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Comment: Re:Wrong question (Score 1) 39 39

"Would a computer ever WANT to paint a sunset, or write a sonnet?"

Most humans don't want to do these things, either. Even the people who do these things, they don't do them because they WANT to do them. They do them because it is in their nature. "Want" has nothing to do with it.

Comment: Re:Shocking... (Score 1) 122 122

don't want one company to be able to dictate prices by controlling the cable.

Yeah this is why we have contractual agreements between ISPs and local governments. The local government owns the land that the cable passes through, and it can take the right to use the cables away from the company if it doesn't use the resource in a responsible manner. That's the theory anyway.

So NO, no company is "controlling the cable", your local government is "controlling the cable" and you have the ability to get involved here.

Comment: Re:Undefined or ambiguous language (Score 1) 122 122

If Verizon is unable to provide a connection to a resident because an asshole landlord is unwilling to allow the connection, how is that Verizon's fault?

The telephone companies were MARVELLOUSLY successful at passing laws that prevented landlords from getting in the way if the tenants wanted telephone service. If they REALLY wanted the customers they would further manipulate the lawmakers into making it ILLEGAL for landlords to interfere with Internet wiring.

Comment: Re:It's business (Score 1) 122 122

Should they break into the buildings/apartments that refuse to allow to install FIOS despit the tennants wanting it?

They were pretty good at convincing the government that everyone needs a telephone, and they got government backing behind laws that make telephones available to everyone. Why not the same for Internet?

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