said by batterup:
A business has to have a return on investment or the stock holders will bail and the business will fail.
If you legislate a practice that will not make money it will not get built. There was a time when the universal service at an affordable price was the law. That time is long gone.
Ma Bell is dead and yet the people bitch and the US falls farther down the list of the world's networks.
That's what a lot of users here fail to recognize. They seem to want something for nothing while pissing and moaning about stockholders. Those evil stockholders grease the wheels of our economy.
For some reason BBR users think stockholders are shriveled up geezers buying yachts with their money. Investors with the most say-so are the Institutional Investors investing billions of dollars for a steady reliable return. They don't understand the Major stockholders responsibility is to the people that trusted them with their money, like those in 401k plans. Earning a steady rate of return so millions of people can retire is their priority. Making sure people can get 100 Mbps symmetrical downloads on torrents is not.