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Net Battle In Seattle
« on: February 12, 2014, 10:10:00 pm »
It seems the collapse of a local network initiative has left a gap for comcast to crow over its corpse

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140206/06594726111/comcast-backed-lobbyist-insists-seattle-doesnt-want-faster-cheaper-broadband.shtml

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Bad business plans are bad business plans, and while there are many examples of community broadband efforts succeeding (from Chattanooga to the public-private efforts of Google Fiber), the incumbent broadband industry simply loves to make sure they celebrate implosions like Seattle's latest as proof it's futile to push back against entrenched duopolies. Right on cue, enter Ron Main of Comcast-backed cable lobbying group Broadband Communications Association of Washington, who in an editorial in the Seattle Times tries to convince Seattleites that relying on anyone other than Comcast was a fool's errand, and that the services Comcast already offers should be good enough for anyone:


In this article It seems the old chicken and egg arguement is being trotted out again, "folks dont need faster lines because they dont do anything that needs it etc, if this mentality was followed religiously we would all still being using a telephone line based modem.

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