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KBode
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2/23/2017 | 8:52:35 AM
Re: Red tape
Lots of rumors suggesting CenturyLink would be the top buyer for Google Fiber's network whenever they get bored (and I do see that as inevitable), so I'm not sure they'll get the chance. :)
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2/23/2017 | 8:51:31 AM
Re: Test for FCC
Exactly. I think aiming for consistency on these rules across the board (with an eye on preventing the anti-competitive bureaucracy you cite and I've also heard about for a decade) is good for everybody. Well, except the companies that rely on regional bureocrats to protect their geographical last mile monopolies...
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2/22/2017 | 9:00:16 PM
Re: Test for FCC
The pole attachment problem extends well beyond Google Fiber. It really bites all non-incumbents trying to build out fiber but don't own poles.  Google's anecdote is pretty common -- and they have deep pockets. I've heard the same story from many others.

The point is not that Google wants special treatment for Google; it's Google trying to lower the bar for anybody building competiitive fiber.
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2/22/2017 | 8:49:53 PM
Re: Test for FCC
Part 1 Subpart J of the FCC Rules implement Section 703 of the Communications Act of 1996. 


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2/22/2017 | 4:49:00 PM
Re: Red tape
Probably Google should just buy AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Centurylink and Charter.  Then it would be pretty simple for them.   Just FYI, Google could do it (not talking about SEC, DOJ or FCC stuff).

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KBode
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2/22/2017 | 3:32:09 PM
Re: Red tape
"I'm not overly concerned that a company like Google doesn't get exactly what it wants and exactly how it wants it."

Funny, I feel exactly that way about AT&T. :)
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2/22/2017 | 3:26:16 PM
Re: Red tape
That's the nature of local government, and also the nature of business -- as in, play your hand to its full advantage. I'm not overly concerned that a company like Google doesn't get exactly what it wants and exactly how it wants it.
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2/22/2017 | 3:21:04 PM
Re: Red tape
"It takes a certain amount of arrogance for a company like Google to whine about pole access."

I have seen AT&T use the admittedy screwed up pole attachment process to its competitive advantage, so I don't think their desire to seem attachment reform is necessarily whining. These regulations are dated, inconsistent, and can be abused to competitive benefit.
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2/22/2017 | 3:19:11 PM
Re: Test for FCC
I believe you'll find that Pai largely sticks to uncontroversial fare and lets the GOP in congress do the heavy lifting. But I doubt that the federal government injects itself into the pole attachment dispute -- or that it will necessarily have the authority to do so.
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2/22/2017 | 10:58:27 AM
Re: Test for FCC
Didn't know about that one....my guess is that Google does not want to pay what everybody else pays.  That was the way they approached things if you recall.  They wanted Cities to sell them and wanted all kinds of relief.

 

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