With the FCC poised to introduce new rules regarding the classification of the Internet from an ‘information service’ to one more closely resembling wireless carriers, many companies are going to be forced to change the way that they do business. Adopting new standards of practices are going to place pressure on the larger providers who have long enjoyed a near monopoly within the industry. Even so, Time Warner – http://www.cable-tv.com/time-warner-cable/ – is still one of the most reliable cable providers that any consumers could hope to ask for. With a great selection of packages to choose from and very reasonable prices, they’re set to provide a standard to future competition.
Despite their unwillingness to ope their arms to competition, this is a truth of fact that they are going to have to learn to adapt to the presence of competition and hopefully capitalize on it in some manner. Several providers are already in a position where they will be able to allow the competition to utilize the cables they’ve already laid. They could easily turn a reasonable profit by renting out these lines which will give the consumer more competition to choose from while easing the pressure off the price many residents currently pay.
It’s looking good but there will no doubt be a great deal of work ahead. We’re going to have to work together with opponents and supporters of Net Neutrality but we have to do everything that we can to protect the open nature of the web. It’s the one thing that will help continue the radical social and technological progresses that have been made in the past 20 years and without a fair, uncensored web we’re going to lose more than we can imagine. Our very economy is nearly entirely dependent upon the web being in the state that it currently exists as.