Updated Jun. 13, 2014 at 6:10 a.m.

Premium Lock Durham strikes agreement with AT&T for ultrafast Internet network

Published: 2014-06-12 10:49:00
Updated: 2014-06-13 06:10:19

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The City of Durham has reached an agreement with AT&T to deploy an ultrafast Internet network as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative. AT&T is seeking to build a fiber network ahead of Google, which has listed the Triangle as one of the targets for its Google Fiber network. Raleigh has given preliminary approval....

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Because they need access to utilities that are sometimes located on City property. I'd like to know if they limited future deals with companies like RST fiber or google by making this deal.

ATT, Verizon and cable companies have been given grants by the feds for years to increase capabilities and instead of increasing bandwidth abilities the companies foolishly invested in programming. Now those same companies are wishing to charge to unblock speeds to allow netflix and other programming they do not own. The "last mile" providers like ATT, Verizon and Time Warner will be dialing your bandwidth down to shake down payments from programming they don't own. Why? if the backbone can provide it does last mile carriers have issues?

I would much rather do business with RST or Google than these other snake oil salesmen. Their bad investments on programming is neither my fault, nor responsibility. Provide the services you state you provide without constricting bandwidth.
Someone needs to explain to me why private businesses, looking to expand their services, must get any type of approval or "cut a deal" with local government. Local officials got to get paid off first?
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