[Chugalug] EPB articles at timesfreepress.com

David Snyder davids at volstate.net
Thu Oct 4 15:18:53 UTC 2012

I think my key words are "...as advertised".

If EPB was a transport layer only that would be great.  EPB as a retail competitor on the other hand IS unfair competition.  Since when is Government competing with its own citizens a good thing?

From: chugalug-bounces at chugalug.org [mailto:chugalug-bounces at chugalug.org] On Behalf Of Aaron welch
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 11:06 AM
To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] EPB articles at timesfreepress.com

Metronet happend.  I know because I actually built it.  Bellsouth (now AT&T again), EPB, and the city pulled the plug after there was an uproar about unfair competition.  It sucked having to pull all that gear out of the colos and watch it sit until it was recycled and this was 10 years ago.


On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 10:31 AM, David Snyder <davids at volstate.net<mailto:davids at volstate.net>> wrote:
I remember well those days.  Do you recall the original 'Chattanooga Metronet"?  That is how EPB originally conned local service providers to support their network.  It was supposed to be a transport layer only for the benefit of all.  My how the "vision" has changed.  VOLstate was a "charter member" of that project that never happened as advertised.

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From: chugalug-bounces at chugalug.org<mailto:chugalug-bounces at chugalug.org> [mailto:chugalug-bounces at chugalug.org<mailto:chugalug-bounces at chugalug.org>] On Behalf Of Mike Harrison
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 10:24 AM
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Subject: Re: [Chugalug] EPB articles at timesfreepress.com<http://timesfreepress.com>
On Thu, 4 Oct 2012, David Snyder wrote:
> 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

In direct violation of my original agreements with EPB Telecom, they went after my (Chattanooga Online's) larger customers, even the ones that were not on EPB's network. Even customers expicitly named in the agreements..
and this was long before they have fiber..

My lawyers advice was: You can't afford to fight them.

My advice is: Walk carefully in the snake pit.

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