methods should be applied to VOIP. The FCC must decide whether VOIP applications are "telecommunications services" or "information services." FCC decisions concerning VOIP will likely determine the role the Oregon PUC will have in the regulation of VOIP, if any. In the meantime, a number of Oregon carriers are using VOIP. Qwest has announced that it will begin using VOIP soon."
- Page 19: "Certain carriers are increasingly using Internet technology to provide voice service. The specific technologies used by these carriers are not uniform, but their common thread is the use of Internet technology in conjunction with the networks of the traditional telecommunications carriers. Providers of VoIP do not pay traditional carriers for use of their networks, nor do they contribute to universal service funds. The ability of VoIP carriers to avoid these charges has generated great controversy. The FCC previously examined the subject of VoIP in 1998, but did not conclude that VoIP is a telephone service. The FCC is currently reexamining VoIP so that it can determine its regulatory status."
- Page 24: "The FCC is discussing regulatory changes that could potentially affect both competition and state jurisdiction. The FCC could determine that certain advanced services should be regulated as information services rather than telecommunications services. As a result, such services would not come under state jurisdiction. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is one such service. It can be used to provide local as well as long distance voice telecommunications service so some state jurisdiction over local exchange service could be lost if VoIP is determined to be an information service. Qwest has announced its interest in providing service using VoIP. An FCC decision concerning the classification of cable modem services was partially affirmed and partially vacated and remanded by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court said that cable modem service is partly a telecommunications service and partly an information service. It is not appropriate to classify cable modem service as cable service. The FCC is expected to appeal the decision. The issue of the regulatory classification of services is important to competitors and incumbents alike. Uncertainty in the marketplace over the outcome of litigation in this area plagues the competitive marketplace and has an adverse effect on competition in markets throughout the nation, including Oregon."
- In re MCI Worldcom Communications, Inc., and Verizon Northwest Inc., First Amendment to Interconnection Agreement Submitted for Commission Approval Pursuant to Section 252(e) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, ARB 422(1), Order (Apr. 27, 2004) http://www.puc.state.or.us/orders/2004ords/04-228.pdf
- In re Oregon Exchange Carrier Association v. LocalDial Corp, Docket UCB 19
- 9th Circuit Reverses District Court, Overturns Local Decision to Mandate Open Access, and declares ATT Cable to be a "Telecom Service" 6/23/00
- FCC Releases Open Access NOI (will declare in 2002 that cable modem service is an information service, not a telecom service, and therefore does not fall under Title II of the Communications Act or under the Computer Inquiries)
- January AT&T files suit against City of Portland.
AT&T Corp. v.
City of Portland, 216 F3d 871.
- June Federal court rules in favor of City AT&T v. Portland Open Cable Access Decision (pdf)
- August AT&T Appeals to federal appellate court
- June AT&T applies to assimilate TCI.
MHCRC recommends approval conditioned upon open access.
- December: AT&T refuses open access conditions. City of Portland disapproves merger