The growth of municipal broadband networks

Michael Painter tvhawaii at shaka.com
Sun Mar 27 02:35:55 CDT 2011


Owen DeLong wrote:
> On Mar 26, 2011, at 11:36 PM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
> 
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Owen DeLong" <owen at delong.com>
>> 
>>> 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.
> 
> Owen

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