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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    You could read the article instead. You know, in case you wanted to know what the thread is about.
    Obama promising free **** to stupid people?
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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Obama promising free **** to stupid people?
    In the nineteen minutes between my post and yours, you could have read the article six times over and known the answer for yourself.

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Internet providers successfully lobbied state governments in order to prevent local municipalities from building their own isps. That's what the proposal is about: restoring freedom to local governments to choose their own course and provide basic utilities to their citizens like they should have been able to from the very beginning. The communications corporations were able to bribe their way into preventing competition, and this bill opens competition back up again. Everyone wins. Well, everyone but Telecom that is, but **** them.
    Ah, I see. Something like that happened here. We have Windstream, used to be Alltel and they suuuuuck. Their contract will soon come to an end, hopefully they are not allowed to continue without competition, but it is my understanding that they own the lines as well. We have a new recent option, fiber optic offered by the local power coop (which has outstanding service) but it is not all installed yet and paying to get it run in a rural area can be expensive. It would cost about $1300 (I checked) to have it run to my business from the nearest junction point, but it would almost be worth it to tell Windstream to go pound sand. Habersham EMC (the power company offering the fiber optic) is bar none the best utility provider I have ever encountered. I live a half mile from the nearest paved road up on a mountain ridge with a steep dirt road, when the power went out last year (and two years before that) during a winter storm they had a crew out in less than an hour, and that line only services our home.

    Anyway, I would much rather see competition between private companies and coops for utilities than having any government entity own it. Governments do not compete, and therefore have no incentive to be awesome.

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Governments do not compete, and therefore have no incentive to be awesome.

    this post brought to you via TCP/IP which the government gave away to telcoms for free.

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    In the nineteen minutes between my post and yours, you could have read the article six times over and known the answer for yourself.
    I read this:
    "force taxpayer funded competition against private broadband providers -- against the wishes of the states."
    Obama pushes broadband plan, critics see

    Translation Obama wants tax payers to pay for internet the government can give away to "targeted demographics" in return for votes. that's all this is. thats his schtick. Bribing stupid ppl with free **** and packaging it in a way the guillible can swallow, hook line amd sinker.
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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I read this: Obama pushes broadband plan, critics see

    Translation Obama wants tax payers to pay for internet the government can give away to "targeted demographics" in return for votes. that's all this is. thats his schtick. Bribing stupid ppl with free **** and packaging it in a way the guillible can swallow, hook line amd sinker.

    allow = force ? wow, ok orwell
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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I read this: Obama pushes broadband plan, critics see

    Translation Obama wants tax payers to pay for internet the government can give away to "targeted demographics" in return for votes. that's all this is. thats his schtick. Bribing stupid ppl with free **** and packaging it in a way the guillible can swallow, hook line amd sinker.
    Too bad you read the most wrong part of the article instead of the actual proposal. Post #145.

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Too bad you read the most wrong part of the article instead of the actual proposal. Post #145.
    I bet you still believe that if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor...
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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    allow = force ? wow, ok orwell
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    Goshin.... dont go there. I'll smack ya.
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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I bet you still believe that if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor...


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