by Mike Masnick
Tue, Feb 19th 2008 6:56am
As the net neutrality debate is back in the headlines again, it's worth reminding everyone that this wouldn't even be a debate at all if there were real competition in the broadband market. Unfortunately, the FCC has chosen to use bogus numbers to determine if there's broadband competition, which allow them to claim that there's competition even if many people only have access to a single provider. Thankfully, it appears that Europe is going down a different path. It appears that European regulators have decided that it's not a competitive market unless there are at least four providers in the space. With less than that, regulations come into play to require line sharing (something the FCC did away with in the US), creating a more competitive environment.
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