The story takes off from the case of Chattanooga which is working toward installing its own FTTH network. Chattanooga is being sued by Cox and other cable companies--which is no surprise to Lafayette's citizens. (At issue there too is the incumbents' reliance on a new state law that forbids "cross subsidization.") The story closes with the following on-target quote:
"The issue is, does our community control our own fate,'" says Mr. DePriest. "Or does someone else control it?"