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Alisonís Wonderland
Alisonís Wonderland
11/26/2019 4:44:11 PM
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Re: MUNICIPAL NETWORKS END STRANGLEHOLD
Thanks, @Bobby for the kind words and informative comments. There is a lot going on in across municipal broadband. I agree: The tide has definitely turned and it's actually, I think, good news for providers. After all, the faster we get infrastructure deployed across the country, the better for all. Over the weekend we drove to Ft. Lauderdale and I was amazed to see so many 5G antennae around Pompano Beach (just north of there). Heading back north to my part of Central Florida, the cell towers, 5G and -- I know from living here -- fiber infrastructure, disappear, despite being home to NASA, Harris Corp. and many defense contractors, space startups and IT shops. It's really bizarre! My guess, a combo of short-sighted politicians, broadband providers that do a good (but not gigabit) job of connecting the region and no business/consumer demand crying out for high-speed, symmetric broadband allows the status quo to survive. There's no coop (FPL, which I believe Duke Power acquired) and my 'city' isn't even incorporated, just a sprawling mass across the county! Even a platted nearby city doesn't have a major broadband plan, as far I've been able to determine, so it also comes down to munis' prioritization. Obviously Austin sees the broadband light, whereas Dallas (like Viera) does not. 

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Bobby Vassallo
Bobby Vassallo
11/23/2019 10:16:08 AM
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MUNICIPAL NETWORKS END STRANGLEHOLD
In the summer, the State of Maine eased restriction on use of poles to the betterment of broadband. Iowa has done the same. We all remember Google's wrestling match to gain pole access in Kansas City. They lost that battle in Texas. The US falls way behind the leading countries in internet delivery to citizens. As long as our monopolistic carriers are allowed to be monopolies, broadband growth will not improve. Dial-up speeds are no longer acceptable. In spite of subsidies for improvement of services, our carriers aren't cutting it. Open-access, municipal networks are the only way to break the stranglehold. Good article, and good news. I applaud the judge. I only wish our city of #Dallas had a progressive bone in its #citycouncil. I'm sure they prefer lobby monies more than broadband improvement. I have spoken to some of them directly. So, tech companies continue to flock to Austin. High-paying, tech jobs are there. Bobby Vassallo, Dallas

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