> When a company is so successful that it can "get it" and "do it" for less...
> when a company offers something over an infrastructure that is so expensive
> and offering a product/service on a huge, national scale is the bar that has
> been set... That company will be so incredibly entrenched that it will never
> be rooted out by a startup. Ever.
Ever is too broad a statement. In the 1800's Fulton obtained a monopoly from NY State to run steamboats from NYC to Albany up the Hudson River. Vanderbilt not only had the monopoly overturned in court, but set up a competing company which brought down cost of passage which Fulton started at $10 (VERY expensive in those days) to ZERO. Vanderbilt found that he could make enough money on food and accommodations to pay for the passage.
The anti-monopoly company won by providing a better service for less.