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  • muellerfund muellerfund Jul 6, 2003 8:23 PM Flag

    Cable/Telephone Co's

    Read an interesting article. Mentioned how vulnerable web based businesses are to the Cable Co.'s and Telephone Co.'s that provide internet service. You see, the internet co.'s depend on using the property of Cable/Telephone Co.'s to get their businesses to the customer. In time, the cable/telephone co.'s will be able to hold the web based co.'s hostage if they want to. It would be unlikely for them to completely eliminate a web based company from using their property, but they will probably start demanding some pretty large "rent" from these web based co.'s that are so dependent on their property. The free ride won't last. .

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