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flboisseau

join:2012-07-09
Colonial Heights, VA
reply to pclover

Re: [Rant] Heard about Broadband for America

The issue I am raising does not deal with if the goal is possible or not. It is the hypocrisy of the various broadband providers. They are part of a lobbying group that is promoting getting broadband to everyone, but the same time they are not taking the initiative to achieve that goal and are actively working against that goal, both legislatively and in their business practices. This site is filled with examples where both Comcast and Verizon, refuse to delivery service to residences and business, because the very franchise agreements they wrote do not require them to do so.

For example in 2006 my state passed a law that specifies that if no franchise agreement could be reached with the locality, they could still provide service, but they did not have to provide service in those areas that had less then 30 homes per a mile. This removed all power from the localities to request a lower home per mile density.

So I say again, call them out on it.