Friday, January 31, 2014

SHOCK!!! LEGISLATION COULD STOP GOOGLE FIBER IN KANSAS!!!

Consumerist reports on a proposed Sunflower State tech crackdown: Kansas Legislature Wants To Stop Any Other Kansas Cities From Getting Google Fiber

The blogger verdict on this move: "A law that claims to protect competition by prohibiting competitors from entering the field? That’s an interesting trick. In its very limited expansion so far, municipal fiber doesn’t seem to end competition as much as it seems to increase it."

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13 Comments:

Anonymous said...

So.. Maybe this explains why Overland Park botched its chance at Google Fiber? Just a wild conspiracy theory....

Anonymous said...

It does seem like a whole lot of subsidies for one company.

They don't make those subsidies available to TWC or Comcast.

Anonymous said...

Business claims to hate government unless it can be used to stifle competition, subsidize certain groups, or support prices. Then government is great, and that's why many billions are spent each year in Washington and state capitals on lobbying.
Nothing new to see here, please move along.

Anonymous said...

Cable fights back. Spend money on lobbyists instead of customer service... brilliant

Anonymous said...

Overland Park didn't botch anything.

They sent Google the message if your going to do business here your going to do it right and pay your fair share.

Anonymous said...

LOL @ pay your fair share to do business in OP. Literally the queen of corporate welfare in this country. No one does business there without wild subsidies. Too bad the rubes that live there are too blind to see that they are a Ponzi scheme for corporatist tit suckers.

Anonymous said...

Blocking Google fiber is the kind of thing you would expect from the Kansas Legislature.

A more retrograde bunch of brain-damaged fat white apes never existed anywhere outside of a zoo for retarded animals.

Kansas is a state totally run by wing-nut christian fuckwits. Expect only the worst from them, because that's what you're going to get.

Anonymous said...

In other words cox and time warner are squeezing on their nads.

Anonymous said...

Google knew what they were doing when they started in KCK. The KCK give away program was not duplicated in other cities. Boo hoo and end out the lobbyist.

Anonymous said...

Maybe someone told them Google Fiber was a type of birth control and they freaked out about it.

Anonymous said...

It's not too late to stop this.

Kansans are working to kill SB 304. If you think issue is important, please take a moment to weigh in.

http://kansansforbroadbandaccess.com/

Anonymous said...

Uhhh Washington state already has this law...so maybe it's just bad policy not some right wing Christian fucktard problem

Beside, ks leg is no cookies than the slobbering retards in Jeff city

Anonymous said...

TW is the biggest POS cable system! Yes you bet they feel the heat! People cant wait to dump those SHs. TW sevice sucks!