Friday, March 06, 2015

Big incumbent telcos, cablecos should stop the zero sum game, partner with the public sector on open access infrastructure

Steven S. Ross of Broadband Communities magazine opines in the January/February 2015 issue that legacy incumbent telephone and cable companies should abandon their win/lose, zero sum, all or nothing attitudes toward telecommunications infrastructure and partner with the public sector on open access infrastructure:
"A well-built municipal system (or access to public assets in a public/private partnership) should be open to all carriers and to all content and service providers. They would get a chance to sell products and services with vastly higher revenue potential and much greater reliability than they would by nursing ancient infrastructure to drain a few extra years of cash out of hapless, captive customers."

Indeed.

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