[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
Douglas A. Walter
dawalter at dcn.org
Tue Mar 26 20:01:51 PDT 2019
Hi, and thank you for putting that out, John. Rob didn't mention that the meeting on 3/27 is a Broadband Advisory Task Force meeting. For the moment, makes sure that you address the people I'm pasting into your template: the Task Force Chair and the City staff working on this. It is also not the case that there's "a proposal developed by DavisGIG," while there have been substantive discussions on a BATF subcommittee. I guess the current agenda isn't taking the report from that group into account before endorsing the give-away proposal?
On Mar 26, 2019, at 5:29 PM, John Steggall <steggall at dcn.org> wrote:
> RAN, et al.,
> How is this for a template to write to the city and UCD?
Broadband Advisory Task Force chair:
Chris Clements <clements at ucdavis.edu>
City staff to Broadband Advisory Task Force:
Diane Parro <dparro at cityofdavis.org>
Sarah Worley <sworley at cityofdavis.org>
Zoe Mirabile <zmirabile at cityofdavis.org>
> 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 a proposal developed by the Broadband Advisory Task Force subcommittee 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
> Hi All
> 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.
> Robert Nickerson
> UCD Class of 1996
> CEO, Om Networks
> cell: 5308483865
> Please ref our wiki for details, documents and contacts:
> Davisgig mailing list
> Davisgig at list.omsoft.com
Doug Walter (home account)
dawalter at dcn.org
"Wag more, bark less"
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