Lake County wins broadband battle

  • Article by: Steve Alexander , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 19, 2013 - 9:36 PM

The state’s biggest federally funded broadband project gets go-ahead after a three-year fight.

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tooty123Apr. 20, 13 2:37 PM

Good! The private companies COULD have expanded their broadband into the rural areas but didn't. So Lake County took it upon themselves to service their constituents. Sure wish there were more counties in the metro area that would compete with Comcast! Outrageous pricing!

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rconawayMay. 6, 13 6:19 PM

So tell my again why the government is using taxpayers money to compete with private business? Oh yea, because they know better, that's it. Mediacom, Frontier, and every other ISP in the country deliver what the customer wants at a price they are willing to pay. Why should taxpayers in Florida pay so Lake County residents get a cheaper, subsidized internet. And when the government wipes out private industry, who is paying the taxes to keep this system running? Stupid, short-term Obama welfare state mentality wins again. Why doesn't the county open up a grocery store and start selling prices cheaper than the local supermarkets. Wait, how about a clothing store since they can obviously do it cheaper. Who needs retailers when the government does it so much better and cheaper. And the Florida taxpayers would be happy to fund that since it's only their money the government is stealing and redirecting. This welfare state mentality needs to stop and the incompetent bureacrats who think this is a good idea need to be fired.

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ceciledianMay. 22, 1312:37 PM

Re: rconaway - 75% of Lake County residents and business have no access to broadband - could you live without it? I've been trying to get access near Silver Bay and the only option available is satellite, which has capped usage, is extremely expensive, unreliable, not to mention the latency issues with that kind of service will probably preclude me from using it as I hoped, which is for telecommuting for my employer.

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