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srufolo1
srufolo1
2/18/2019 11:45:16 PM
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Re: What caused micro tenching to fail?
@DonBrowne It amazes me how the obvious problems of microtrenching could be overlooked at all. It's a good example of sacrificing quality to save on cost and time.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
2/18/2019 11:40:38 PM
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Re: What caused micro tenching to fail?
@Commisio44354 Google's walking away from Louisville so easily without providing a fix does not speak well for this company. A little like how quickly Amazon backed out of its plan to move into Long Island City, dashing the hopes of people who were looking to fill the 25,000 jobs it would have created. 

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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
2/14/2019 11:21:33 PM
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Re: What caused micro tenching to fail?
Wow--AOL accounts still active?   On a serious note, I'm sorry to see Google walking away because they could have presented a viable alterantive.   Whether other viable alternatives emerge is going to be quite fascinating to watch. 

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
2/14/2019 9:59:30 AM
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Re: What caused micro tenching to fail?
I too have some AOL mail accounts but don't use them and makes me wonder about Google and how they may or may not hang in there with services over the decades. Now, they're shutting down the Google Plus service, leaving lots of fan out in the cold on lots on postings for years past, and one wonders what might happen with Google PHotos, Drive, etc. I'm not surprised to see problems with microtrenching, as I've seen our Comcast cables buried a few inches underground pop up here over the years.

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freehe
freehe
2/13/2019 10:42:05 PM
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Re: What caused micro tenching to fail?
@Susan Fourtan�. That is a good point. There are too many Google failures to list but some are: Google Glass, Google+, iGoogle, etc. I am curious to know how much many Google has wasted on its failures.

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freehe
freehe
2/13/2019 10:36:02 PM
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Re: Better to have google fiber and lost than to never have had it at all?
@Susan Fourtané. There is nothing wrong with experimenting but not at the expense of a city and its residents who are both losers in the experiment. City officials have to be smarter when allowing big companies to deploy a new product or service.

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freehe
freehe
2/13/2019 10:34:16 PM
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Re: Better to have google fiber and lost than to never have had it at all?
@mhhf1ve, Sounds like Louisville was a test pilot for Google to refine that deployment process. I wonder if they ever had intentions of actually installing the fiber or was it just a ploy.

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freehe
freehe
2/13/2019 10:30:43 PM
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Louisville
Ths sounds like a TV show. Louisville sounds like they have money to waste. Louisville doesn't seem to have wise politicians and stakeholders. That money could have been used by Verizon to provide broadband service to residents.

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afwriter
afwriter
2/12/2019 10:33:22 PM
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Re: Bad Politician
If it had worked out though, people would be singing a different tune about how the risk paid off. Nevertheless, Google should be responsible for its failure. 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
2/10/2019 7:26:42 PM
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Bad Politician
Guess Google was the Mussolini of Louisville. Everyone applauded it when it first set out its vision of laying fiber. But the dream turned into a nightmare and the people's excitement turned to disappointment. It's unfortunate that a company like Google just goes in, uses a town like a guinea pig and then leaves without cleaning up the mess.

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