Cable Keeps Quiet On Two-Tiered Internet
from the pay-and-pay-again dept
While telcos continue to say that Internet content providers should have to pay for using their pipes to deliver content to individual customers, the country’s other major broadband providers — cable TV companies are keeping quiet. Cable companies and telcos have been slinging mud at each other for some time, so it’s unsurprising to see the cablecos let their rivals take some heat for their unpopular stance, even though some of them have reportedly tried to “price block” VoIP services in the past. Letting the telcos take the heat probably isn’t just the smarter PR move, it’s smarter politically as well. If the cable companies presented a united front on the issue, it might be enough to make the FCC realize that there’s very little effective broadband competition and spur it into action.