5 thoughts on “The Politics of Wireless Philadelphia”

  1. Time Warner Cable generally provides unbundled cable broadband in their areas. However, they also provide bundled discounts– get cable TV and broadband, save $10/month on the package. (It’s similar for combinations that include their VOIP phone service.)

  2. John, unfortunately we don’t have that option in san francisco. i hope the incumbents get their act together, and figure out that many of us would rather have more bandwidth than bad television shows.

  3. In Holland we try to deploy municipal fiber in some cities and I can say: incuments’ tactics are not bounded to borders… It’s allways amusing to hear cableheads talking about the future potential of coax (“Wait until we have Docsis 2.0, it will fulfill all our needs! Really!”)and ignoring the future symmetrical capacity needed by customers.
    Very short-sighted and to make things worse: our national government just is too affraid to support us. Those sissies are scared by the European Committee (which makes supra-national European legislation). That is really a pity and a potential risk for innovation in the long run. One of the main reasons for me (including alot of collegues) is to realize “open networks”, for every contentprovider, for all endusers. Municipal broadband networks, wireless or wirebound, It’s a way of thinking. I think it has a prosperous future.

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