Reply to post: Re: More ports is still the wrong answer

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Re: More ports is still the wrong answer

You don't. Internet access is a natural monopoly, even without regulatory barriers: Once someone has laid the cables and owns said cables, it's no longer financially viable for someone new to lay their own cables and compete. The only real solution is to decouple cables from service, as we do here in the UK - but that type of heavy-handed regulation isn't going to fly in the US, where lobbyists are strong and any form of regulation is regarded as a violation of the sacred American principle of the free market.

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