Saturday, May 27, 2006

Net Neutrality and Developers

When developers build a subdivision, they have to put in roads and infrastructure (water, sewer, and gas lines, plus electricity). The city or county gets easements on that property for right-of-ways. The power company installs poles or trenches. All on property originally owned by the developer. Plus a portion of the land has to be established as conservation. Now some communities want a portion of the houses to be worker affordable. Developers don't make money on roads, easements or conservation lots --- but that is what it takes to get your permits to build your neighborhood. How is this kind of regulation any different than the Telcos having to build the infrastructure that they have been paid for and promised back in 1999?????

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