More Internet Options

Local governments around the US are guilty of limiting internet options for their residents.  It's common to charge internet service providers high fees for right-of-way usage.  In effect people are paying for road maintenance via their broadband bill!  This is dishonest governing.

This is an excellent article from 5 1/2 years ago on this topic:

https://www.wired.com/2013/07/we-need-to-stop-focusing-on-just-cable-companies-and-blame-local-government-for-dismal-broadband-competition/

The above article was a starting point for an August 2018 Binghamton Press opinion piece:

https://www.pressconnects.com/story/opinion/2018/08/30/turn-want-better-broadband-limit-government-abuse/37653543/

Let's work to make sure that none of these abusive practices occur.  Put fuel taxes to work on road maintenance - don't misappropriate those funds for something else, then ding people with fees elsewhere to cover the shortfall.

If we approach utility services honestly, there will be more competition and then residents of the town will enjoy better service and better pricing.

 

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