Who? Muni broadband? Are there laws to prevent such implementation? Google Fiber? Are there regulations allowing twisted pole dancing? Jesus? Are there regulations preventing Jesus from performing miracles that go against the incumbent players best interests?
The solution can be rather complex once you take all the ways the telcos can screw a city into account.
I suspect Jesus would scream around and kick some businessmen desks if He was here today. The only difference is it wouldn't be in a temple.
Here's an idea: add means for people to become benefactors of determined themes or even journalistic works in progress.
For instance: I like journalist X so the outlet he works at allows me to be his benefactor giving him/her some money now or supporting him/her monthly. I like a determined subject, say "Trump's black past: a Michael Jackson Replay" so I can sponsor it. It's not mandatory. It's kind of like flattr but it could be used to pre-fund some stuff.
Yesterday I didn't want to go to the TV room and tried to find an open broadcast channel to stream via the internet on my phone. The option exists either for a hefty paid option or through shady, illegal sites. Why there isn't an official channel where I can stream the thing is a mystery in this day and age.
They are not 'misunderstanding' cord cutting. They are actively denying it, much like the cable companies and broadcasters are.
Sure, the fee is bullshit. But why not charge it when the Government couldn't care less about the ways we screw the customer and when they pretend they do it just ends in a gentle wrist slap? Oh and also, near monopoly. - Honest DirecTV
Settlement? SETTLEMENT? Look, my life was ruined. I don't want a lousy settlement. I want the responsible to pay as dearly as I did, I want the money to be as much as I could not earn and will possibly not earn anymore because of this. This should end in some serious consequences for those responsible for the error and for not double checking AND at least 20 years worth of his annual earnings.
I keep saying the abuses will keep happening if people are not punished accordingly.
- Your car would be monitored and the data about your GPS and if possible the contents, people and other details from inside would be sold for whoever for money. Without your knowledge. - If you didn't secure your car with encrypted signal, your radio would have advertisement injected into it. Or plastered on your windshield Acme style. - They'd give your toll fancy names like Xfinity and pretend it's 'moar awesomer' than the G road that's coming to town that does nothing of the above.
Along with Mike and others above. So much good about this road eh?