Bobby Vassallo 7/10/2018 | 3:45:08 PM
Re: AWKWARD EMBRACE BY CARRIERS - SAN JOSE https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6412643287194234880 Said before, my belief is that San Jose has inserted its head into lion's jaws. San Jose is not doomed, but I am sincere in the belief that the deal will be. Why would San Jose front moneys in any event? They are paying a carrier not fulfilling it's job. Open access on a new fiber loop owned by the city would be huge. All carriers could and would request access. San Jose already has rights of way, and they could build it for less than the cash they are forking over. True competition would enter and capacities would soar. Very little management would be required. Premption is being attempted Nationwide, carriers attempting to co-opt unsophisticated city councils. Thanks for responding.
wanlord 7/10/2018 | 12:42:15 PM
Re: AWKWARD EMBRACE BY CARRIERS - SAN JOSE Did you mean oligopolies? There is a lot of competition in the cell market. Do you really expect cities to build out their own 5G networks including the backend infrastructure, securing spectrum, building MSCs & Data Centers, and integrate connections with other carriers? That can be quite expensive to build, maintain, etc., as you know - even with the best consultants.
Phil Harvey 7/10/2018 | 10:13:42 AM
Re: AWKWARD EMBRACE BY CARRIERS - SAN JOSE I do think carriers would like to preempt as many cities as possible; they've been pretty clear about that. But, in San Jose's case, all sides seem to be happy (with the exception of the noise they made to tamp down the FCC Commissioner's enthusiasm). 

Are you saying San Jose's doomed unless -- Presto! -- they hire you as a consultant?


Bobby Vassallo 7/10/2018 | 10:11:47 AM
Re: AWKWARD EMBRACE BY CARRIERS - SAN JOSE And Phil Harvey, talented politicians are paid off to look the other way.  Talented, but looking after their own interests above the citizens they represent, please follow this link.  It describes the level of lobbying these compromised men receive.  


Bobby Vassallo 7/10/2018 | 10:03:36 AM
AWKWARD EMBRACE BY CARRIERS - SAN JOSE I said it before and I'll say it again.  This deal won't work.  While the carriers publically embrace this deal, letting their PR machine spin, they have NO intention of letting the "tail wag the dog."  And, San Jose (or any other city) who depends on major carriers to benignly operate this network for the good of the citizens, is naive.  Just like major carriers fighting for net neutrality in the press, behind the scenes, they lobbied to assure net neutrality was dropped like a bad habit.  

These monopolies will muscle San Jose like a freshman at senior prom.  San Jose needs to step back, take a deep breath, and build their own network if they expect to improve and expand services over current levels.  Experts in the industry were laughing that this deal, so Polyana in concept, would never fly.  Already, the true colors of these monopolistic bullies are already showing themselves.  

City leaders in San Jose are inexperienced and naive.  Without truly good consultants, they will blow a big wad of cash on a project doomed to fail.