[opendtv] Re: Electric power as a natural monopoly

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Feb 2014 01:07:12 +0000

Craig Birkmaier wrote:

> Yes, the local grid will continue to be a natural monopoly. This is
> not the case for inter-city  transmission lines and generation
> facilities.

Really? Are you saying that there are multiple different companies that have 
erected their own high tension lines between two adjacent cities, any of which 
can carry the full load? Show me where this is the case, Craig.

Same with water and sewer service. Natural monopolies exist for a reason.

> Hulu is not a MVPD service. They are a catchup service.
> The congloms will demand the same bundles with an Internet based MVPD
> service.

Can you see that you sound like the smoking addict who insists that Philip 
Morris runs our lives?

The truth is, the congloms will have to adjust to the changing landscape, and 
they have been. Yes, even ESPN, as the article I posted recently reported. And 
just like I said, whatever tier structure might have been imposed by the local 
monopoly MVPDs is not likely to survive that transition.

Among other reasons why, because the **individual content owners** won't need 
to be hampered by the demands of the local distribution monopolies.

(Just quit smoking, Craig. You'll see that Philip Morris doesn't control you. 


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