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doesnotplaywellwithothers (Don Zimmer)

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Editorial: Pressure tactics

My understanding of "common carrier" what Wicked is asking for is that once they make their deal with the City any new company that wants to do high speed internet has to go thru them. "wet my beak" and pay tribute Tony Soprano would say. So once they sign up their 300 users they can require any other internet company to pay them for the thousands of other hookups to meet their demands. Correct me if I am wrong.

From today's Wall Street journal

"Meanwhile, liberal agitation for Title II is crowding out a real issue facing the Internet: the government-created problem of limited competition among broadband providers. Most cities have granted oligopoly power to cable and phone companies, reducing consumer choice. Google pledges to expand its high-speed Google Fiber broadband to cities that agree to deregulate. Instead of grabbing more power for itself, the FCC should press cities to open access to new competitors for the good of all consumers."

Forbes or Fortune recently did an article of LED lamp posts in Cities. Besides the energy and costs savings it goes on to say new technology employs using the lamp posts as a method of mounting devises that replace buried cable for high speed cable.

Who knows what the technology will be in 10 years.

what I do not understand with all the red flags they are even interested in keeping this on the table. But with the way they have handled priorities and financing I guess this falls in line.

January 26, 2015 at 12:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City struggles to interpret Wicked Broadband's finances as it considers $300k loan guarantee

I did not mean they currently have 10 year old technology but if they default in the future their collateral may be obsolete such as 10 year old technology is now.

November 9, 2014 at 2:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City struggles to interpret Wicked Broadband's finances as it considers $300k loan guarantee

Anyone who has ever cosigned a loan knows by the time the guarantee gets to the final co-signer the loan amount is greatly increased by fees, atty's, etc..

Also, what is the value of ten year old technology (dial up modems and computers) as collateral..

Forbes or Fortune recently did an article of LED lamp posts in Cities. Besides the energy and costs savings it goes on to say new technology employs using the lamp posts as a method of mounting devises that replace buried cable for high speed cable.

Who knows what the technology will be in 10 years.

what I do not understand with all the red flags they are even interested in keeping this on the table. But with the way they have handled priorities and financing I guess this falls in line.

November 9, 2014 at 2:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposed shopping center near SLT faces uphill battle at City Hall

"Do as I say, not as I do" A prime example is the cities site selection for a new police station. Even though they already own several sites with infrastructure and "shovel ready" tthey want another site with neither because it fits their criteria better. yet when a developer requests the same they ignore that.

Second as a retail centers owner in the midwest all signs and companies report that the day of the "corfield mall" is over and site selection is more infill and closer to roof tops and existing synergy.

August 11, 2014 at 3:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City officials tell Orscheln Farm and Home it can't sell chickens or ducks from its Lawrence store

Per previous postings one case where 99.99% was amazed that all political and ideology parties agreed, that it was just a matter of common sense, only mr. .001% would make this a political issue.
Relax, it must be a burden to be an expert on every situation.

May 7, 2012 at 2:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City officials tell Orscheln Farm and Home it can't sell chickens or ducks from its Lawrence store

When was the last time a public employee was fired

May 4, 2012 at 11:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City officials tell Orscheln Farm and Home it can't sell chickens or ducks from its Lawrence store

It would be interesting to know at what level this was originated, pushed thru and approved.

May 4, 2012 at 11:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City officials tell Orscheln Farm and Home it can't sell chickens or ducks from its Lawrence store

Sources tell me this is a power play between com. And entrenched staff.with a union slowdown. You cannot fire someone for doing their job. An example that happened to me was while trying to clear customs with hundreds of people in line the agents were searching every piece of luggage , causing huge delays. While trying to make Lawrence more business friendly the staff is revolting. Take a look at how many times the com has had to become involved in common sense decisions,

May 4, 2012 at 10:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Raises, budget up for approval at school board

"with compensation proposed to go up by a total of 3.3 percent."

Am confused, do administrators receive a 3.3% increase on their $100,000+ salary or just the one time

"a $250 bump in base salary, payable beginning with the September paychecks; and a $1,000 check, issued just before Christma" or both?

August 7, 2011 at 8:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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