I'm involved in a project in my town to start and expand a municipal network. Do you have any more info, links and stuff to help with that?
I was not directly involved in the planning or implementation of HCS (the second link above), but I participated in the community meetings and talked to voters and such to get it passed on the ballot. At the time I worked for one of the towns larger employers and was sick and tired of the poor service choices available.
I am sure you can contact HCS and eventually get put in contact with someone that was part of it all to give you more information.
Edit: Highland, IL is a bit unusual due to the fact that until deregulation forced it, the only place to buy electricity was from the city. Most towns do not maintain their own utilities. The benefit this provided to the fiber project was that the city already had rights to poles and easements to run the fiber.
Edit 2: Highland, IL was severely under served for internet. For telephones service, the ILECs kept selling the town around until it eventually ended up with Verizon, and they don't want it. The infrastructure was never upgraded over the years nor was the CO equipment. There is not not even any 15 year old DSL available, because there is no equipment in the CO for it.
For cable service, the town did get cable internet from Charter back in late 1999 along with all the other towns in the area. But like the phone companies, never upgraded the network afterwards. In 2007/2008 when the HCS project was still in meetings with residents trying to decide a path forward, Charter sent people to tell the residents what a huge mistake it was and waste of taxpayer money. But for some reason, the next month the town was swamped with Charter vehicles working on the lines and within months DOCSIS 2 level of service was finally available.
well, the initial export to PST failed. and i've already deleted the account from comcast. therefor i can't convert using outlook b/c it has to authenticate with the server that it no longer has an account on.
Problem is, he's not giving good reasons for moving on and keeps making crap up. There is a way for him to handle it well, but he isn't doing that. He's basically refusing to listen to reason, refusing to explain to management why what they are doing is bad and/or won't even work and he's instead attacking the people trying most to help him. Basically he's being lazy and foolish. He might have reasons for not telling management the truth, but he's not sharing those or even suggesting that they exist. Instead he makes up reasons like "he's only supposed to fix the one device" which he can't do, so that reason isn't valid. Then he makes up a different, conflicting reason, in another post.
I agree, there are times to accept that we can't always do the best thing. But this is a case of someone demanding bad advice and just refusing to accept good advice when it is give. It isn't a case where, from anything we can see in the thread, he is limited to only do the wrong thing. He's just being foolish all around (both in his tech and how he presents it to us.)
And there is no good advice to give. He's already stated that what he wants to do doesn't work. So the one thing he demands he's already ruled out!
Consumerist articles tend to be on the rather self serving side. Beside the fact that Comcast couldn't give two shits about someone, let alone enough to actively seek out folks and find out where they work. As was stated in the article, why would Comcast single out this individual when they get calls every single day of "I'm a lawyer at a big firm" or "I'm the CEO of important company".
Smells like bullshit to me.
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