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Special access facts show more not less competition
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2009-07-16 12:08
Pat Brogan of USTelecom and Evan Leo of Kellog Huber have produced an outstanding new report on special access that is the single best and most up-to-date survey and analysis of publicly available information on the status of competition in the special access market.
Most interestingly, this report shows that the only market failure here is the failure of some expediency-driven resale competitors to recognize the obvious competitive opportunity for investing in their own broadband facilities or investing in new broadband facilities with other similarly situated business partners.
The No Choke Points Coalition has some explaining to do about why so many other competitors are able to compete and seize the competitive opportunity of providing next generation broadband facilities without special Government price breaks -- and why they can't or won't.
In a word, competitors should seize the opportunity in the marketplace and not opportunistically seize upon the regulatory process for an unwarranted special advantage.
One more thing... my previous posts on special access: