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Beware of Comcast's Growing Power

Dec 22, 2009, 17:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ron Miller)

"Unlike the phone companies, which years ago were forced to share their copper wires with competitors who offer cheaper service, the US Supreme Court ruled years ago that cable companies did not share the same obligation; which is a puzzling decision when you think about it. If phone companies have to share their wires, why don't the cable providers? In fact, when that decision was made back in 2005, most cable companies didn't offer phone service. They now do, yet they are still not required by regulators to behave in the same fashion as the phone companies. The only difference here mind you is the type of wire."

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