The FCC is planning new net neutrality rules. And they could enshrine pay-for-play. - The Washington Post

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at
Sat Apr 26 23:08:40 UTC 2014

On 4/26/2014 3:01 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> On Apr 24, 2014, at 8:38 PM, Larry Sheldon <LarrySheldon at>
> wrote:

>> Monopolies can not persist without regulation.
> This is absolutely false. Regulating monopolies CAN protect
> monopolies, but that’s not always the outcome.
> Monopolies absolutely can persist without regulation. Except in the
> most highly dense population areas, there is not a sufficient market
> to support the deployment of more than one copy of a given media type
> to that population. As a result, there is, in most places, a natural
> monopoly in each media type, whether that’s electrical, water, cable,
> twisted pair, fiber, etc.

Sounds like the market at work, not monopoly power......I've never heard 
the term "monopoly" used where the market contains all the players that 
want to play.

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