reply to openbox9
said by openbox9:It's unlikely a fiber buildout would fail, if the incumbent(s) are neglecting a territory.
Who pays the bondholders if projects fail? I realize the answer depends on the circumstances, but it's not always that clear cut.
And if the network does run into financial issues, the residents could vote to sell it off to a commercial entity. I seriously doubt there would be no takers of an already-built and in-production FTTP network.