On Jun 7, 2017, at 11:16 PM, Manfredi, Albert E <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
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.
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 the banks.
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