[OT] Google Fiber (probably) coming to Provo
lloyd_brown at byu.edu
Wed Apr 17 15:42:53 MDT 2013
And at least some of the mayors of Utoipa cities apparently want it:
Fulton Supercomputing Lab
Brigham Young University
On 04/17/2013 03:38 PM, Lonnie Olson wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 2:57 PM, S. Dale Morrey <sdalemorrey at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> I agree, but the pessimist in me doubts Google would just join as a
> Utopia provider. Google has a historical tendency to want to control
> all of that. I think it would be more likely that Google would just
> buy Utopia. Since Utopia is still struggling, I think the Utopia
> cities would jump on the chance to have it sold to get their money
> back if Google was to offer.
> If Google did neither and just competed with Utopia it would be
> disaster. Utopia can't compete with Google, and Utopia cities would
> be left with defaulted bonds. That would be sad.
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