said by sonicmerlin:Dont try and drag Stop The Cap into a disagreement. There warped one sided "stories" they write are good for nothing but comic value.
Are you serious? Stopthecap has covered this extensively: »stopthecap.com/2011/02/17/anothe···arolina/
It doesn't anyone on "even footing". There is no way to be on even footing with an incumbent provider in an infrastructure industry, which tends towards a monopoly.
I can only smirk at your not having trouble with a private corporation writing laws that effectively prevent individual cities from building their own infrastructure. Oh but the law doesn't outright *ban* municipal networks. Well no problem there then right? You're incredibly hypocritical.
Whether you're a libertarian or conservative, allowing a corporation to control a government is beyond pathetic- it's against the "values" of a conservative.