|reply to ninjatutle |
Re: Free for all
quote:Over time? I'd say immediately when [a] government is formed do the public services (of the type you mention) get absorbed by hostile takeover.
I could go on but you get the point. Services often start out as private entities. Over time some services transition from private to public ownership.
quote:There is no solution. NONE. Those who govern us are beyond reproach, and getting worse. The taxpayers and their concerns are in stark contrast to the interests of government.
So what is your solution to corruption? Do nothing or tackle the problem.
|reply to jkeelsnc |
Re: NC, broadband, etc
Hopefully our legislature in Raleigh which is controlled by democrats and also we have a democratic governor will not fall for this stupid republican style nonsense. Anti government at the expense of the public but to the benefit of the telcos that sit on their laurels and refuse to provide solutions to towns that they don't deem "profitable".Guess you missed this part:
Last week, N.C. Sen. David Hoyle (D-Gaston) introduced SB1004 to "level the playing field"That D stands for Democrat, in case your public school education didn't explain that to you...
with cable companies introducting caps, we need all the 3rd party competition we can get.. be it muni, minority provider... or tier-1 building last mile. telecom is a majorly consolidated industry (both cable and telco). there is NO reason anymore for protectionist legislation.. if you can't stand the heat... close your doors and go out of business. imo, cable is taking its customer base for granted, these days.
|reply to Gflash |
Re: Muni isp....
I would like to point out that competition is what has us hobbled with so many systems that do not work. It is NOT all about consumer free choice and the economics of the free market. It IS about building a broadband system that works , is reliable -and has the capacity to carry everyone at the highest speeds. When this is done at the lowest cost the benefits are shared by everyone. Competition takes the money out of communications. You cannot force the companies to provide broadband at a price lower than the cost. All service ,construction and upgrades would stop. This has already happened with the competition in telephone service. The Government should stop using public money to force an ineffective political solution on a situation that is at the core a technological problem. To Legislate broadband as a non profit business is to kill it.