Muni Fiber and Politics
jason.iannone at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 17:29:08 UTC 2014
Seems like as good at time as any for Netflix to go distributed peer to peer.
On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 11:13 AM, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> Is anyone else cynical enough to say FiOS going symmetrical is an attempt to
> blunt the pro-NetFlix argument on that point?
> - jra
> On July 21, 2014 12:46:27 PM EDT, Jason Iannone <jason.iannone at gmail.com>
>> There was a muni case in my neck of the woods a couple of years ago.
>> Comcast spent an order of magnitude more than the municipality but
>> still lost.
>> Anyway, follow the money. "Blackburn’s largest career donors are ..
>> PACs affiliated with AT&T ... ($66,750) and Comcast ... ($36,600). ...
>> Blackburn has also taken $56,000 from the National Cable &
>> Telecommunications Association."
>> In other news, FIOS has gone symmetrical.
>> On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 8:20 AM, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
>>> Over the last decade, 19 states have made it illegal for municipalities
>>> to own fiber networks -- encouraged largely, I am told, by Verizon and
>>> other cable companies/MSOs.
>>> Verizon, of course, isn't doing any new FiOS deployments, per a 2010
>>> press release.
>>> FCC Chair Tom Wheeler has been making noises lately that he wants the
>>> to preempt the field on this topic, making such deployments legal.
>>> Congressional Republicans think that's a bad idea:
>>> [ and here's the backgrounder on the amendment:
>>> While I generally try to avoid bringing up topics on NANOG that are
>>> this one seems to be directly in our wheelhouse, and unavoidably
>>> My apologies in advance; let's all try to be grownups, shall we?
>>> -- jra
>>> Jay R. Ashworth
>>> jra at baylink.com
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