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baineschile
2600 ways to live
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join:2008-05-10
Sterling Heights, MI

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reply to DaneJasper

Re: Bravo for uncovering bogus "interest" groups

But should competition be subsidized by the government? Thats a step towards socialization.

Personally, if I started an ISP, i would target areas that would cost me the least amount to wire, with the most amount of homes passed (potential customers). The answer to this? Cities!...and densley populated suburbs around those cities.

Rural living and city living both have advantages and disadvantages; you dont see a lot of competition in any industry in small towns (one walmart, 2 or so chain restruants). Why should broadband be different?


me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO

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What is the answer to the cost of wiring? Wireless, if someone were to put up a town that serves the city good got the city served, and if the people on the outskirts of town can get the signal got them served too.

And if the Gov is going to give them money to wire more anyway, y should they not use it for that? Its not like the yr not getting money, if they get it to wire more thats what the yshould use it for. I still say wireless would be easier.



baineschile
2600 ways to live
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join:2008-05-10
Sterling Heights, MI

You make a valid point, but lets say we do start an all wireless ISP. If a customer has our product, and its not working properly, we would have to send out a technician to repair it. Obivously, rural areas are still harder to access.


me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO

Thats why wireless costs more than wired, WISPs take that(repair men) into account.


moonpuppy

join:2000-08-21
Glen Burnie, MD
reply to baineschile

said by baineschile:

But should competition be subsidized by the government? Thats a step towards socialization.

Personally, if I started an ISP, i would target areas that would cost me the least amount to wire, with the most amount of homes passed (potential customers). The answer to this? Cities!...and densley populated suburbs around those cities.

Rural living and city living both have advantages and disadvantages; you dont see a lot of competition in any industry in small towns (one walmart, 2 or so chain restruants). Why should broadband be different?
At one time, celluar service was regulated by the government. There was a requirement that there be an "A" and "B" system in every market. The "A" system company could NOT have any interest in the local wireline service. The "B" system could have an interest in the local wireline service. Lease rates were also regulated so the "B" system couldn't out price the "A" on the same connections. In my area, the "A" system was Celluar One and the "B" system was Bell Atlantic Mobile.

Sometimes mandated competition is a good thing.


88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

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said by baineschile:

But should competition be subsidized by the government? Thats a step towards socialization.
Oh god you people and your fears of a socialized USA.

A) take off the tin foil hat Chicken Little

B) guess what we already have socialisation with SOCIAL security, Medicaid, Medicare etc. And guess what for most Americans those programs have always existed yet you still think the USA is free, right? You still think it's the greatest nation on earth, right? Wait, how can that be, there's socialization?

C) it's 2009 not 1989 the big mean commies aren't coming to invade us.

goinglike60

join:2009-02-10
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Access to the internet needs to be treated like infrastructure. Therefore, access to the web needs to be run like municipal utilities (and police, fire, water, sewer, etc.)

No competition. But far cheaper because there are no shareholders demanding and ROI and quarterly dividend checks.

Check out this little town in KY and what they are able to do. »rbg.glasgow-ky.com/2009/03/of-in···gow.html

While our initial gravel driveway connection to the world has now grown from 1.5 Mbps to 150 Mbps...we will be completing our own fiber optic circuit to Bowling Green and, in turn, to an AT&T router which is in Bowling Green. This will finally allow us nearly infinite capacity to the internet.
(BTW: Bowling Green is the home of Connect Kentucky which spawned Connected Nation.)

Local governments belong in the business of providing access to ALL citizens of a community. The local community can then decide if they want to pay for a "gravel road" or "superhighway."


KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK
reply to baineschile

Hmmm promoting competition is socialism? What's blocking competition then?