Chizzang wrote:Col Hogan wrote:But what happened that made it necessary...I am of the opinion that the public does not know much if anything about the internet and ISPs and the support came from those who wanted more regulations wailing that the sky could fall if the internet wasn’t regulated...
My background comes from a Communications degree studying the early creation of cable TV and the excess regulation given to local governments that stifled the growth of numerous providers and eventually led to the few huge providers we see today...
That entire statement is basically (at it's core) untrue
Cable companies in the mid 90s ran roughshod over their competitors by controlling legislation
They almost put Direct TV and Satellite out of business
I'll explain it in great detail if you're willing to read it
This is one area where I know exactly how we got to where we are today
I worked in the Broadband industry during it's consolidation and tax payer funded build out
Yes, please explain. I only worked in the satellite TV business for years. Direct and Dish were blowing up at the time. So much so that Comcast, Time Warner, and a couple others started Primestar. No doubt there was a war between cable and satellite...I was on the front lines, but in no way was DirectTV or Dish Network in any danger of being put out of business.