Providers are asking the US to ban the development of the municipal high-speed Internet


As сообщает edition Guardian, Association telecom providers USTelecom (there enters, for example, AT & T) appealed to the Federal Communications Commission with a request to block the plans of the authorities Chattanooga (Tennessee) and Wilson (North Carolina) for the development of municipal networks of high-speed access.

Representatives of providers indicated that care about the money of taxpayers - in their opinion municipal networks are expensive, but do not always work very well.

Municipal networks are not proven to be effective [...], so it is reasonable to limit or prohibit such activity. Blockquote> In this case, the network of the city of Chattanooga is one of the "fastest" in the US - its users to connect to Internet at a speed of 1 gigabit per second, which is about 50 times faster than the national average. Access to the city-owned company provides EPB - this project привлек considerable attention throughout the country. At present, the company appealed to the Commission on a request for extension of its area of ​​activity - Internet providers, led by Comcast previously tried unsuccessfully in court to prohibit use EPB fiber-optic transmission line.

In the small town of Wilson in size (population 49,000 people) also launched a municipal service high speed Greenlight - low tariffs owned by the city of заставили Time Warner to lower their prices. Later corporation in court trying to put the work Greenlight outlawed.


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USTelecom Association says that such projects should be under greater control, particularly in some states for the development of new networks need public hearings, and in some limited scope for tariff reductions. Providers are asked to apply the existing restrictions in order to protect users from the risk of municipal networks face undue level of service.

The press service of the municipal provider Chattanooga EPB The Guardian said that the inhabitants of each town should be able to select the method for producing a high-speed connection.

Private companies are not thinking about all the people are, without exception, but the city-owned companies like EPB was originally created in order to provide access to critical infrastructure to all and sundry.
Blockquote> The Federal Communications Commission previously called Internet service providers to participate in a special конкурсе Gigabit City Challenge, in which each of the 50 states in the US in 2015 should see at least one location, with access to the network at a speed of 1 gigabit. After the announcement of the start of the competition, many online media stated that he is an attempt by the Commission to delay the development of high-speed services, the cities themselves and new market players, such as Google, with its Fiber .



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