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December 2004

Telecoms and cables companies are racing to provide the Single Big Pipe to the home.

I've been predicting in my Economics of Information Goods class for the last couple of years that by 2015 or so, most homes in the U.S. will buy their television, radio, phone service, movies, newspapers, software, and Net access through a single company for a cost, in today's dollars, of about $100/month. It will be a utility and will be as taken-for-granted and unremarkable as electric lights are today.