[OT] Google Fiber (probably) coming to Provo

Todd Millecam tyggna at gmail.com
Wed Apr 17 15:59:42 MDT 2013


Oh, after reading the agreement, google has agreed to pay back a portion of
the bond--so, I'm good.


On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 3:42 PM, Lloyd Brown <lloyd_brown at byu.edu> wrote:

> And at least some of the mayors of Utoipa cities apparently want it:
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4ONiV_iRZZI
>
> Lloyd Brown
> Systems Administrator
> Fulton Supercomputing Lab
> Brigham Young University
> http://marylou.byu.edu
>
> 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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Todd Millecam


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