Many did, and TWC *did* provide a cable monopoly for many areas for many years.Even then, why keep thinking that Time Warner is and ever only was a cable provider? Does everyone else really not know that they the Warner in Time Warner was Warner Brothers at the very least?
Many did what?Many did, and TWC *did* provide a cable monopoly for many areas for many years.
Ma Bell was a government enforced monopoly, which is something else people forget. It was actually illegal to compete with them, the excuse government uses and did use at the time was that economies of scale were actually better for people and prices. After that was stopped and competition was allowed in the market again, prices plummeted and they had hundreds of competitors across the country.Because what could possibly go wrong? There have never, ever been any issues with AT&T getting too big in the past. Nope, not ever. Well except for that one time, but it was so long ago that no one even remembers it...
Something about failing to learn from history and all that.