Own Your Internet Connection

Monday, July 12, 2010 at 02:24 PM

What if you could own your internet connection? It may sound strange, and it's certainly not what we're used to. Today we have a "carrier-centered" model; phone and cable companies spend billions to build, operate, and own the "last-mile" connection — the copper, cable, or fiber wires that come into your house. Individual consumers then pay for particular services, like phone service or Internet access. In turn, we tend to think about broadband deployment in carrier-centric ways.