Mullica Hill, NJ
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Re: 150 communities are doing broadband on their own terms
said by CXM_Splicer:This is why I think the laws need to be laid out, in order for a corp to due over a community broadband project they have to already have an equal system in place or be ready to have an equal system in place with in two years. So if for example if AT&T only had 1.5mbit DSL in some small area and that area wanted to roll out an HFC network with DOCSIS3, AT&T could not legally sue unless they pushed their network up to D3 speeds to all homes.
I had no idea there were so many! If you listen to all the business-can-do-no-wrongs in the forum, you would think every community broadband project ended in dismal failure.
There is little doubt in my mind that when they are not sabotaged by on-the-take politicians, or sued out of existence by mega corporations (who many times don't even want the business!) local government Internet projects are going to be sucessful. The extreme inefficiency of corporations & shareholders taking billions in profits for their pockets rather than re-investment in infrastructure or simply lowering prices is EASY to fix.
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