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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Why should a city not be able to setup it's own broadband? It is not forcing cities to create their own. It will add much needed competition to the telecomms industry.
    how ,exactly, does this add competition to the telecom industry?

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Well, there's reason to do so. The President is attempting to wedge the Federal government in between the state's prohibitive law of local ISP control.
    It's ridiculous he even needs to frame the discussion in such ways just to improve the nation's infrastructure. But when simply adding the word "Obamacare" to the discussion turns Net Neutrality into a left-vs-right issue, you do what you gotta do, I guess.

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    how ,exactly, does this add competition to the telecom industry?
    In many markets, particularly small towns, there is only one broadband provider. A second provider, even if its a publicly owned one, is competition.
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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    It's ridiculous he even needs to frame the discussion in such ways just to improve the nation's infrastructure.
    In politics you frame the issue in a manner consistent with the ethos of your society. You can try to shift the emphasis in another direction so that it may eventually stick, but you can't not tailor your message to the standard thought processes.
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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    In politics you frame the issue in a manner consistent with the ethos of your society. You can try to shift the emphasis in another direction, but you can't not tailor your message to the standard thought processes.
    I know. In my adorably naive way, though, infrastructure isn't left-vs-right, freedom-vs-tyranny, Federal-vs-state, it's just...infrastructure. It's one of the most required and boring services that government is expected to maintain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I know. In my adorably naive way, though, infrastructure isn't left-vs-right, freedom-vs-tyranny, Federal-vs-state, it's just...infrastructure.
    Nothing is just anything.
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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Nothing is just anything.
    Um, okay. What are we talking about here, exactly?

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    This looks like a nation-wide infrastructural improvement. I'm not seeing the problem here.
    I'm not opposed to training and information.. govt's being informed and trained on how best to partner with private firms is in our best interests....

    funding govt's to set up their own ISP's though?... nah, i'm not behind that at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    I'm not opposed to training and information.. govt's being informed and trained on how best to partner with private firms is in our best interests....

    funding govt's to set up their own ISP's though?... nah, i'm not behind that at all.
    Why?

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Why not let President Obama explain it to you?



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