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KBode
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KBode,
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7/28/2014 | 6:23:26 PM
CenturyLink...
"The City of Wilson is simply trying to bypass their citizens, governor, legislature, and state policy."

Said the company that literally writes draft legislation, then throws money at lawmakers until they adopt it -- however abysmal it is. The same company that (even as Qwest) worked tirelessly to take the right to decide what is best for themselves away from citizens...

I love the pretense from folks (Blackburn, etc) ok with duopolies literally writing the law that they care a whit about local state citizen rights.
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7/28/2014 | 1:16:28 PM
Re: Interests and Competition
@smkinoshita, I agree, and I think the laws are confusing to us all. I wonder if one thing we might see emerge here are hybrid efforts by some municipalities -- dark fiber initiatives, perhaps, or even neutral conduit along rights of ways to encourage more competitive providers to come to come to town.
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7/28/2014 | 11:24:52 AM
Interests and Competition
"The City of Wilson is simply trying to bypass their citizens, governor, legislature, and state policy."

Nothing smells more of deception than a line like that.

I can't begin to understand the laws in effect here as I'm Canadian and we have our own mess, but to me it sounds like the old story of those in a comfortable place not wanting competition.  After all, competition is always good for the consumer and in the long run it's good for business too since it forces learning smarter practices, but businesses always fight it because it's bad for them in the short.


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