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Hi Paul, and others,

Forgive my posting out of the blue, but I just wanted to ask a quick question in response to your great post.

When you say that regulation is a problem in the "last mile" arena, I was wondering if you could be more specific? My understanding of the situation is that regulation has recently been trying to aid competition by requiring the baby bells to open their networks to competitors. Without that, would-be competitors would need to spend billions to build additional networks to every home.

Don't get me wrong, there are essential monopolies in the local space, but I don't think -- unless I'm wrong -- that that's the result of regulation. If anything, the regulation may not be strong enough -- in Pennsylvania, for example, they almost made Verizon split itself in half in order to force it to truly open its networks.

Anyway, just wondering what your take is on that. Thanks,

Chris Rugaber
Specials Producer

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