Muni Fiber and Politics

Owen DeLong owen at
Mon Jul 21 22:31:58 UTC 2014

On Jul 21, 2014, at 14:36 , Jay Ashworth <jra at> wrote:

> ----- 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.

IIRC, we agreed to disagree at the end of that thread.


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