Some truth about Comcast - WikiLeaks style

Richard A Steenbergen ras at
Sun Dec 19 20:25:54 CST 2010

On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 06:12:02PM -0800, JC Dill wrote:
> And if a competing water service thought they could do better than the 
> incumbent, why not let them put in a competing water project?  If they 
> think they can make money after the cost of the infrastructure, then 
> they may be onto something.  We don't have to worry that too many 
> would join in, the laws of diminishing returns would make it 
> unprofitable for the nth company to build out the infrastructure to 
> enter the market.

The laws of diminishing returns have already set the bar for the point 
at which it's not profitable for a new company to enter the market and 
try to compete. Right now the number is roughly 2, cable and dsl, give 
or take a few outliers. I do believe the point would be to encourage a 
little more competition than that. :)

Richard A Steenbergen <ras at>
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