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This is pretty astounding.  I wonder ... which happens first, nationalization of the 5G wireless network or Mexico pays for the border wall?

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-administration-mulls-nationalizing-5g-wireless-network-reports-2018-01-28

 

The idea is to make a secure network 'so the Chinese can't listen to your calls'.  What are the chances that the NSA has a back door to the entire thing?  OK that's my conspiracy theory for the evening.

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Maybe the telecom companies didn't contribute enough to Trump's election campaign?  No way they will allow this to happen.

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Forgive me, but is it "root" or "route" yourself to the ground? I could make sense of both versions...

 

We once moved to Canada for a few years. Of course I needed a local cell phone contract and went to a store. They were presenting the "latest, greatest" Nokia phone next to the latest Blackberry model. 

 

At that time Nokia was still world market leader and the iPhone had not been introduce yet. So I made a comment to the dealer saying that his so-called latest Nokia model is a model that had actually been released over two years ago in Europe and elsewhere and in fact he would not show any of the new models at all. The guy kept on insisting this was the latest trick.

 

Obviously somebody was trying to protect Motorola. When we left Canada iPhone had taken over. Back at that time I would have never expected the U.S. to become a little like Canada (Autsch!). But now they are putting huge import taxes on washing machines and try to build national wireless networks and national everything...

 

In the short run this strategy will bring the jobs back but it will also leave people with old technologies unless they are domestically available (such as Apple and some others) - some aren't. 

 

Anyway, I like the test and it will be interesting to observe what is going to happen...

 

Chris

 

 

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he's against such a move. "I oppose any proposal for the federal government to build and operate a nationwide 5G network. The main lesson to draw from the wireless sector's development over the past three decades -- including American leadership in 4G -- is that the market, not government, is best positioned to drive innovation and investment."

 

Wow, good.  This is the same guy who just killed net neutrality.

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8 hours ago, rickca said:

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he's against such a move. "I oppose any proposal for the federal government to build and operate a nationwide 5G network. The main lesson to draw from the wireless sector's development over the past three decades -- including American leadership in 4G -- is that the market, not government, is best positioned to drive innovation and investment."

 

Wow, good.  This is the same guy who just killed net neutrality.

 

Of course I am shocked he would say that.  /sarcasm

 

A nationalized 5G network system would be the big telecoms worst nightmare.

No electron left behind...

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It is not my country, but in mine (a very small one) the production and distribution of electric energy, water production and distribution, fossil fuel distribution is state-owned. Until recently the banks were state-owned, now there are private ones, but the deposits and savings in the state-owned ones are guaranteed by law. Cell phone was recently opened to private companies, but for many years it was only the state.

 

We are neither socialists nor communist.

 

Roch

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