[Davisgig] DavisGIG is on the ropes and is about to be knocked out at the next meeting TOMORROW NIGHT 3/27 6:30 pm city chambers
steggall at dcn.org
Tue Mar 26 17:29:04 PDT 2019
RAN, et al.,
How is this for a template to write to the city and UCD?
I am concerned about news that the City of Davis may invite a major private carrier to install fiber optic infrastructure in the city. I am against this and would prefer to see the city continue exploring the proposal developed by DavisGIG which would:
* Provide the city with its own broadband resources
* Stimulate competition
* Guarantee private internet connections for business and homes
* Give our school, city, and public facilities internet access for a one time cost
There are no guarantees that a major carrier will honor privacy, net neutrality or the digital divide. Please do not derail the DavisGIG process!
Your Name Here
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:40:13 -0700
From: Robert Nickerson <rob at omsoft.com>
To: Davis gig <davisgig at list.omsoft.com>
Subject: [Davisgig] DavisGIG is on the ropes and is about to be
knocked out at the next meeting TOMORROW NIGHT 3/27 6:30 pm city
Specifically, some City Staff have invited a MAJOR private Fiber carrier
into town, and giving them free use of city conduit to build out in
exchange? for 12 fibers between some city buildings. . the justification
is comcast will start charging now that the inet is overand the comcast
franchise is expired. This will serve as a basis for a residential build
out by wave, generating another physical monopoly on internet, the fiber
based kind. Comcast has a cable infrastructure monopoly, att has a phone
This does not pump broadband money back into the city.
this does not provide lower pricing through competition.
This does not allow business and homes to be securely and privately
this does not give our major School, City, and Public facilities
Internet access for a one time cost.
It does not allow for an entrprenuer to come along and sell a new
product to our marketplace.
this does not see to privacy, net neutrality or digital divide.
Check out this video from a company that makes a software product that
could be one of the ones to run our network.
In Ammon Id right now, 100 MBps is $10 per month. Why ? Competition on a
municipal owned fiber plant.
This does not do anything innovative or interesting with a Davis fiber
ecosystem, as it will be under lock and key. Dont get me wrong, I'm
happy to have wave come and? compete on community owned fiber, and
others of course as well .just? Not on an exclusive basis. Once this is
done, there is no other physical infrastructure coming that replaces
fiber. once fiber is built out with a private company, its just all
locked up with them.
This meeting is the MOST IMPORTANT MEETING of this entire process. If
you still care or do care about making thi, please come and give a
public comment. Or mail one to
sworley at cityofdavis.org and clements at ucdavis.edu
Make no mistake, if this is allowed to proceed, DavisGIG, a community
fiber plant that could unleash all sorts of good things, is dead.
Sorry to be grim, but that is what is going on.
UCD Class of 1996
CEO, Om Networks
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