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Banks, OR
reply to pnh102

Re: FCC Sanity?

said by pnh102:

inane build-out requirements for providers.
I think they would consider it doing what they were elected to do: look out for the welfare of their citizens. They represent all their citizens, not just those considered "desirable" by the telcos. Federal laws have largely removed the rights of munis to say anything about cable rates; just about the only thing left that they have a say in is build-out.

What Martin, et al, is saying is that it is better that only a few have service available to them, with a bit lower prices due to competition, than to have the service available to everyone, albeit at a bit higher price. In other words, there will be winners and losers, and those on the losing end will just have to deal with it. I think the closer you get to the local level, the tougher it is for that to seem like a good idea.