Santa Monica, CA
reply to WernerSchutz
Re: Long ago past subsidies irrelevant
said by WernerSchutz:You don't represent the majority of consumers, who are disinterested or unwilling to pay $70+/month for FTTH, which is the current bar. If Sonic, Surewest, Verizon, Google and others *can* offer your 100M symmetrical for $50 in NYC, not just a few cherry-picked towns, they will, and more people will subscribe, and this debate will be over. But the last-mile simply isn't that cheap.
"If consumers are willing to pay for "significant wired services", including those that are "better than ours", then someone will install them."
DEFINITELY. I will pay $50 for symmetrical 100 Mbps with no caps as in South Korea and Japan.
Spare me the population density argument and explain why NYC does not have it.
NYC is not South Korea or Japan.
Uncle Sam doesn't own telco, nor should they.