said by baineschile:Look. Get this through your head. No financially sane corporation will overbuild a private network where there is already a competitor. The barrier of entry to infrastructure-heavy industries is too high to warrant fighting against an incumbent.
I generally take the stance that government should NOT provide broadband, but that doesnt mean necessarily defending the status quo. I believe there should be less regulations if a private business wants to build a network in a city, but the government can essentially sell at cost, which means they can undercut any line of business they choose to get involved in.