As I was getting my morning shot of Cuban rocket fuel (a.k.a., coffee) here in Miami today, I stumbled upon this view – an AT&T broadband truck putting in new conduit and fiber facilities across from the coffee shop.
Some tech Eeyores would have you believe this isn’t happening. That telecommunications companies like AT&T have just rolled over and have stopped competing because cable broadband has “won” the broadband wars.
In the zip code where I got my coffee, FCC statistics show that there are 9 providers of broadband (including satellite, shown below):
Where I’m staying (about 3 miles from the coffee shop), there are 7 (shown below):
In each of these areas, AT&T and Verizon compete head-to-head with others, including (where I’m staying) the “dominant” cable provider, Comcast.
If this is cable “winning” the broadband wars, bring it on!