Level 3 blames Internet slowdowns on ISPs’ refusal to upgrade networks | Ars Technica

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Thu Mar 20 16:05:22 UTC 2014


On Thursday, March 20, 2014 04:18:59 PM Patrick W. Gilmore 
wrote:

> "The market" can only "work around" things if there is a
> functioning market. Monopolies are not a functioning
> market.

When did we ever have a "functioning market", even in 
markets that are considered "liberalized" :-)?

It is what it is - it's just less bad in some places than 
others.

> There will be a solution - in fact, there is today.
> Doesn't mean it is optimal. In fact, in the presence of
> a monopoly, it is pretty much guaranteed to be
> sub-optimal.

Aye.

Mark.
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