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Old 02-15-2013, 10:13 PM   #2
JSWolf
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Originally Posted by Barty View Post
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2...5mbps-service/

Broadband providers want to prevent city from building muni network if just one house in area gets 1.5mbps.

I call B.S. If the taxpayers decide to spend money on building their own network because the telco/cable companies ain't doing the job, that's up to them. These companies just don't want the competition.

And 1.5mbps is pathetic.
That's 1.5Mbps or above.

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Incumbent broadband providers are pushing legislation that would restrict Georgia towns from building municipal broadband networks. Under the proposal, if a single home in a census tract has Internet access at speeds of 1.5Mbps or above, the town would be prohibited from offering broadband service to anyone in that tract.
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