Muni Fiber and Politics

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Mon Jul 21 19:39:12 UTC 2014


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Blake Dunlap" <ikiris at gmail.com>

> My power is pretty much always on, my water is pretty much always on
> and safe, my sewer system works, etc etc...
> 
> Why is layer 1 internet magically different from every other utility?

It's not; Bill simply wasn't assuming L1(/L2) restriction, since not 
doing so better suited his "Corporations Are God; Governments Suck" 
argument.

I will note that in fact, the power wires are usually owned by a 
franchised monopoly, and sometimes the water pipes.  Even so, it's the
Natural Monopoly that's the issue: you don't want to dig up the road
every 15 minutes, especially for players who might fold in the middle.

Cheers,
-- jra
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