The growth of municipal broadband networks

Owen DeLong owen at
Sun Mar 27 02:14:25 CDT 2011

On Mar 26, 2011, at 11:36 PM, Jay Ashworth wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Owen DeLong" <owen at>
>> As such, I'm sure that such a move would be vocally opposed by
>> the current owners of the LMI who enjoy leveraging it to extort
>> monopolistic pricing from substandard services.
> As I noted, yes, that's Verizontal, and they have apparently succeeded
> in lobbying to have it made *illegal* in several states.  I don't have
> citations to hand, but there are a couple sites that track muni fiber;
> I can find some.
> Cheers,
> -- jra

Laws can be changed if we can get enough momentum behind
doing the right thing.


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