In all of the arguments the various broadband providers have been making against muni-broadband, one of the more popular ones is that it's unfair competition, and the muni-provider would basically have a "monopoly" on the town or city. They usually go on to talk about the importance of competition. Well, apparently, that doesn't apply to themselves. You don't see them complaining at all when they can strike deals with new home developments that requires homeowners to use only the approved services (found via Broadband Reports). In fact, many of these developments simply include the fees to the broadband providers directly in the Home Owners Association fees -- meaning you're paying for it whether or not you use it. Apparently, those types of monopolies are just fine.
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