[OT] Google Fiber (probably) coming to Provo
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:
> Lloyd Brown
> Systems Administrator
> 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>
> >> I would be very, very concerned about Google buying Utopia. Leasing
> >> capacity as a provider, ok. But introducing yet another monopoly when
> >> 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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