Sympathy for Fiber for Our Future

In a truly nasty fight in Illinois the Fiber for Our Future proponents have lost their fight to be allowed to even explore trying to put together a privately-funded fiber optic network. (See the returns for Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles.)

Honestly, these returns were the result of a poisonous attack that was based almost entirely on demonstrable falsehood. The truth simply got buried by flood of incumbent money.

The lesson for us all is that something is really wrong in this country when a combination of money, greed, and outright lying can have its way no matter what the actual facts of the matter. It’s a shame.

See Karl Bode’s “Greed, Lies, and ‘Progress’ Corporations and American Broadband” written shortly before the election.

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