Thursday, June 21, 2007

More telco baloney courtesy of Qwest

Telco Qwest is having a fit over local Colorado governments that want it to tell them where and when it plans to build upgraded broadband infrastructure to enable it to offer Internet Protocol TV.

The Denver-based telco complains that doing so is divulging trade secrets and would tip off competing cable companies of its plans.

Baloney! Markets are made by what is actually offered, not what is planned. The real issue is all about buildout. All too often, the telco/cable duopoly wants to put in place incomplete systems that leave entire neighborhoods without access to advanced broadband services. Local governments are right to demand providers serve all of their residents and not leave gaping broadband black holes.

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