Bruce Kushnick's new book points out that while Ed Whiteacre, Ivan and Bill Smith complain about not getting enough of the pie with DSL, they forget that we paid them $200B, yes, $200 BILLION, for a 45MB fiber optic network already. Every rate hike for the last 10 years was based on rolling out FTTx - going back to 1996!!! Buy the book. It's just $20, it's a comprehensive story, and Bruce has been fighting for you for 10 years. Muniwireless has a review. TechDirt has a blurb. Isenberg wrote about it. Book synopsis here.