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Raleigh Area Underwhelmed With Google Fiber

October 26, 2017

ABC 11 in Raleigh, N.C. recently sent reporter Jon Camp to examine whether taxpayer-subsidized Google Fiber had made any progress bringing high-speed broadband to the city and its surrounding areas. Google Fiber announced its entry into the Raleigh market in January 2015 with the help of the former governor and seven mayors. At the time, …

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Google Fiber’s Corporate Welfare Model Is Failing

October 26, 2016

Google Fiber, which has received massive subsidies from city and county governments around the nation and has bought failing taxpayer-funding Internet Service Providers (ISPs) for pennies on the dollar, this week announced that it is cutting staff.  According to Bloomberg, “Craig Barratt, head of the Access unit that includes Google Fiber, is leaving, and about …

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“A New Form Of Corporate Welfare”

June 10, 2016

Last month, the Coalition for the New Economy explored the reasons behind Google’s support for government-owned broadband networks. This week, the Taxpayer Protection Alliance took up the same question. TPA President David Williams wrote that Google’s cozy relationship with the government, especially with the federal government, “goes back years” and argued Federal Communications Commission (FCC) …

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Why Does Google Support Municipal Broadband?

May 18, 2016

The Coalition for the New Economy has routinely argued that, if local governments get into the broadband market, they should do so as partners with the private sector, not as competitors. Not all public-private partnerships are good for taxpayers and consumers, however, especially when they advantage one private provider over all other competitors. If municipal …

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