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[Fwd: Re: HR 1542 [OT, anti-BS attempt, US]]
woops, this was supposed to go to the list. -------- Original Message -------- From: Steve Sobol <sjsobol@NorthShoreTechnologies.net> Subject: Re: HR 1542 [OT, anti-BS attempt, US] To: Miles Fidelman <email@example.com> CC: sjsobol@NorthShoreTechnologies.net Miles Fidelman wrote: > Except that most of today's cable systems were built while municipalities > could, and did, grant exclusive franchises. Overbuilding an incumbant > cable operator is as expensive and risky as becoming a CLEC - probably the > reason that neither CLECs nor cable overbuilders are showing much > commercial success. Before being subsumed by SBC and forced to divest Americast, their cable-TV service, Ameritech did it. They reached a grand total of two Cleveland suburbs with the service. Maybe three. -- Tired of Earthlink? Get JustTheNet! Nationwide Dialup, ISDN, DSL, ATM, Frame Relay, T-1, T-3, and more. EARTHLINK AMNESTY PROGRAM: Buy a year, get two months free More info coming soon to http://JustThe.net, or e-mail me!