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Say goodbye to Speakeasy

Anthony Gabrielson wrote:

> they don't.  Although this decision does hurt smaller companies it will 
> help convergence and the customer in the long run.  I think in the end 
> there will be one of two options available per home one bill to the 
> power company and another bill to another company for the other three or 
> just one bill to the power company.  The result in the long run, in my 
> opinion, is better for the consumer as we will have more options for all 
> of the services we would like.

How does taking away options, and making it so only utility companies can be 
ISPs, give us more options?

I very much doubt this will benefit the consumer.  The only good ISPs are 
ISPs first, not utilities that also offer ISP.  I would fight long and hard 
before having to rely on my power or phone company for all seven network layers.

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