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The Telecom Digest for Jan 4, 2015
|If we see that Germany is winning we ought to help Russia and if Russia is winning we ought to help Germany, and that way let them kill as many as possible, although I don't want to see Hitler victorious under any circumstances. Neither of them thinks anything of their pledged word. - Harry S. Truman|
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|Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2015 09:19:31 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. 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" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Natural monopolies Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2015 13:23:42 -0800 (PST) > From: Neal McLain <email@example.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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