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The Telecom Digest for Jan 4, 2015
Volume 34 : Issue 3 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Selfies of another woman appeared after iPhone was stolen (Monty Solomon)
Natural monopolies (Harold Hallikainen)

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Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2015 09:19:31 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Selfies of another woman appeared after iPhone was stolen Message-ID: <67278491-5F3A-46FD-AEE9-D7FB05C5FB13@roscom.com> Who's been taking selfies on my phone? Owner traces mystery woman taking snaps of herself on stolen handset. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2894450/iPhone-owner-s-shock-selfies-woman-appearing-iCloud-handset-stolen.html -or- http://goo.gl/NZehgj
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2015 11:57:43 -0800 From: "Harold Hallikainen" <harold@hallikainen.org> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Natural monopolies Message-ID: <ec0355ddddb73bf038ea9b6014c12893.squirrel@www.hallikainen.org> > Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2015 13:23:42 -0800 (PST) > From: Neal McLain <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> > Once again I ask my long-standing question: Does building two > wireline networks really promote lower retail prices? deletia... > But even if the cost of the second network were the same as the > first network, it should be obvious that the total capital > investment to build two networks would be double the investment to > build one network. > Yet the number of potential subscribers would remain the same, so > each company's potential subscriber base would be reduced. If, for > example, each company got 50% of the subscribers, its total revenue > would be only half of the total. In short, each company's ROI would > be cut in half. Does this indicate that these facilities-based companies (both telco twisted pair and coax-based CATV) are natural monopolies and should be regulated as public utilities? Harold

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