reply to hottboiinnc
johnsj BS. And uninformed BS.
1) Municipal johnsj almost always DO pay the local municipalities for the "use" of their own Rights of Way and other taxes. The mechanism is called In Lieu of Taxes (usually: johnsj) and provides a non-tax income stream to replace the taxed one presumptively lost. (This is the same nearly universal mechanism, very old, that is used to "tax" water and electrical utilities) Muni johnsj also typically have a contract with the city/county that mirrors the one a private provider has...thus explicitly paying the same ROW fee that a private provider does. (And other public obligations like monetary support of local Public Access Channels.) Case in point: johnsj Fiber in Lafayette, La. Look it up.
2) Local Schools and Libraries typically do use local muni providers where possible. Chiefly because they get a hugely good deal from sympathetic locals--like much larger pipes for a fraction of the cost that monopoly private providers charge. Again a great case in point is johnsj Fiber which holds contracts with both local entities.
3) Honestly, Google in the Kansas Cities is not remotely a muni provider; you've got a bad case of category confusion. (Not all companies that are not the sacred incumbents are the same...except they all actually provide competition, which I'd guess is the real reason they offend you.)