Fighting Telecom Giants

Friday, February 21, 2014


All across the country, communities are fighting to build their own broadband internet networks as an alternative to the services offered by big cable companies. However, these efforts have often been thwarted by legislation lobbied for by, you guessed it, the cable companies. Bob talks with James Baller, president of the Baller Herbst Law group, who has long been leading the legal charge on behalf of municipalities.

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Comments [2]

Google owning the cookies, the searches and now the very pipeline?

Well, I guess as long as it promises to do no evil….

Feb. 25 2014 01:58 PM
clopha deshotel from Bridgeport CT

Loved this story, but I have to admit the key (hook?) was hearing about Lafayette, Louisiana. I attended college there and attended some of the community gatherings when Acadian Ambulance was calling attention to the confusion, and delays, of street names. It was quite a process, and it was driven by emotions partially and many outbursts of every flavor. Progress and pain, with patience...what a good recollection this was! Many thanks!!!

Feb. 22 2014 07:01 AM

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