[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: Thu, 8 Jun 2017 03:16:50 +0000
Craig Birkmaier wrote:
No. Let's create the proper regulatory/enforcement regimen for this
industry, for today and the future.
For today, neutrality mandates are still needed. For today, we have to deal
with local monopolies. We'll let your fantasies develop or flop, without
prematurely changing the regulations.
Industries CAN self-regulate if the rules are clearly defined
Self-contradictory statement. Having to "clearly define rules" means that this
industry is not self-regulating, Craig. And who would define these "rules"
anyway? A self-regulated industry needs no rules, other than their own economic
self-interests, i.e. survival. (I agree with what you said here, but it
contradicts everything else you continue to argue. Chairman Pai is simply
tossing out the rules, without offering anything to replace them.)
Bert. Wireless is just the last 1/4 mile technology.
Again, an internally inconsistent argument. The fact that 5G is short range is
EXACTLY WHY the backhaul investment problem is real. You can't have it both
ways. Investment in backhaul networks will still demand a certain ROI for the
companies involved in a given neighborhood. Explain why you think that "the
necessary infrastructure is already in place." That's a completely false
assumption, and it has led you to the wrong conclusions time and time again.
Unless the one or two incumbents agree to share their infrastructures with
other ISPs, or are forced to, your words are totally unconvincing.
These are not silly questions Bert. We have four major cellular carriers
in the U.S., not to mention many more that lease access from the major
carriers. EVERY ONE of these four will be fully capable of offering
fixed broadband in your market, my market, and most of the U.S.
They were silly questions because you already knew the answers, and the answers
worked against your argument.
You really cannot connect the dots, can you, Craig? These other companies are
not players in fixed broadband. They would need to install entirely new
infrastructures to become players. They now deal in macrocells, not in 5G base
stations on neighborhood light poles. This means that to offer fixed wireless
broadband credibly, they have to justify the costs of this new build-out, to
What you continue to miss is that the 5G wireless aspects don't totally resolve
the issue that caused Verizon and Google to give up on FTTH. That 5G to homes
reduces the costs enough, to where a second provider may become economically
viable in those neighborhoods. For some odd reason, you blithely assume 5G
solves everything, will create vast competition, even while insisting 5G is
short range. You seem unaware of the contradiction in your argument.
There is a reason why natural monopolies exist, Craig. You need to think it
through, as opposed to conjuring up conspiracy theories.
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