Well, Cox Communications just spent whatever they had to spend to run cable to my office complex. They had to go underground and run extra cable because one of the unit owners is an asshole and didn't want them within 10' of his unit. I don't know what it cost them but it couldn't have been cheap and they now have a whole TWO additional customers. Somewhere in that mix there must have been a good reason to lay out the capital to run that wire and I suspect that competition with the DSL provider was a big part of that equation.
"The law is reason, free from passion."