What's In A Pipe?
When the telephone was first invented and marketed, the people behind this "new" technology saw it as another way of getting content to people. It was seen to be a wired form of media, like radio, having the ability to deliver, weather, news, music, stock quotes and entertainment. Sure some of these telephone services are around today, but they are hardly the reason why the majority uses the humble fixed line phone. The explosion of the telephone came from point-to-point usage, a way to facilitate communication between individuals and essentially it remains true to this today.
So why do Telco's continue to push down the content path with the lessons of the past so clearly written on the wall?