In reality, the way competition actually happens in telecommunications is to have a world-class, basic, fixed-price, passive, wholesale wire to every home and business that can be used by any retail operator to provide services. That’s it. That’s the sensible model. Once you have that in place, competition explodes: the retail sellers know how much the wholesale input costs and can rely on that pricing while they differentiate their services by price, customer service, and quality commitments. Presto: prices charged to consumers begin to approach the marginal cost of the service and service quality climbs.
You Didn’t Notice It, But Google Fiber Just Began the Golden Age of High Speed Internet Access
Susan Crawford
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Whew…where did you get that nonsense? There here is nothing world class about ‘basic’ ‘passive’ ‘wholesale’ wire. It doesn’t exist because there is absolutely no service model which would make it viable. Who will maintain the infrastructure. That’s where the cost is in delivering service. It’s a 24/7/365 proposition. “Once you have that in place the competition explodes” Really? Documentary evidence is is no where to be found on this assertion. Obviously you’ve never run a network.

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