[kwlug-disc] UBB CRTC decision to be reviewed ...

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Wed Feb 2 09:40:39 EST 2011


L.D. Paniak writes:
 > On the other hand, let them stay in the 90s.  That will make it easier
 > for those who follow to succeed.

But the problem is that the incumbents (Bell, Rogers, et al.) get 
special privileges for rights-of-way and federal funding to bring 
broadband to outlying communities.  Maybe they get exclusive access to 
content from Big Media as well (but don't get me started on the conflict 
of being a content provider AND Internet access provider AND 
infrastructure owner).

As long as the incumbents get special privileges any newcomers are 
locked out of the market, both financially and legally.


--Bob.

"We are the ISPs of Bogers.  Prepare to be... Never mind, already done."




On 11-02-02 07:36 AM, L.D. Paniak wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-02-01 at 22:29 -0500, unsolicited at swiz.ca wrote:
>> On Tue, 01 Feb 2011 21:30:22 -0500, "L.D. Paniak"
>> <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>  wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2011-02-01 at 20:18 -0500, unsolicited at swiz.ca wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 1 Feb 2011 19:36:26 -0500, Chris Frey<cdfrey at foursquare.net>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> ... Bandwidth is not some
>>>>> scarce resource
>>>>
>>>> But bandwidth is a scarce commodity, that is the root of all of this.
>>>
>>> -Save the bits!  They are an endangered species!-
>>>
>
>>
>> So, you've made my point, thank you.
>>
>> There is a point at which demand exceeds capacity. We might not be there
>> today.
>>
>> There is and will be a cost to retrofit from the mid-90's technology to
>> 21st century technology.
>>
>> And it ain't going to be cheap.
>>
>
> For 16 Billion Loonies I can build you a really great network- from
> scratch.  This isn't about the scarcity of investment capital.  It is
> about a very odd business plan: run away from the future.  I thought
> businesses were supposed to identify and capitalize (literally) on
> opportunities. Yes, that may cost money.  If the CEO/COO/? of Bell
> cannot handle a task of that magnitude, maybe the shareholders should
> find someone who can.
>
> On the other hand, let them stay in the 90s.  That will make it easier
> for those who follow to succeed.
>
>
>
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