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Re: [funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)

  • From: Roland Dobbins
  • Date: Wed Mar 14 15:38:00 2007
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On Mar 14, 2007, at 11:22 AM, Bora Akyol wrote:

Unfortunately, neither the telcos nor the cable companies quite get
this. They are stuck to their "channels" and everything is priced in
terms of channels.

To be fair, part of this onus is on the content developers themselves - after all, it's easier to produce something and then have a channel take care of distribution for you, rather than having to figure it out for yourself. And of course, the channels don't want their business going away, either. To top it all off, many SPs want to become the 'channel' for their customers.

Just another example of how network effects tend to lead to disintermediation, which is of course extremely disruptive to traditional distribution models.

Roland Dobbins <[email protected]> // 408.527.6376 voice

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