Line sharing *IS* required in Canada, and yet Bell and Videotron are both deploying VDSL and DOCSIS 3.0 as fast as they can, pushing fibre closer and closer to homes at a rapid pace. Why? Because of two facts:
1) ILECs and cablecos still make money off wholesale customers. Less, yes, but not nothing.
2) If ILECs stop investing in networks, they'll lose customers to cablecos and cableco wholesalers.
3) If cablecos stop investing in networks, they'll lose customers to ILECs and ILEC wholesalers.
We don't have enough competition to keep pricing reasonable, sure, but we do at least have enough competition to ensure that the duopolies don't sit on their thumbs.--
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