[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: Fri, 9 Jun 2017 02:44:44 +0000
Craig Birkmaier wrote:
What crap. The Internet grew unfettered for two decades without a
What crap. For home use, Internet use depended 100% on guaranteed-neutral,
Title II telephone lines. AOL and Compuserve tried what everyone could have
expected, to wall up their respective service, but only thanks to Title II, We
The People rejected that model. But it wasn't for lack of trying from those
ISPs. Craig still doesn't get that. Craig still thinks it all happened by
magic, or by some sort of birth right, or because Internet neutrality was
enshrined in the Constitution.
I have repeatedly said that Congress should create these
definitions and the FTC should be the enforcement agency.
So now Craig wants government regulation! Progress! So again, competition
allows self-regulation. The competing companies need to do what their customers
WANT, as opposed to what's in the companies' self-interests only. With
inadequate competition, you need regulation. Maybe Craig is just not admitting
that he finally got it?
You just posted a story about pole attachment issues. Any capital
investment takes ROI into consideration.
The simple fact is, *if* you can understand that 5G creates very small cells,
*then* you should understand why ample competition to every household is hardly
a slam dunk. For some reason, I've had to repeat this over and over again. The
ONLY companies that may have adequate infrastructure in place would be the tiny
number of fixed broadband incumbents, in the neighborhood. So, again,
"wireless" is not a guarantee for ample competition for home broadband, if you
get beyond vague banalities.
It's not like I didn't explain this to you eons ago, Craig. Why do I need to
belabor this too? I said already, wireless MAY allow for more broadband service
choices, MAYBE. And then we discussed the spectrum issues (applicable to 4G)
and the backhaul issues (which exist because of necessity, you'd require very
small cells for wireless home broadband, even if you were to use 4G).
These are companies spending billions to buy spectrum. They are
fully capable of extending their existing cellular infrastructure
to fixed broadband.
So, in this short span of time, you have already forgotten the need for
extensive backhaul in each neighborhood? And, the spectrum these other
companies just finished buying IS NOT 5G spectrum, Craig. It is NOT conducive
to tiny cells. Concentrate, Craig!
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