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Masataka Ohta mohta at necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp
Thu Feb 2 15:21:47 UTC 2023

Mike Hammett wrote:

> I selfishly hope they don't because that's where independent
> operators will succeed. ;-)

Because of natural regional monopoly at physical layer (cabling
cost for a certain region is same between competitors but their
revenues are proportional to their regional market shares), they
can't succeed unless the physical layer is regulated to be
unbundled, which is hard with PON.

But, in US where regional telephone network has been operated
by, unlike Europe/Japan, a private company enjoying natural
regional monopoly, economic situation today should be no worse
than that at that time.

						Masataka Ohta

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