[time-nuts] Lightsquared goes Global...
sar10538 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 09:56:42 UTC 2011
And when do you think the old age of the robber barons ended?
On 1 July 2011 18:05, Don Latham <djl at montana.com> wrote:
> IMHO, it's the new age of the robber barons. Paying for content is one
> thing, paying a government granted monopoly for use of the transmission
> medium is another. There is no effective competition if the bandwidth
> is sold to the highest bidder, locking out competition. Comparable to
> the great land giveaways to implement the transcontinental railways.
> David I. Emery
>> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 03:29:49PM -0700, J. Forster wrote:
>>> If over-the-air TV were abolished, that would leave all broadcast
>>> media in
>>> the hands of Comcast and Verizon and their $100+ charges.
>> Broadcast TV will never go away... far too important to the
>> political class as a place for political ads and local news about the
>> local congresscritters.
>> But you forget satellite DTH TV.... Dish and DirecTV have tens
>> of millions of subs now... it's not just Verizon and Comcast.
>>> It amounts to a communication tax on the entire population.
>> Pay cable content seems to be succeeding in the marketplace
>> despite its higher price to consumers... and the continuing presence of
>> "free" broadcast TV.
>> And more and more of the quality content is there and only there
>> (and on the Internet for pay too).
>> Dave Emery N1PRE/AE, die at dieconsulting.com DIE Consulting, Weston,
>> Mass 02493
>> "An empty zombie mind with a forlorn barely readable weatherbeaten
>> 'For Rent' sign still vainly flapping outside on the weed encrusted pole
>> - in
>> celebration of what could have been, but wasn't and is not to be now
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