Nimby laws will keep Google Fiber out of its own backyard
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All Google has accomplished so far by including 5 Silicon Valley cities on its list of 34 candidates for fiber build-outs is to prove that California is a land of opportunity for obstructionists and not for broadband. To build on its home turf, Google Fiber has to accept that state and local laws allow anyone with an objection – no matter how trivial – to snarl and delay construction for months or even years.
The clearest warning comes in Palo Alto’s response to the Google Fiber City Checklist.… More