[Davisgig] [Davisgig-announce] 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

Joshua Zeldner zeldner at colorado.edu
Tue Mar 26 19:53:09 PDT 2019


Thank you for this warning! I just posted on nextdoor about it. Can you confirm location of the meeting and maybe official name of the meeting or of the groups who are meeting?

Thank you,

Josh Zeldner
www.zspecialtyfood.com <http://www.zspecialtyfood.com/>





> On Mar 26, 2019, at 4:54 PM, Omsoft Systems Administration via Davisgig-announce <davisgig-announce at list.davisgig.org> wrote:
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> 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 one.
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> This does not pump broadband money back into the city.
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> this does not provide lower pricing through competition.
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> This does not allow business and homes to be securely and privately connected
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> this does not give our major School, City, and Public facilities Internet access for a one time cost.
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> It does not allow for an entrepreneur to come along and sell a new product to our marketplace.
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> this does not see to privacy, net neutrality or digital divide.
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> Check out this video from a company that makes a software product that could be one of the ones to run our network.
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> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC-eqnU_eL8
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> In Ammon Id right now, 100 MBps is $10 per month. Why ? Competition on a municipal owned fiber plant.
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> This does not do anything innovative or interesting with a Davis fiber ecosystem, as it will be under lock and key. Don't 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.
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> This meeting is the MOST IMPORTANT MEETING of this entire process. If you still care or do care about making this, please come and give a public comment. Or mail one to
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> sworley at cityofdavis.org and clements at ucdavis.edu
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> Make no mistake, if this is allowed to proceed, DavisGIG, a community fiber plant that could unleash all sorts of good things, is dead.
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> Sorry to be grim, but that is what is going on.
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> Thanks
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> RAN
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