Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Aug 2010 20:28 UTC
Internet & Networking Lots of talk on net neutrality this week, mostly due to the joint policy proposal from Google and Verzion. While many Americans are calling for government-imposed net neutrality rules, The New York Times' Eric Pfanner proposes a different solution - one that has been working wonders in Europe. And hey, what a coincidence - I'm European!
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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sun 15th Aug 2010 23:36 UTC
Luminair
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2007-03-30

the US is full of oligarchies. yes competition works really well. but only if there is competition. baby bell vs baby bell doesn't count.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sun 15th Aug 2010 23:39 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

gm vs ford and lockheed martin vs boeing hardly counts too. you see for yourself the manifestation of real competition in those situations: tesla spurred gm's organizational shift toward the volt, and spacex spurred boeing's cst-100. in order for competition to work, up-and-comers (disruptive competiters) must be allowed to exist, must be encouraged to exist, and indeed must exist.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by ezylstra on Mon 16th Aug 2010 14:50 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
ezylstra Member since:
2010-07-16

Baby Bell vs Baby Bell only exists when one wants to acquire the other. They all have monopolies in the areas they operate.

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