Internet vs. Telephone company vs. cable company

Wayne Bouchard web at
Wed Jan 1 01:24:33 UTC 1997

> I've wondered if the recent advent of cable modems could change our entire
> Internet/telecommunications strategy.  Provided that the cable network
> becomes widely available, more internet users would shift from using
> telephone lines for access to cable lines.  Couple that with the use of
> the internet phone, and the phone line would only be necessary for
> communicating with non-internauts.  I can see a number of ramifications
> for this - companies making money from long distance usage would be rather
> upset - and backbone providers would have to upgrade existing circuits to
> handle the increase in traffic. Anyone have thoughts/comments in regard to
> this as well?

"Yeah, sure.. we can give you high bandwidth to your home. Oh, and did
I forget to mention that you get to share it with 10,000 of your
closest friends?"

Cable modems don't impress me..


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