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The whole situation is fascinating.

bandwidth bandwidth bandwidth

The carriers don't want to give up any more control than they have to.

Is the solution for Google, Microsoft, and Apple to become carriers?

Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T are too expensive but Google, Microsoft, or Apple could afford T-Mobile and/or Sprint (worth roughly $17b and $10b, respectively).

That could get real interesting real fast.

complete merge of owning that packet, from start to finish...

Since we're on the subject, what ever happened to Google's dark fiber project?

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