Friday, February 25, 2005

"Lafayette Faces Fiber Setback" Broadband Reports

Broadband Reports is yet another national venue that is following Lafayette's fight for fiber.
As is the usual case what is really interesting is the string of responese by its national audience.

The story:
After promising they'd aid the effort, BellSouth and Cox filed suit against the city of Lafayette to prevent it from pursuing $125 million in revenue bonds to fund a triple-play fiber network. Despite the city informing a Judge 60 other governing bodies have used the same procedure to obtain funds, the Judge sided with the incumbents in the suit, forcing the city to backtrack on its plans. The plan may now face a public vote, which as we've seen in these muni battles, is rarely a balanced and democratic affair.

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