said by sonicmerlin:You just attempted to educate me on a subject. I guess education has nothing to do with this.
This is such a meaningless argument. Do you even know what a "free market" is? Have you even read an Econ 101 book?
What part of broadband has *no barriers to entry*, *perfect competition*, *near zero profit margins*, etc. etc.? It's a natural monopoly.
Education has nothing to do with this. You're using such a bizarre excuse to blame consumers for being stuck with a duopoly- cable or DSL.
Line-sharing has been shown to be the most effective regulation for spurring competition, capex growth, and lowering prices. The FCC's own commissioned study from Harvard's Berkman Center concluded line-sharing was the most effective tactic for the National Broadband Plan's goals.
The science says line-sharing is the best solution.