Overbuilders' Problem: Slim Returns

Farrell, Mike
June 2007
Multichannel News;6/11/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 24, p52
The article reports on the results of a study on the competitive threat of telecommunication companies, overbuilders and new technologies like wireless fidelity to cable television monopoly in the U.S. Cable analyst Craig Moffett found that while marginal returns for cable companies are strong, the total returns on assets are paltry.


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