Apples and Oranges?

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, explaining why his company may not cut cable modem prices to match Verizon’s recent DSL price reduction, says, "We don’t think that cable modems and DSL are necessarily comparable."

Funny, when the question is whether cable companies should be required to provide open access or "network neutrality" for their cable modem systems, companies like Comcast point to competition from DSL. They say they have no market power because customers can choose between the two technologies, and telephone companies are required to allow competitors access to their networks.