[Chugalug] EPB articles at timesfreepress.com

Stephen Haywood stephen at averagesecurityguy.info
Thu Oct 4 14:39:40 UTC 2012

On Oct 4, 2012, at 10:06 AM, Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com> wrote:

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> On 10/4/2012 9:56 AM, David Snyder wrote:
>> So did I.  BTW, their rate of $9000 per month is actually higher
>> than private market prices for a ?gig?.
>> We also have been asking EPB to ?open? their network to us.  We
>> want to provide our services over their publicly owned fiber
>> network.  The idea is that my company would interconnect with EPB
>> and utilize them for ?loops?, not even using their bandwidth to
>> deliver services.  We would sell the EPB loops at full retail small
>> business rates.  So far, that idea has not gotten anywhere in over
>> 2 years.  EPB is not only wasting Chattanooga?s dollars on this
>> network, they are also not even trying to be ?open?.   This is
>> Government competition with small business ? they are NOT small
>> business friendly as they would prefer that small service providers
>> go away.
> They have what you want.... but it will cost you $125/month per site,
> plus a charge at your location/interconnect.  I stick with my stance
> that their service should be Layer 2 or below only....
I would love to see this throughout the country. Infrastructure
providers should be COMPLETELY separate from content providers.

> Regards,
> dtb
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