Given that they named their next [infinity] OSs after California rebel shit coupled with the "Designed in Cali" ad campaign, I doubt they'd seriously consider a departure. This is typical municipality shake-down.
Domesticated partners? Reckon some municipalities will have to update ordinances with the times. Only livestock allowed in my city limits consist of chickens and roosters. Perhaps individuals will apply for a license at Parks and Wildlife? Department of Interior?For clarification - I am not the one agreeing that Human:Human is a valid parallel with Human:[insert four-legged creature here].Sincerely,Devil B. Advocate
I read a while back that they spun off their cable TV and Internet business. Ill try to find a cite.Edit: found this http://ir.timewarner.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=70972&p=irol-twcseparationI think content and delivery are separate now.
Because the obstacle to providing more competition in existing markets is trenching cable to each home.Because LTE will be 500Mbps per band.Because nothing says the home media gateway won't be an LTE endpoint.Because multicast IPv6 over a wireless packet network is a great way to prevent millions of independant and buffered streams of the same content.Because LTE is an efficient and less expensive means to provide service to rural areas.People clamoring for wifi...
Cable companies pay the local franchise authority (FCC Language) a negotiated franchise fee and up to 5% of gross revenues. (Again, in the U.S since that's where I live). Local municipalities get their cut.