| Tom Hausken|
Optical Networking Research
The author has a point. There is a digital divide in the
The problem is how the point gets twisted along the way. The way the author explains it is like fingernails on a blackboard to me. I've complained in this blog before (here and here) and I can't let this one go too.
For example, the
The author points out that even
Broadband is also portrayed as a monopoly, yet residential users can choose from the wireline provider, cable provider, and even wireless providers. Competition is good, but we've come a long way.
The author says the providers should sell access to their networks to competitors, to reduce prices. But the problem is that everyone wants the high-end customers. There's a reason that underserved neighborhoods are underserved. There's less profit there.
Having worked in telecom policy in
The author is right, we should be striving for broader broadband access.I guess it's just something about how she said it.