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That is capitalism tho. It doesn't make sense for rational actors to build out more than 1-2 separate sets of fiber in a given area.

We need municipal fiber that gets leased to ISPs :/




Then you have to convince the government that the cost of laying the fibre is worth it.

It's the current battle down under right now.


http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/02/isp-lobby-has-alr...

We have 20 states here that passed laws banning the choice for cities, counties, etc.

And I'm not talking about National Broadband. I'm talking about city-level investment. I don't think we should have a whole Nationwide network built out. We already have that with plenty of competition. Its the FTTH that is the issue and that is something a city can do or ignore, at their option.


Isn't the current battle that municipal fiber is a government overreach into an area that should be managed by the private sector? /s




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