monopoly

Brough’s take on 100 years of monopoly phone service

Today is the 100th anniversary of the Kingsbury Commitment which effectively established AT&T, a.k.a. The Bell System, as a government sanctioned monopoly. It was on December 19, 1913 that AT&T agreed to an out-of-court settlement of a US Government’s anti-trust challenge. In return for the government agreeing not to pursue its case, AT&T agreed to sell its controlling […]

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RadioBoston: Low-Speed, High-Priced Broadband

Great interview on RadioBoston with Susan Crawford who discusses how a handful of American cable companies have a stranglehold on high-speed internet service. That monopoly leads to slower speeds, higher prices, and less competition.   http://radioboston.wbur.org/2013/01/29/broadband This discussion is one of the many reasons why netBlazr came into existence.  In our own way, we are making a

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