Comcast Fiber to the Node

Robert Merrill robertmerrill at gmail.com
Mon Mar 8 15:27:43 MST 2010


On Mar 7, 2010 12:46 PM, "Ryan Simpkins" <plug at ryansimpkins.com> wrote:

When Qwest finally dies, and we are left with Comcast only - how do you
regulate them? Does this eventually move us to deregulated telcos?

Um, Telecom is already deregulated:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommunications_Act_of_1996
If it wasn't, Comcast wouldn't even be in the market for phone service at
all. Pure capitalism (deregulation) caused all-out war between the
long-distance companies in the late 90s.  Remember the 5cents/minute
long-distance plans? All that market efficiency almost caused them to kill
themselves all off.

It is better this way, overall.



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