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What Is Wrong With Colorado?

For the record, the State of Oklahoma reported that they just completed their fiber build-out without problems. Even the Navajo Nation has better telecommunications services in rural areas than anything in Colorado. Why are needs are not being met? The author of this page has waited over 15 years (now 16 years) with the hope of getting (>15 Mbit) connect speeds to the Internet. The telephone company
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Cory Gardner (top) - Political Dirt Bag
in this area is no little independent telco. It's a $multi-billion dollar telephone company (NYSE: TDS) that apparently refuses to provide what the community wants and needs. As of this writing EagleNet has been allowed to continue with their fiber installs in Colorado's rural areas. The dirt bag politicians Cory Gardner, Jerry Sonnenberg and Owen Hill and their phony interrogation of Randy Zila has thankfully not stopped EagleNet. They think $200,000 is an outrageous sum to be paid to someone charged with installing a statewide fiber optic network. As a comparison, the CEO of TDS makes a cool $2.26 million (Yahoo Finance ) and I haven't been able to get decent Internet speeds out of TDS for 15 plus years (or is that the point?). If you want to really get sick order the "Broadbandits" book from Amazon and read it. . Literally $750 billion stolen from the American people and nobody, especially Cory Gardner, gives a damn. I won't bother listing the salaries for organizations like CenturyLink, AT&T, Verizon etc. which are equal or higher. They also, in most rural cases, are complete failures (see below) or offer only slower and more expensive wireless services.
Colorado Legislative Audit Committee -
For those interested in who is acting on behalf of the public in Colorado go here. I have little faith in this group. I suspect not one of them has any detailed knowledge of how fiber optic systems function or who controls them. No one in this group appears to appreciate the known nation wide criminal element with which they are dealing. As with all politicians, the emphasis appears to be on looking good in the public's eye and getting re-elected.
Phony Questions & Statements -
Cory Gardner; "And this is another stimulus funded program that appears to have significant problems in the way that it was run and the way it was managed." Looks like Republican Cory doesn't like public projects under cutting deadbeat private/corporate businesses. I guess it doesn't matter that such telecom businesses have been a miserable failure for the past nearly two decades getting Internet access to Colorado customers in desperate need of it. I quess it doesn't matter to Cory Gardner that estimates range from $200 billion to $750 billions of dollars that US Citizens have been screwed out of by the telephone companies. Go to the Qwest page to see more.
Dirty Tricks To The Max -
The only reason these crooks get away with what they do is because the people don't know the details or don't care. Too much dirt to list here. Go to the links in the upper right starting with Senate Bill 05-152. As reported, written by Qwest with Philip Anschutz influence and money then sponsored through the legislature by a Qwest puppet Cheri Jahn, why is this bill even around anymore. It should have died when they locked up Anschutz's good buddy Joe Nacchio. AT&T seems to be in the criminal headlines the most
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Anschutz & Cheri Jahn
lately. Same old story. Tell them anything they want to hear. Promise them the moon and then screw them at every turn.
Even the Bloomberg business site is highlighting the backward, near 3rd world status of U.S. telecommunications systems. Links to the upper right. Rest assured, as long as 05-152 is in force, CentruyLink, TDS, and others feel no need to rush at providing fiber service. They can take their time and milk their totally outdated and inappropriate networks to the max.
Dr. Rick Smith vs. Dr. Michel Guitè -
I keep running into this name in fiber articles related to EagleNet. For those interested his profile can be found on Linkedin here. Nowhere in his bio do I find reference to "design of high speed fiber optic multiplexers" or "operation and maintenance of state or multi-state high speed fiber optic networks". Maybe if he came out of the Internet 2 network organization or the National Lambda Rail Network organization I would be more impressed. As it is, I'm not. If Dr. Smith wants to contribute something maybe he can put together a site like this one and let us all know exactly how these networks should be designed and run?
As for Dr. Michel Guitè, you can view his written report here or you can view a video about him here (MP4 format). You can decide who knows what he is doing and who doesn't.
Truth & A Breath Of Fresh Air -
I really have trouble writing about all the corruption and deception in the telecom industry. It makes me both depressed and very angry. What is going on here, however, is not unique. On the power side, I also lived through the Enron fiasco. American greed is alive and well at many levels. This author makes every effort possible to deliver the uncolored truth about issues. The Internet is a great equalizer. Every human being should have the opportunity to use the Internet for good and to it's fullest potential. The people pictured on this page seem to have another agenda. I feel these people don't come close to having your best interests at heart
National Telecommunications and Information Administration - NTIA
Without an organization like the NTIA, I feel there would be little hope for rural dwellers in obtaining high speed Internet access. Large quantities of subsidy and rate payers dollars have been poured into the traditional carriers with little to show for the effort. Traditional bell-head carriers are out to make money for stock holders with little thought or concern for rural customers and the communities they live in. Make no mistake, even though there has been unprecedented advances in technology, these carriers are doing everything possible to preserve their very slow ever more expensive to maintain, metallic copper pair cable plant.
Money, Money Everywhere -
The saddest part of this story is that it appears the funds to build the necessary fiber infrastructure are available. As stated before it appears idelolgy and political wrangling is largely behind the blocking of these funds for use in rural areas. For a view of what is going on please read the following document. Now you know why I feel virtually all politicians are nothing but dirt bags.
Summary -
The forces holding back deployment of much needed fiber optic technology in Colorado is largely political. The claims made to date simply don't hold water. Promises have been made in the past and those promises have been broken, forgotten and ignored.
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