It feels like déjà vu – last week I reported on Chris Mitchell reporting on the lcoal provider in Sibley County discouraging a community-supported fiber network. Today I’m reporting on Christ Mitchell’s latest report that Mediacom (the local provider) sent letters to folks in Silver Bay and Two Harbors warning them of the dangers of the Lake County community-supported fiber network, which received ARRA funding.
Chris has a copy of two letters: one from Mediacom complaining about a clause of the joint powers ordiance and the other is from the Special Assistant Lake County Attorney clearing up a misconception of the letter from Mediacom. You can see the letters on Chris’ web site. He has one line that really sums up the gist of the transactions….
Interestingly, rather than sticking to the normal fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) campaign, Mediacom apparently based its threats on a draft of the joint powers ordinance rather than the language actually passed by the resolutions. Whoops.