The conversation at iLaw yesterday repeatedly came back to the danger of choke points on the Internet. The morning discussion led by Professor Yochai Benkler focused upon the broadband last mile. As Professor Benkler pointed out, given the high infrastructure costs involved in hardwired delivery of broadband to the home/business, the most price efficient way to solve the last mile problem would be to create a "perfectly regulated" monopoly. But since our government has proven a relative failure at creating "perfectly regulated" monopolies, we are left with the alternative method -- price competition. The government has gone to great lengths to promote an alternative to the incumbent RBOC monopoly (with, of course, the RBOCs kick and screaming) and, as a result, we now have a duopoly. The last mile broadband problem is now solved by Cable and DSL, to which Professor Benkler asks "do two pipelines a competitive market make?" The question implies the answer -- no.