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Re: Wrong Conclusion
The problem is still corruption, especially in local authorities- so, you want to use the Town of Somewhere's right-of-ways for a broadband internet service? Alright, we'll take a 30% franchise fee, and you have to fund our town's rebuilding of our city hall, and give free internet and TV to all public buildings... things like that will take a bite out of any potential profits (assuming you had a profitable business plan) and will scare away any investors (assuming you can find some in the current credit climate)...
And I haven't even talked about the troubles that may be held with the incumbents... blocking you from telco-owned poles? Alright, bury the lines- oops, more $$$, lost another funding source... running an expensive public campaign through astroturf organizations? Alright, run your own counter-campaign- crap, more money gone...
The best entities to deploy high-speed FTTH broadband are the incumbent corporations, who have pre-existing right-of-way access, vast capital resources, and years of experience. There should be a system in place to give those providers incentives to deploy FTTH, and those incentives should not be given until after deployment actually happens to avoid another Bell of PA mess.