[opendtv] Re: ISPs denied entry into apartment buildings could get help from FCC
- From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2017 02:46:41 +0000
Craig Birkmaier wrote:
You mean neighborhoods like yours where there are multiple choices
for him speed broadband?
Been over this too many times to have to repeat. I have two choices. Is that
"multiple," in your vocabulary? The 4G "options" don't count, because we don't
get strong enough signal to provide any sort of broadband. Voice is about it.
And that's going to be the rule, not the exception, for 4G. Either you aren't
close enough to the base station, to get what is advertised as the bit rate, or
too many users come in the cell, creating exactly the same effect. That's why
4G, for fixed broadband, is not enough. That's why the ISPs are testing out
The answer is found in one word: WIRELESS
Once again, I have covered this ground too many times to circle back to square
1. In short, Craig, if wireless was the answer today, what on earth are all
these ISPs rushing to 5G about? The companies talking about fixed 5G now are
the same ones that provide broadband now, in those neighborhoods. However, IF
the situation changes, PERHAPS competition among broadband ISPs will emerge.
Today, it's not the case. If it becomes the case, then neutrality guarantees
won't be as essential.
With wireless broadband there is NOTHING to keep multiple services
from competing for broadband,
Two things: spectrum availability (4G), and the investment in the required
backhaul. Also been over this before. Why don't you try moving beyond, Craig?
You've already argued yourself past this point before. You already acknowledged
that spectrum would be an issue. In any kind of very high density environment,
spectrum will become a major issue.
If the apartments are condos, the owners wouldn't want to either.
Because each owner would have to pay more, the more companies are allowed to
participate. If the entire condo can agree on one provider, chances are good
that at least initially, each owner will be given a really sweet deal. The
provider will have good reason to offer such sweet deals. It's all about ROI.
And the FCC would have nothing to say about it.
If a rental complex includes a MVPD or broadband service in the rent
it may be more difficult to opt out...
Which is not a good answer, but it does show how anti-competitive these local
monopoly schemes are.
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