As a former owner of an ISP that provided broadband, it is a very tough market unless you are in a very unique area where the telcos and cable companies don’t want to invest. Even then, it’s hard to compete unless you can achieve sufficient scale. I don’t like where the market is going with more and more centralized control. There wasn’t much point in the anti-monopoly telephone company breakup now that pretty much everything is back to at&t and Verizon now.
I hate this so much. Yeah, sure… the government is totally regulating this market well. It totally promotes and cultivates innovation. TOTALLY.