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Re: Of course
Because part of the franchise agreement is often who the provider would have to serve within the community; purpose being protecting the citizens from the telco cherry picking residents who are convenient to serve while ignoring those who aren't.
Also the franchise agreement may have requirments as to minimum levels of service and customer service, again to protect the consumers.
A franchise agreement is a small cost for the telco to be granted a money tree by the government who owns the dirt the wires go in, out, through and around.
A muni infrastructure solution would solve all of this as then content providers would have to compete without the B.S. of who gets served and who doesn't.
The telcos want their cake and to eat it too. Screw them. If they want to make money in that community, they should have to follow some very basic rules which include franchise agreements.