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Re: They should keep in mind
What I noticed here is that AT&T must have built national network with taxpayers money. Did it begin in its first year of history with its own capital
If taxpayers paid for most of telecom infrastructure in this country, there should be no debate in congress whether to allow more or less regation. The problem is our system is corrupt, most politicians are just after quick bucks, take bribe and let the things the way they are.
In Poland, telecom lines were built by government owned tpsa. (TP), which later in 90's was privatized and sold to France Telekom. The prices went up, for everything but few years later, consumer protection agency broke tp's monopoly by mandating to share its pipes with other dsl providers at reasonable price. Within year or so over 50 dsl providers appeared in the market, prices went down. And dsl in this country was adsl2+ from beginning so it can support higher speeds up to 20 mb. Now they are in phase of deploying vdsl with speeds of 40 and 80 mb.
In larger cities cable providers like UPC offer high speeds already above 100, the highest now being 150 mb/s for less than Comcast's highest tier here in States.