5 thoughts on “The Death of Competition”

  1. i would imagine that this will end up back in the suprem court anyway, this is the nail in the coffin for a company like ztel, now they have nohting, evaported, they are at the mercy of the bells, so when they sue, where is going to go? i would be selling shares in ztel right now if i had any……

  2. a little hard on the fcc, i think the supreme court and the white house understant that it really is pointless, considering that voip is the real threat

  3. After reading your post, I’ll only share this tidbit if you promise not to vapor-lock on me.

    Verizon is paying the “nominal” fee of $3m to sponsor the Republican convention in NYC. It seems that convention sponsorships are a legal loophole that allows both parties to collect large donations, cough, cough.


  4. hey guys thanks for the comments. well i agree voip is the competiton but right now UNE-P is going to be only competition. it will a while before VoIP actually becomes the dot bomb!

  5. Ok – I know this is going to get a lot of flames, but I wanted to present a counter-argument to Om: I agree that there will be less competition in the short term – but it really wasn’t competition – it was more like allowing Wendy’s to make burgers inside a McDonald’s on their stove. Short term it will hurt the consumer’s choice, but longer term, it will encourage Bells to invest in infrastructure (regardless of whether or not this is a good, sound investment). What’s the incentive for anyone to upgrade their infrastructure if they have to then give it out to the competition? The reality, from my point of view, is that real competition is only beginning now – and it will be in the form of cable and wireless. Looking at the drops in landlines, this seems to happening quite quickly. But to your point Om – it’s definitely longer term. Am I surprised that both are using cash to buy the party that will back their point of view? Hardly! Comments welcome – rip that argument up!

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