Yup; the Internet is screwed up.

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Sun Jun 12 02:00:30 UTC 2011

> Also remember there are a lot of moves afoot to *make it illegal* for
> cities
> and other municipalities to deploy last-mile fiber, as we discussed a
> couple
> weeks ago.  Who's responsible for most of that?
> Verizon.
> Can you spell FiOS?
> My assertion's been that they need it to save them from 30 years of "cut to
> clear", but someone with some insider knowledge told me once that it at
> least isn't that *everywhere*...
> Cheers,
> -- jra
Well, Time Warner too, F'r instance North Carolina.

See analysis

Not exactly illegal but so many hoops that nobody will jump

I suppose the TW argument is that they need a monopoly to justify investment

Here in NYC, in exchange for a franchise, Verizon had to promise universal
coverage by mid 2014
and there was no exclusive deal.

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