Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Why government intervention in broadband is wrong

Broadband must be left to the market, argues Jan Dawson of Ovum.
18 Dec 2002
Saturday 01 January 05

For some reason, those clamouring fo

For some reason, those clamouring for government intervention in broadband seem to keep quoting American politicians from the 1930s and 1940s. I can't for the life of me understand why. I've heard the very clever 'a broadband in every pot' quoted several times. This appears slightly less clever when you think about the fact that the original - 'a chicken in every pot' - was coined by Herbert Hoover in an election campaign which resulted a few months later in the Great Depression…

For some reason, those clamouring for government intervention in broadband seem to keep quoting American politicians from the 1930s and 1940s. I can't for the life of me understand why. I've heard the very clever 'a broadband in every pot' quoted several times. This appears slightly less clever when you think about the fact that the original - 'a chicken in every pot' - was coined by Herbert Hoover in an election campaign which resulted a few months later in the Great Depression…

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