[opendtv] Re: Electric power as a natural monopoly

  • From: Albert Manfredi <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Feb 2014 19:23:55 -0500

Craig Birkmaier wrote:

> Not at all. The transmission lines are a shared resource.

Finally. Therefore, this "shared resource" cannot compete against someone 
else's infrastructure, and it becomes the natural monopoly.

>> Among other reasons why, because the **individual content owners**
>> won't need to be hampered by the demands of the local distribution
>> monopolies.
> Really?
> So who is going to deliver the bits?

An independent and neutral ISP. My Verizon ADSL ISP absolutely does not limit 
me in what TV sites I can browse, and in what content these TV sites offer. I 
thought you understood what net neutrality means.

If ISPs get into the act of controlling Internet content, watch the FCC clamp 
down on them.

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