Too late for city broadband investment
Original post made by Sue Kemp, Old Palo Alto, on Mar 3, 2007
They missed their opportunity. Five years ago, even three years ago, there were many more people who were still using dial-up. Now even I, a totally non-techie person, finally went broadband a couple of years ago.
Why would I want to change? What inducement would there be? Why would the thousands of others who already have broadband want to change?
Unless the city could count on massive business use, I think they'll end up losing their shirts, I mean our shirts. After having wasted (what is it projected to cost now?) some $50,000,000 desperately needed for other areas of the budget.
If it were left up to me, I wouldn't even consider it.