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Mark Cooper Quotes

Telecommunications has now gone from a regulated monopoly to an unregulated duopoly with just two major players. Consumers know that is not enough competition to lower their prices and drive innovation.
Mark Cooper
#Consumers

Nathan could have scored five goals in the second-half alone. Nathan has a lot of potential but he discovered the hardest part of the game is putting the ball in the net.
Mark Cooper
#Goals

We don't see how that can help competition, and ultimately we think it results in the restriction in the program that gets to the public and higher prices.
Mark Cooper
#Competition

They have failed to expand capacity to discipline price.
Mark Cooper
#Discipline

The simple fact of the matter is that competition is good for consumers.
Mark Cooper
#Competition

I firmly believe people are overpaying for local telephone service by $8 billion to $15 billion.
Mark Cooper
#People

There is no market to discipline the pricing in this industry. What you need to spend the next 18 months doing while you still have the authority is to establish the structural conditions that would let market forces be created,
Mark Cooper
#Discipline

When you say programming costs have gone up, what you are saying is a vertically integrated cable company has decided to shift the profits from the left pocket to the right pocket,
Mark Cooper
#Company

Competition in cable is in a very bad state, ... Why would AT&T do anything differently?
Mark Cooper
#Competition

If you were a business, you'd find people who would offer you service, ... if you look nationwide, there's virtually none anyplace.
Mark Cooper
#Business

This is the end of traditional head-to-head competition.
Mark Cooper
#Competition

We're losing serious competitors for the residential consumer and the business market.
Mark Cooper
#Business

It is critical for people to organize and react against the abuse of market power. This is a political reaction, as clear evidence that the economic market is not working. Whenever you have to discipline an economic power, it's a demonstration of the failure of market forces.
Mark Cooper
#Abuse

I have no doubt the number has grown,
Mark Cooper
#Doubt

failure to agree to meaningful protections against pricing abuse means competitors can be squeezed out of the market and consumers face price increases.
Mark Cooper
#Abuse

While I understand that everyone would love to punish the oil companies, I want to solve the problem.
Mark Cooper
#Love

In a competitive industry, people would have competed away the excess profits.
Mark Cooper
#Excess

We think it's awful. The Bells -- they are entrenched monopolists. Now that they face a little competition, they will do anything to kill it.
Mark Cooper
#Competition

The Bells want to capture rent on innovation.
Mark Cooper
#Innovation

If Nathan keeps playing to that level he can look forward to a very bright future in the game. He is already a real handful.
Mark Cooper
#Future

It's more of the same, and the same is an ever-tightening oligopoly at the heart of the cable TV broadband Internet industry,
Mark Cooper
#Heart

It's more of the same, and the same is an ever-tightening oligopoly at the heart of the cable TV broadband Internet industry.
Mark Cooper
#Heart

One wonders whether the government showed up with a court order or an opinion letter from the attorney general. The Bells should at the very least inquire about the law that governs their situation. I hope a conversation ensued after the government made the request.
Mark Cooper
#Government

We conceded two goals from set-pieces because people were not doing their jobs. We are down at the bottom and have to get on with it.
Mark Cooper
#Goals

It will kill competition, and it will also kill the incentive to innovate. Essentially, what these phone companies will do is start to pick and choose who wins in this market.
Mark Cooper
#Competition

One's true character shows through when you're faced with adversity, and our kids were force fed some this week, but responded like champions tonight. If we want to make a run at the NCIC, we know we've got to run the table because you can't expect Rock Falls to lose more than one game, so tonight we took that first step.
Mark Cooper
#Adversity

I have got to know Paul over the past year or two from trying to pinch his players on loan.
Mark Cooper
#Past

Broadband was one of the few remaining opportunities for competition in telephone service. Now that door has been closed. If Justice now approves this merger, it slams yet another door.
Mark Cooper
#Competition

The fiction that a lot of competition will protect the public is dead.
Mark Cooper
#Competition

There are two sets of people who clearly made a lot of money last year ? the producers and traders as the price escalated.
Mark Cooper
#Money