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FredIsDead

join:2010-02-24
San Antonio, TX

but how?

How would you add competition?

Force the telcos to share their already too slow copper?

Force the cablecos to share their bandwidth constrained network?

federal overbuild of fiber with our bankrupt government?

Doc


openbox9
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join:2004-01-26
Germany
kudos:2

Good question. A lot of people like to banter about lack of competition, but most fail to bring viable solutions to the table.


AlfredNewman

join:2010-03-25
Columbus, OH
reply to FredIsDead

Could do what Maine is doing by laying down middle-mile fiber in a huge ring inside the state. Or the several other muni-built fiber networks. Take avantage of the funding to buildout a fiber network within a city/state and then lease it to ISPs, ISPs that would normally have to pay exorborant amounts of money to lease a line from AT&T/Verizon/Comcast/etc...

This in theory and in practice has been noted to work fairly well and is cheaper than the so called competition that was controlling things before. The only downside is having to fight with those incumbents to build the network for the citizens. Maine had to deal with Fairpoint (after they bought out Verizons network), Wilson, NC had to fight tooth and nail against AT&T/Time Warner Cable, the same Chattanooga, TN, and with a few other cities in various other states in which plans eventually went forward to buildout and give the people what they wanted.


Angrychair

join:2000-09-20
Jacksonville, FL
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reply to openbox9

said by openbox9:

Good question. A lot of people like to banter about lack of competition, but most fail to bring viable solutions to the table.
Just eliminate all regulation. THAT WILL FIX IT!

DERP!


vzw emp

@144.191.148.x

said by Angrychair:

said by openbox9:

Good question. A lot of people like to banter about lack of competition, but most fail to bring viable solutions to the table.
Just eliminate all regulation. THAT WILL FIX IT!

DERP!
You were kidding, right?

sonicmerlin

join:2009-05-24
Cleveland, OH
kudos:1
reply to FredIsDead

Share the copper, ala Title II.

Our government isn't bankrupt, nor is it even close. A federal overbuild of fiber would provide annual revenue to the government.


talz13

join:2006-03-15
Avon, OH
reply to FredIsDead

said by FredIsDead:

federal overbuild of fiber with our bankrupt government?
"in for an inch in for a mile" :shrug: