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Funnily enough, small-town broadband cheaper than big cable packages, say Harvard eggheads

Claptrap314 Silver badge

I recently had an opportunity to look into the budgeting process for our port authority. They use non-GAAP numbers. No accounting for deterioration of physical assets. No accounting for code compliance (which they weren't super keen on doing at all). Cash flow only. So no, don't assume anything about what the munis are doing to have their numbers low.

Every business wants to have a monopoly for itself and wide open competition for its supplies. That allows them maximum profit. The cable companies have taken over the ISP business because of their sweatheart deals with the munis. Strip them of that, and maybe I won't break out in derisive laughter if you mention "free market" in relationship to the ISPs.

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