Newsweek Luddite decries use of cell phones

Newsweek Luddite decries use of cell phones

Summary: Columnist Robert...

TOPICS: Tech Industry

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Topic: Tech Industry

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  • It's no secret...

    That the Telecoms go after business and the wealthy first. That's where the money is.

    The Congressman is right.
  • hello - because they can pay...

    Despite being a regulated carrier, SBC is a public corporation that has to make money. Where does Markey think the money is going to come from to pay for building out the network to the poorer areas?

    Regulations already (theoretically) make the "rich" customers pay for the poorer ones, and all the CLECs primarily target the "rich" business customers to take away from the incumbents.

    It seems that Comrade - er, Congressman - Markey doesn't understand that a public company should be - and is, so far - free to offer its services (the unregulated ones at least, which this is) first to those more likely to be able to, ummm... PAY for them...
  • Apples and Oranges

    Congressman, refresh my memory on the last benefit dinner (i.e. fundraiser) that all your constituents were equally represented? Leading by example, and, a beginner's course in economics, might serve you well.
    Dr. Mister