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Dave651

@qwest.net

Freedom or Tyranny

I'm totally for community fiber if private entities can not provide the service. When the community is demanding more bandwidth at lower costs, why not community fiber? Monticello Minnesota did it so let freedom ring! Why would government cause their populace to be limited? I suggest people to approach their lawmakers about this situation and educate the dangers of local monopolies. Freedom or tyranny.

Sources: »arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news···-win.ars

»arstechnica.com/old/content/2008···care.ars


elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA

Thanks, I'll keep my freedom to choose how I spend my own money, not have the government tax me to subsidize my neighbor's broadband desires.


TheGuvnor9

join:2006-06-23
Beverly Hills, CA

Great answer!!! However, nobody can provide any reason why the incumbents are spending $$$ to lobby against these efforts. Let's face it, the norm is lack of competition. When there is competition, there is collusion. When competition finally emerges we have lobbying. This is a fundamental attack on our capitalist society. So are CEOs making mad money for pleasing investors with supermad money and creating stipulations and contracts that treat the average consumer as if he were a criminal and an idiot. Wake up, BRO, your perception of freedom is just that, a perception.


elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA

It is cheaper and more effective to lobby, than sue every city for illegal takings.


TheGuvnor9

join:2006-06-23
Beverly Hills, CA

Let the voters decide whether or not it is illegal.


elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
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said by TheGuvnor9:

Let the voters decide whether or not it is illegal.

Sorry, the voters can't upend the Constitution without an amendment and assent from 38 states.

But that would be a means to provoke a challenge in court.