Thursday, July 26, 2012

Line of the Day: 2012-07-26

Now, there is something reasonable about a company actually being willing to cannibalize its own older offerings with something more modern. But a key warning sign that something is wrong is that they're not moving customers to something that's better and cheaper -- which is what you normally see in a truly competitive, innovative market. Instead, they're moving them to a more limited, more expensive offering. That's what you tend to see when there's not nearly enough competition in the market, and a few established players whose customers have little choice.
    -- Mike Masnick

At what point do we acknowledge that, first, there is almost no competition when it comes to providing Internet access to homes, and second, that the tubes are infrastructure, no different from roads, and start offering some public options?

Yeah, I know. Socialism.


M. Bouffant said...

That is what the USPS should be doing.

Socialism? Maybe but there's a reason the Post Office was established in the Constitution, right there in Article I some time ago.

Brendan Keefe said...

Exactly right.