|reply to FFH |
Re: Prices are no secret - FCC can get that in no time at all
Right, but NTIA originally wanted actual prices in local markets, not advertised. Why? Because we all know advertised prices can be higher or lower than actual prices, due to competition. I used to get a new promo deal from Comcast every month, by threatening to leave for FiOS.
Having actual pricing data, combined with subscribership and marketshare data at the local level can do exactly what regulators are supposed to do... connect the relationship between competition, prices and speeds.
Oh, let me clarify. FiOS was near our house, but not actually lit up yet. The Comcast reps didn't know that. Once FiOS was lit on my street, I dumped Comcast like a hot rock, and savored that call.