[e2e] Re: Cannara's views - ATM

David P. Reed dpreed at reed.com
Tue Apr 17 13:09:23 PDT 2001

At 02:55 PM 4/17/01 -0400, John Day wrote:
 > But in their defense we are not providing the big ideas to go forward.

There's a "we" who have some big ideas - I know quite a few of them.  But 
the access companies who are selling "crippled Internet" -browser-only 
access to one full-bore personal computer per home (cable companies and DSL 
ISPs) are stifling the experimentation and roll-out of the applications, 
devices, and services that might otherwise be deployed.

Because they want to "own" all high margin services, but are unwilling to 
take risks on R&D and pilots that have market risk, the operators are 
holding innovation hostage by blocking access for more risk-seeking 
entrepreneurs.   If they won't do the R&D or try entrepreneurial market 
experiments, why should state and federal regulators continue to give them 
special deals to lock out competitors?

- David
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