[ale] Fwd: Georgia Bill Would Prohibit Subsidies For Municpal Broadband - Slashdot
rhiannen at atlantacon.org
Tue Jan 24 23:31:27 EST 2012
"who knew who money politics and possible corruption than just
government screw up"
That seems redundant.
On Tue, 2012-01-24 at 19:25 -0500, Jim Kinney wrote:
> It's a strange bill. It seem aimed at barring municipalities from providing
> broadband service to their area because some early adopters got fleeced by
> telecom providors during their roll-out. Later those providers acquired
> access to municipality built lines for nearly $0 after being paid to
> install them by the municipality!
> The issue in Marrietta was more who knew who money politics and possible
> corruption than just government screw up on technology. So the
> municipalities want to do broadband because the telco/cable monopolies
> won't touch their area.
> I don't know the bill pusher but something smells fishy about it. One bit
> is a ban on "below cost" service which isn't feasable for municipality
> Georgia politics are always strange.
> On Jan 24, 2012 4:38 PM, "Pete Hardie" <pete.hardie at gmail.com> wrote:
> > /. ran this story today - seems like something this list might be
> > interested in talking to their reps about.
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> > From: Pete Hardie <hardiep at cisco.com>
> > Date: Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 14:17
> > Subject: Georgia Bill Would Prohibit Subsidies For Municpal Broadband -
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> > To: "ZZ >> \"ZZZlink (gmail reminders)\"" <pete.hardie+link at gmail.com>
> > http://yro.slashdot.org/story/12/01/24/1815220/georgia-bill-would-prohibit-subsidies-for-municpal-broadband
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