Big Cable is why we DON'T have fiber to our homes
"Comcast will offer the same speeds at roughly the same price"
In what altered version of reality does that occur in? The fact is we've had fiber optic technology available since the 1970s and I still can't get a fiber cable installed in my home, in California, in 2017. Comcast is only interested in overselling their current, old-world, coax infrastructure, and will only make a legal threats against any city in their territory as an offensive move. Nothing to do with providing a better service, ever. This is how they operate. Who would dare provide Internet service without also bundling it with a useless landline and over-priced cable packages with 10% channels you would ever watch?
Holy crap, EVERY city should provide this! Cable companies are complicated, useless, middlemen in between me and the content. Just like record companies of old; why are they still here? I can fetch a song directly from a band, or from iTunes, again directly from a band. Gatekeepers charging for the sake of their gate-keeping. Smells like parasites to me.