|reply to keithps |
Re: Such high prices!
It depends on the implementation. In Tacoma, WA, they have Click!, which can't compete with Comcast, and here is Groton, CT, we used to have muni broadband until they sold it to a private investment firm. They do have an 860mhz HFC plant, however, compared to Comcast's 860mhz, so once they kill analog, they will either dominate or light enough of a fire under Comcast's butt to get them out of neutral and into plant upgrade mode.
Other systems, like FTTH, are incredible. What is definitely true is that no laws should be made preventing municipalities from building out. Competition can't hurt, and even if my local formerly muni-broadband network isn't very good, I can at least use it to threaten Comcast with after my 2-year deal is up...