said by jslik:
Do you want government run more like a business or not? Shouldn't any property owner at least try to maximize the amount of compensation for use of their property, especially when approached by a multi-billion dollar corporation?
The Government does not own utility easements. Those of us who own real property do.
Therefore you as a private land owner cannot negotiate with utility companies to provide service. It has to be done through the franchising authority. So essentially the Gov't decides how your property is used and you have little to no choice in the matter. Get it?