Monday, August 18, 2014

Telecomm companies don't walk away rich from faster express lanes

Telecommunications companies done't make the enormous profit margins from "monopoly" that social media and sometimes content companies make, according to Ev Ehrlich in an op-ed on p A15 of the Washington Post Monday, "The Net Neutrality Myth", link here. The online title gives a different flavor, "Internet policy shouldn't pit service providers against content providers".

I think his comment about working for Unysis back in 1989 is interesting.  Microsoft and Intel were making money on everybody else's decisions.  Before it had been IBM.

Remember that the tendency for there to be a few big winners is an outgrowth of the atmosphere in the world after the dot-com bust of 2001.  

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