Read it all. Unless you have lived inside old telecom like David (and I, to a lesser extent) you might think that his views are alarmist, but they are not. The AT&T monopoly is now almost reconstructed, but without the regulatory constraints of the old Bell System.
Incidentally, Apple's exclusive deal with AT&T/Cingular for iPhone service is a bad mistake. Would they have made an exclusive deal with an ISP for Mac Internet service?