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Re: Basis for Comparison
This is all so new that I don't think anything's really operational, or even close to it. A Lightspeed box (or what appears to be one) just popped up in my neighborhood in Naperville, but I have heard no rumblings from the Naperville City Council about a construction moratorium or a franchise agreement. There's a new development west of me in Sugar Grove that's supposedly being built to support Lightspeed from the ground up; I don't know the status of it.
As I've said before, it will be very interesting to see how this all plays out.
If everything seems to be going well, you've obviously overlooked something.
Aurora, IL will consider joining the moritorium cities.
I liked this part of the article:
"Marc Blakeman, regional vice president of external affairs for AT&T, said his company is willing to reach out to municipalities, but so far, the municipalities haven't reached back.
"I would hope that, if a city had concerns, they would give us a call and talk about them," he said. "I question what the purpose of a moratorium is when they can just talk to us."
Blakeman said that, in each recent case, AT&T has asked for meetings with city officials, but only the city of Geneva has taken them up on it."
This is total BS and an outright lie. Several Mayors and City Staff have met with Mark Blakeman on more than one occasion. Mark showed up with his AT&T lawyer to several meetings in Oakbrook, IL to discuss this issue.
For those who think this is a "personal grudge" against AT&T from Geneva, guess again. Geneva, IL is not the only city in America trying to uphold the rights of their citizenry to not be redlined. What we have here are city governments protecting the rights of it's citizens and the rights to have control over their ROWs.
pnh102Reptiles Are Cuddly And PrettyPremium
Mount Airy, MD
said by Octopussy2:If the Geneva city government isn't careful, then the entire city might just end up being redlined.
For those who think this is a "personal grudge" against AT&T from Geneva, guess again. Geneva, IL is not the only city in America trying to uphold the rights of their citizenry to not be redlined.
That is certainly their perogative. Move along.
If the govt. didn't stand up, and it allows redlining to occur, then local govt. is not doing it's job. They cannot, in good faith, support redlining. I can see it now....citizens who cannot get served by AT&T's Lightspeed when it comes to town, sues local govt. for allowing them to be discriminated against.