Comments on: Uncle Walt bends FCC chairman over his knee http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/29/uncle-walt-bends-fcc-chairman-over-his-knee/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Jerry http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/29/uncle-walt-bends-fcc-chairman-over-his-knee/#comment-347548 Fri, 30 May 2008 21:20:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/29/uncle-walt-bends-fcc-chairman-over-his-knee/#comment-347548 Just “[b]ecause it costs a lot more to build out in more rural areas and people who live further apart” doesn’t mean the service in cities and suburbs has too be so inferior. The averaging of costs may seem like a good excuse under a shallow cursory look, but it falls apart with examination.

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By: Tito http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/29/uncle-walt-bends-fcc-chairman-over-his-knee/#comment-347540 Fri, 30 May 2008 11:50:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/29/uncle-walt-bends-fcc-chairman-over-his-knee/#comment-347540 Martin is right.
The geography and the population spread across the US is not favorable for cheap deployments.
Wireless services and more competition would be the way.
Wireless is limited however in terms of bits per second unless one deploys more towers.
Competition is being strangled by the big incumbents.

There is a need for new innovative ideas.

Alternatively bring in chinese, indian or mexican folks from abroad to do the digging and installation of fibers. Deployment costs will go down dramatically and sub fees will go down. But is this what we want?

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By: David http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/29/uncle-walt-bends-fcc-chairman-over-his-knee/#comment-347528 Thu, 29 May 2008 22:11:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/29/uncle-walt-bends-fcc-chairman-over-his-knee/#comment-347528 Bless Uncle Walt for taking that guy to task.

Unfortunately, despite its name, the FCC has no real interest in facilitation of communication in any form. They’re much more interested in being the censorship bureau.

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