|reply to wifi4milez |
So, if a toxic waste dump company wanted to open a site in your town, you'd have no problem with that? I mean, it's a business, and it's job is to make money, so obviously you wouldn't have any problem with a waste dump in your back yard. Why, we ask, doesn't that occur very often? It's because to counter the business greed, we have towns that are in the business of looking out for their citizens. If the town decides that having a toxic waste dump isn't in their best interest, then a toxic waste dump probably won't be built in their town.
Hell, if you want to run a store in town, you live by laws that say how many parking spaces you need, how big a sign you can put up, and even what hours you can operate. You need a permit to even open a store, and you need to follow the rules of the town.
AT&T is no different than any other business. If it wants to run a business in a town, then the TOWN gets to set the rules. The town, in this case, is looking out for the best interest of the majority of it's citizens, as it should be. That's what a DEMOCRACY is. If AT&T can't make money selling it's product under the rules the town sets up, then AT&T can go elsewhere.
The real hypocrisy of AT&T is that when the town tried to run it's OWN network, AT&T ran a smear campaign saying fiber wasn't needed, to stop the town from running a service for ALL citizens. I for one applaud the leaders of the town, for standing up and holding AT&T to the fire.
The central injustice of capitalism is the exploitation and alienation of labor.
|reply to PDXPLT |
Or, if they really want to pick and choose, at least stop fighting cities and towns when they try to fill in the gaps created by their own deployment ideas....