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tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY
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only wireless cable..

The only wireless cable will be Satellite Tv.. since the cable industry is too conservative on their investments. Verizon on the other hand has historically made prudent investment and financial moves to solidify and grow it's market share. AT&T just likes making controversy and foolish greedy moves that increase distrust of the company and rebuild the atomosphere hated when Ma-Bell was as arrogant as Standard Oil or Railroad monopolies of the past.

Still, the focus should be on getting minority carriers to acquire and build upon new spectrum licenses. This is the main path to getting competition to flourish. The deal does nothing really to help that cause.. but doesn't necessarily hurt it either. There are still questions about what Sprint hopes to accomplish with their phone book long list of partner companies.. some of which are cable companies. If anything, their non-transparency provides ample cover for what Verizon's buying now.. so if nothing else, it's a savvy move by Verizon.

itguy05

join:2005-06-17
Carlisle, PA
said by tmc8080:

Still, the focus should be on getting minority carriers to acquire and build upon new spectrum licenses. This is the main path to getting competition to flourish.

And how does that benefit customers? Company XYZ will have to spend Millions to create that network. They will want to make that $$ back and when they see that you will pay $X for service they will initially price their service at a little less than $X. But over time it will go up to near the same as the big boys. Why? Investors -at some point they will need to make a profit or increase their profit level.

Competition does nothing but make you feel good. It almost never results in truly lower prices or better service. Look at gas stations or grocery stores as an example. All are roughly the same prices across the board....