Duopolies do have competition and does transfer welfare to the consumer. Look, the number efficient of players in a market is determined largely by returns to scale. The one thing the government can do to help a market have more competition and reach an efficient state is lower the fixed cost associated with regulations.
Yup. This is the major problem. The process needs to be improved for fiber companies too. The reason why google had cities bid to bring google fiber to their town was because the regulatory cost would have been too high to make it worth it to them. Local government shouldn't be allowed to impose such burdens on infrastructure companies.
I supported the FCC’s action yesterday.
I don’t like monopolies, but I dislike duopolies more because it’s the illusion of competition.
I support policies that ensure and encourage vibrant competition between multiple market participants.
When physical threats and intimidation are involved, that undermines any legitimacy to one’s position in my opinion.
There is a ton of backhaul competition. And even if there weren't it isnt as if a monopoly or duopoly can charge whatever they want. They are profit maximizing firms. You guys are freaking out over nothing. It would be quit amuzing to watch the melt down of the net neutral crowd if there werent bomb threats and threatening of children involved.