Deja Vu [Was: Re: So why don't US citizens get this?]

Paul Ferguson fergdawg at netzero.net
Sat Jul 26 23:58:37 CDT 2008


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- -- Joe Greco <jgreco at ns.sol.net> wrote:

>The telcos might disagree...  it's a free market...  they're free to
>market whatever they want.

And they do. Rightfully so, I suppose.

I think the issue that was being discussed -- which I shouldn't
probably compel -- is the fact that questionable decisions have
been in the U.S. regulatory process which favor monopoly interests.

Free markets have a tendency to become "un-free" when monopolistic
positioning becomes entrenched -- and even preferred by government
bureaucrats.

But allow to me apologize now for my non-technical response,
although I feel compelled myself to point out the obvious. We just
don't have the competitive choices we should, as consumers.

What is old, seems to be new again, unfortunately.

$.02,

- - ferg

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"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
 Engineering Architecture for the Internet
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