reply to Hi PlainsNM
Re: No regulation regulation shmegulation...
Cable does not need more government interference. Almost everything the government does it fouls up...not everything, but lots of times.
Besides if they are forced to adhere to all these stupid regulations that will no doubt be written by non-technical nincompoops, it will more than likely mean extra costs will be passed off on us in the form of government surcharges, like your DSL service.
I'd rather have more players in the game and let the market take care of it. The UK deregulated their industry and now they have more options and better competition. Having more competitors will certainly bring services up to par because if it doesn't, people can speak with their wallets. Right now I can tell Comcast I'm leaving and they can call my bluff because they're the only game in town, besides Verizon DSL. I've had Verizon telephone service before and they sucked.
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. " - Thomas Jefferson