Re: Remember what Sherman said
It's an interesting time and as much as I think the cable companies wish themselves to become the next walled garden of the Compuserve and AOL era, I don't see it working now any better than it did then. Sure, they currently have governmentally granted monopolies handed over by regional governments which is the source of the problem but it seems difficult to fix at the federal level. What can be done at the federal level is to lower the barriers of entry to competition and it just might be worth running that OC768 line into my basement and sell 3.6 GHz wifi service to a few neighbors in the hood. Of course that might mean changing the current spectrum auction rules so Verizon and @&T can't carve it up nicely ahead of time to avoid real competition.