The governor of California, some guy named Schwarzenheimer, has an idea for broadband in his state: let the free market decide. His plan is to pressure the utilities commission to place less restrictions on broadband operators, letting them duke it out, thus reducing prices.
While this sounds nice in practice, it does nothing to alleviate the local monopolies cable TV companies have in certain areas, and gives them an unfair advantage over telecoms.
Hopefully the FCC will restructure cable TV rules quckly. It’s been dragging its collective feet, and broadband access is quickly turning into a hot button that can’t be ignored.
Schwarzenegger: Free market best solution for broadband [news dot com]