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7/22/2017 | 8:58:45 AM
Re: Public Wifi
Yes, it will be interesting to see if public/private partnerships will work out, and that seems to be the trend for many areas. While Cox in planning for the build out in two years it does seem possibly there may be a delay as with only "13 states out of the 18 in its footprint with fiber-to-the-home services," their previous plans have not been on target.
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7/20/2017 | 2:09:35 PM
Re: Public Wifi
I'd agree. Though a lot of these state-level municipal broadband bans (usually crafted by AT&T, CenturyLink, Charter or Comcast) make life notably more difficult for public/private partnerships as well. Which is a shame, since these tend to be the only viable options in many areas these same companies deem not profitable enough to bother with (yet they'll still pass laws hamstringing these efforts in case they want to serce these people SOMEDAY). 
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7/17/2017 | 9:27:53 AM
Re: Public Wifi
You're right, public-private tends to work best. The public portion needs to eliminate regulatory, zoning and similar obstructions. Private needs to make sure venture operates in a way that it's not a sinkhole of money.
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7/13/2017 | 8:30:35 AM
Re: Public Wifi
I tend to agree. Provided the state legislature hasn't passed laws hamstringing such efforts at Comcast, AT&T, or CenturyLink request. 
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7/11/2017 | 3:50:07 PM
Public Wifi
I think public-private partnershiips are key to increasing connectivity in public areas. 

San Diego seems to be on top of this. Hopefully we'll see other municipalities embrace these kinds of technological "upgrades". 


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