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re: Help bring a city-wide fiber internet network to Baton Rouge - BRTiger2005
[quote]Maybe those providers aren't in your area but they are in my area of Baton Rouge.[/quote] What neighborhood do you live in?...
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re: Help bring a city-wide fiber internet network to Baton Rouge - BRTiger2005
My bad, I didn't realize posting on two relevant boards was frowned upon. Will have the admins delete one of the posts. I work in the food service industry....
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re: Help bring a city-wide fiber internet network to Baton Rouge - BRTiger2005
[quote]Why does "everyone" need this? If they can't afford the prices of the higher speeds now then who's going to pay for that?[/quote] In Kansas City, google is paying for free internet for anyone in an impoverished neighborhood. The amazing thing about the internet is it's a meritocracy. W...
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re: Help bring a city-wide fiber internet network to Baton Rouge - BRTiger2005
[quote]My personal opinion is that govt should never compete with private enterprise. Govt runs out of money, it endlessly raises your taxes. Private enterprise runs out of money, it goes out of business.[/quote] I agree with you 100% i don't think the government should be offering services. ...
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re: Help bring a city-wide fiber internet network to Baton Rouge - BRTiger2005
[quote]You guys don't understand how fibre works...If the lines were run, COX or ATT would use them...[/quote] Yes! Which is great. But they'd have to aggressive compete for your business. Faster speeds, lower prices. ...
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re: Help bring a city-wide fiber internet network to Baton Rouge - BRTiger2005
[quote]the current provider would likely be forced to lower rates with increased competition. The increased economic development would also benefit these people. The reality is it breeds competition, which is always good for the consumer.[/quote] This guy gets it....
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re: Help bring a city-wide fiber internet network to Baton Rouge - BRTiger2005
[quote]Hold on there, Pilgrim, I thought you said in an earlier post that the C-P would not be paying for the network infrastructure? But it would OWN it??[/quote] There's a lot of ways to do it, but most cities set it up where the city owns the infrastructure, but the private investor or entity ...
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re: Help bring a city-wide fiber internet network to Baton Rouge - BRTiger2005
[quote]Who would be in charge of creating then maintaining the infrastructure?[/quote] These are the types of questions, and a lot of others, that the assessment is designed to determine. ...
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re: Help bring a city-wide fiber internet network to Baton Rouge - BRTiger2005
[quote] I'd heard the former governor's wife had a charity that was supported monetarily by ATT, which is what eventually caused the withdrawal. I'm sure all incumbents had some hand in that.[/quote] Yup, this is also accurate....
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re: Help bring a city-wide fiber internet network to Baton Rouge - BRTiger2005
[quote]Lafayette setup an entire municipal utility, this just sounds like infrastructure.[/quote] Yeah, that's pretty dead on. There are stark differences between what Lafayette did and what this would do: The city of Lafayette effectively became an ISP and competed against the private sector...
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re: Help bring a city-wide fiber internet network to Baton Rouge - BRTiger2005
[quote] Google was looking at adding it to be few years ago because the city is a good size for it. They picked Kansas City instead. [/quote] In actuality, COX made several phone calls and the city voluntarily pulled out of that race. Which is why, we need support for this: [link=(http://support...
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re: Help bring a city-wide fiber internet network to Baton Rouge - BRTiger2005
[quote]Additional East Baton Rouge taxes for all of the "good things" - (parks, libraries, schools, transportation, police, elderly, etc., etc. etc.) are killing me. I'm not willing to support one more.[/quote] See my previous posts. No new taxes. In fact, this could become a revenue generator fo...
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re: Help bring a city-wide fiber internet network to Baton Rouge - BRTiger2005
[quote]EATEL put in a full fiber network in Ascension and did so without tax money, why can BR not do the same?[/quote] Great question! The way broadband economics work out, an ISP needs to acquire roughly 1/3 of the customers in any neighborhood they run lines to in order to break-even. This ...
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re: Help bring a city-wide fiber internet network to Baton Rouge - BRTiger2005
[quote]3) Who's going to pay for it?[/quote] The goal is: not you. The study is looking at multiple funding opportunities that are advantageous for the city. The big one is using a public-private partnership model where private investors or companies share the risk and offset the costs. A...
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re: Help bring a city-wide fiber internet network to Baton Rouge - BRTiger2005
[quote]and after millions of dollars spent new technology would come in and make it obsolete....no thank you[/quote] 1) The city wouldn't be spending millions, they'd be leveraging federal dollars and private investment. 2) As much as I'd love to wait around for a mythical thing to come along ...
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re: Help bring a city-wide fiber internet network to Baton Rouge - BRTiger2005
[quote]live near Baton Rouge.. as in I am close to baton rouge and although I would support this, I don't have a councilman to contact to show my support for.[/quote] Thank you. Please tell anyone you know that does live in BR to fill out the form at [link=(http://support.batonrougefiber.com)]sup...
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re: Help bring a city-wide fiber internet network to Baton Rouge - BRTiger2005
[quote]Why is this the responsibility of taxpayers to pay for?[/quote] Tax payers actually wouldn't pay for any part of the fiber network. The network would be entirely funded by FCC subsidies and public-private partnerships....
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re: Help bring a city-wide fiber internet network to Baton Rouge - BRTiger2005
[quote]Who would pay for the fiber and installation ?[/quote] The study is looking at 2 funding opportunities: 1) Leveraging the FCC eRate to build out backbone infrastructure to every K-12 public school in EBR. 2) Building a public-private partnership model where a private ISP like Google,...
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Help bring a city-wide fiber internet network to Baton Rouge - BRTiger2005
Next Wednesday (6/22), the Metro Council will vote to approve or reject an assessment that is the first step in building an city-wide fiber network in Baton Rouge. This means every man, woman, and child could have high speed internet, dozens of providers to choose from, and ultimately faster speeds ...
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