At every turn we are lead to believe that all-you-can-eat delivery models are impossible. Consumers are faced with 100GB or so caps on their home broadband...what makes the technology used to connect the WiFi backbone seemingly unlimited?
Why...because they use designed services (i.e. Tn or DSn) vs. consumer-grade? For years DSL claimed it did not share infrastructure the way cable does (at least until it hits the DSLAM in the CO or RT) and did not have "capacity" problems. Of course AT&T is now capping and charging extra on DSL links.
It seems to me that designed services eventually share infrastructure and why wouldn't AT&T want to start metering bandwidth on their hot spots and cap it so they can charge extra?
Profits rise year over year, stocks go up. Profits stay stagnant, stocks go down, company fails.
A company will always try to find a way to make more money than the last year, it must to survive in public trading. Its the only way to attract new investment and keep old investors happy. The stock market is like an upside down Ponzi scheme.
A company doesn't fail because its stock goes down. It fails because the board, under pressure from ridiculous short term investors, replaces a perfectly good CEO with a CEO of the week that runs the company into the ground. It's not as simple as you propose.
Of course your premise was Stock Market 101 and perhaps on that note, it is that simple.