Operators now have greater freedom to experiment with new business models, charging edge providers of content (such as
Fitch believes benefits are likely in the long term, as the removal of the restrictions could pave the way for innovative products and services while supporting continued broadband network investment. Potential revenues from suppliers of bandwidth- intensive services, such as video, would provide such support, and share some of the costs for broadband services currently falling on consumers and other end users. Many cable and telecom companies will benefit, although Fitch notes that
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