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    Posted by DrRon Suarez on August 17, 2023 at 12:40 pm

    If a primary reason Internet is unaffordable is because of the lack of choice, does ACP reinforce this lack of choice by providing subsidies to incumbent ISPs, who are the only provider in a specific geography, while not promoting competition via open access?

    DrRon Suarez replied 6 months ago 1 Member · 1 Reply
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    DrRon Suarez

    December 13, 2023 at 12:52 pm

    Ron Suarez (You) 12:25 PM

    Ryan Johnston: Are communities listed on the Next Century Cities website supposed to make connectivity affordable? Ann Arbor is listed on the website. When I asked about the cost to connect to a backhaul, I was told: It is $105,000.00 one-time fee per pair. (one time entry fee) $10,500 annually per pair

    Ron, you can view the principles that our members agree to when they sign up for membership at

    Communities who join us are working towards universal, high-speed, affordable broadband for their residents, but we do not prescribe how they are to achieve that. We also don’t have Industry funders or members, and so we don’t have the resources or connections to help our members negotiate prices for connections with providers.

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