said by kontos:
Umm. I was focusing on the word SUBSCRIBERS. That would be an odd thing to call the teachers/students/staff at a school or university.
Both universities I went too had a technology fee that paid for internet, computer rooms, software, etc. I'd have to look around to see about my kids elementary school fee statement, but I thought I saw a similar fee there.
In your first scenario, I think the argument could be that the co-op could be called a subscriber (with re-sale rights) and run into problems.
The city wouldn't be providing the internet access. They would only be providing the means to shuffle bits around. It would be up to the co-op ISP to connect one end to the house, and another end to some upstream ISP. Think what telcos call dry loops.