We are in our own way a developing world. Here you see the naked greed of aging infrastructure corporations attempting to block new technology owned by the public.
US Telecoms Giants Call on FCC to Block Cities’ Expansion of High-Speed Internet
DOMINIC RUSHE – Reader Supported News
The US telecoms industry called on the Federal Communications Commission on Friday to block two cities’ plans to expand high-speed internet services to their residents.
USTelecom, which represents telecoms giants Verizon, AT&T and others, wants the FCC to block expansion of two popular municipally owned high-speed internet networks, one in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the other in Wilson, North Carolina.
Phi Beta Iota: Dark Fiber is the foundation for everything else. The US Telecomms are lazy — they have not been serious about high-speed anything nor have they invested in their own networks — ignorant — they simply do not “get” the fundamental of dark fiber — and irrelevant — the alternatives to corrupt US telecomms are now too numerous to list. Combine dark fiber — community-owned access to the master Internet grid — with Open Source Everything and an Autonomous Internet Road Map, and you have the basics in place for both direct democracy, and economic innovation from the bottom up — Mutuality Economics.