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Subject:  Terabeam - Answer to the Last Mile Date:  4/5/2001  12:23 PM
Author:  ghegland Number:  11330 of 26614

Paul

You wrote "The result is the last mile owners (RBOC and Cable) have monopolies. Leaving aside any argument for or against this situation, one impact of regulated monopolies is that it removes the incentive to innovate."
May I suggest a company by the name of Terabeam. They are a company here in Seattle and I feel with their technology they have resolved the "last mile" issue. Very inexpensive and should really have an impact on monopolies. Check them out at www.terabeam.com. They use laser light to pass large amounts of bandwidth between companies.

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Gary
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