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| This is how it happens in Europe in several countries. The national carrier owns the lines, but anyone is allowed to operate their product on it. Granted, it is still depending on the telco whether VDSL2+ or ADSL is available, but if VDSL2+ is available, they are not allowed to monopolize it, and have to allow other companies to deploy their VDSL, either with or without voice and/or tv.|
Example: In the Netherlands KPN owns the network, but 3d party providers like Tele2 are allowed to deliver internet AND television to customers.
Unfortunately, in this country regulation is a four-letter-word among House Republicans, who historically always have sided with the big companies like AT&T.
Things like net neutrality, open networks, competition, etc.... is not going to happen as long as big lobbyists control Washington.
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