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Re: follow Kansas and Missouri
Your comment "it is illegal for municipalities or public entities to own or run broadband and TV network(well, not illegal, but draped in so much red tape, it may as well be)." is exactly what is wrong here. Some very short-sighted at best legislation. It shouldn't be a situation where so much red tape make sit impossible to server the needs of the public. Imagine how bad this country would be if the Federal Interstates had to deal with the red tape of today's political environment.
I guess we will end up needing an environmental impact study done so government can collectively "scratch it's ass" and do nothing but leech off the public.
said by Twaddle :Its actually not short sighted legislation at all, its legislation and laws that were written by current incumbent lawyers very carefully, to create a competition-less market place. Sure, those communities that aren't outright banned from doing them can, but they may(and some laws are written exactly like this) have to hold a referrendum every time they need to do something, and anything(including telling the contractor or guy he can sneeze). seriously, these laws were written in a manner that only purchased, incumbent protection laws can be. The other problem lies in the current incumbents unlimited spending on smearing and mudslinging any project that gets off the ground or tries too. I remember seeing the ads here when charter tried to stop a few communities from wiring themselves, and they were filled with outright lies, but the communities dont have the money to fight it, and those that are not informed believe whatever comes out of the TV.
Some very short-sighted at best legislation.