“We also need to keep in mind that the traditional ROR mechanism has failed. The order does nothing to repair the existing ROR mechanism, and I’m concerned about those flaws getting left behind. It’s paradoxical if we’re trying to increase broadband, why would the first step be to reduce funding?”

“I’m very concerned that if I stay on the ROR, I do not control my future and I am dependent on what the other carriers are going to do.”

“I don’t have a clue what my support is going to look like three to four years down the road. We have to take into consideration cost per line. Trying to calculate what’s going to happen is almost impossible.”

Selected comments at NARUC’s Summer Meeting of Keith Oliver, Senior VP of Corporate Operations for Home Telecom, a 20,000 access line telco serving in and around Charleston, S.C. as reported in a  TRDaily article.