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[Fwd: Re: HR 1542 [OT, anti-BS attempt, US]]
From: Steve Sobol <sjsobol () NorthShoreTechnologies net>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2001 12:59:01 -0400


woops, this was supposed to go to the list.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Steve Sobol <sjsobol () NorthShoreTechnologies net>
Subject: Re: HR 1542 [OT, anti-BS attempt, US]
To: Miles Fidelman <mfidelman () civicnet org>
CC: sjsobol () NorthShoreTechnologies net



Miles Fidelman wrote:

Except that most of today's cable systems were built while municipalities
could, and did, grant exclusive franchises. Overbuilding an incumbant
cable operator is as expensive and risky as becoming a CLEC - probably the
reason that neither CLECs nor cable overbuilders are showing much
commercial success.

Before being subsumed by SBC and forced to divest Americast, their
cable-TV service, Ameritech did it.

They reached a grand total of two Cleveland suburbs with the service.
Maybe three.

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