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  • Feb 29th, 2012 @ 9:36am

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    Couldn't agree more. The "Saruman's tower" mentality of the telcos is rather poorly suited to digital economic development (outside of their own, of course). As (I believe) Scott Bradner once wrote, the telcos in the '90s were happy to lease him circuits--which he and others used to build the Internet under their very noses. They had NO CLUE what he was doing; just as they have no clue what to do now--other than continue their parasitic ways.

    But of course these are the benefits of monoploy....