[OT] Google Fiber (probably) coming to Provo

S. Dale Morrey sdalemorrey at gmail.com
Wed Apr 17 14:57:29 MDT 2013


I would be very, very concerned about Google buying Utopia.  Leasing
capacity as a provider, ok.  But introducing yet another monopoly when we
were promised competition would be emotionally disconcerting to me.


On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 3:54 PM, Lloyd Brown <lloyd_brown at byu.edu> wrote:

> The problem is that if they do that, the city is still on the hook for
> the network maintenance, etc.  As Steve said, the city has been trying
> to get rid of it for years.
>
> Now, what would be really cool is if there was some deal between Utopia
> and Google Fiber.  But that's a completely different discussion.
>
> Lloyd Brown
> Systems Administrator
> Fulton Supercomputing Lab
> Brigham Young University
> http://marylou.byu.edu
>
> On 04/17/2013 02:50 PM, S. Dale Morrey wrote:
> > Maybe they should consider letting multiple carriers offer services on it
> > simultaneously ala Utopia.
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 3:48 PM, Steve Meyers <steve-plug at spwiz.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> On 4/17/13 2:35 PM, S. Dale Morrey wrote:
> >>> Thought they sold it in some insider deal a few years ago.  Broad
> >> something
> >>> or other networks.
> >>
> >> They keep on selling it, and then the provider defaults on the payments
> >> and they get it back.  It's happened 3 times, I think.
> >>
> >> STeve
> >>
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