[TriLUG] Time Warner price increase
OlsonE at aosa.army.mil
OlsonE at aosa.army.mil
Fri Dec 4 08:04:10 EST 2009
As far as I remember, it was sent off to the review board, which they said could take a few years before they're able to determine the legality of passing a bill like this. I could be wrong.
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On Behalf Of Neil L. Little
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 12:54 AM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Time Warner price increase
Greenlight is an independent ISP. It is separate from the City of Wilson
The loan for the build out was backed by City Government but Greenlight
is carrying the debt.
Wilson isnt really a small town anymore. Its about the size of Cary and
there a lot of the old tobbaco money.
Also, remember BB&T has its main HQ there.
There have been rumours for years of the Town of Cary building out its
own fiber network. Also
remember that while the "Greenlight bill" was circulating through the
legislature the town of Charlotte
was quietly watching what went down as they are in the midst of building
out their own fiber infrastructure.
Jason Sullivan wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 2:14 PM, dsandif <dsandif at email.unc.edu> wrote:
>> Why can't we do what the brilliant folks in Wilson NC did and start our own
>> ISP?, why do we have to put up with this crap in the first place!?
> Government run ISPs? Why, that's SOCIALISM!
> Seriously, though, Wilson's a much smaller town, and they floated a
> bond to build out the infrastructure required to reach the houses.
> The money is (and probably always will be) mostly in the last mile.
> Granted, it only cost them two years' worth of the TWC CEO's
> (reported) salary. So maybe there's hope after all.
> Instead of building out an infrastructure, though, why couldn't
> someone do a co-op (small 's' socialism!) ISP running on the already
> installed TWC infrastructure? I mean, Earthlink gets to do it, so
> you'd think there'd be room for other players. I hear, though, that
> there's some pretty nasty stuff TWC does behind the scenes to make it
> hard for third parties.
> To fully extrapolate this tangent back to something more relevant, do
> the Wilson folks use linux anywhere in their system? Maybe it's time
> to see if that guy in Wilson wants to come give a talk about setting
> something like this up?
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