Why sign for such a long time-frame?
The broadband industry is an ever-changing field. Why sign exclusive franchise agreements that ran for between 25 to 75 years? 2-year contract with Verizon or Comcast is already a long time to commit to something. This may even be an issue when trying to sell your home. I would not want to buy a home that is tied to a 25-year agreement. Wasn't there any clause with ETF (whatever high amount) that would allow people to get out of the contract. I guess when people want something really bad, they do not want a piece of paper to be in their way. Hopefully the individual agreement was not tied to the properties (parcel numbers). Sad to hear though!