Muni Fiber and Politics

Jay Ashworth jra at
Mon Jul 21 21:36:13 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Owen DeLong" <owen at>

> Whoever installs fiber first and gets any significant fraction of
> subscribers in any
> but the densest of population centers is a competition killer, _IF_
> you let them
> parlay that physical infrastructure into an anti-competitive
> environment for higher layer services.

As I noted in a long thread last year, I think that providing noncompetitive
L2 aggregation as well -- on the same type of terms -- is productive in
reducing barriers to entry.

But no sense in relitigating that here.

-- jra
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