Friday, August 12, 2005

"Fiber Fan"

A letter to the editor in this week's Times is notable for how accurately it homes in on the real issue in our, and our nation's telecom debate: Monopoly power and its continuing consolidation. The FCC is indeed stripping out regulations that fostered competition. Municipal-level utilities and coops may be the only way to defend local folks from the inevitable effects of having to deal with monopolies....at least until some change occurs at the Federal level which seems to be operating under the illusion that monoplies and duopolies just don't exist.

Would that the FCC commissioners had as much sense as Joshua Patrick.

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