Google Fiber in San Francisco has been 15 years in the making.
When you have no other choice, you've got to do it yourself.
Sticking it to the telecom giants, even if the cities need to build it themselves.
"For too long we’ve been making do with satellite, DSL or wireless internet. Fiber will render these as obsolete as a dial-up connection."
The FCC will approve two petitions to allow cities to ignore state laws restricting municipal broadband.
President Obama says he's going to help cities ignore these laws that restrict them from building their own high-speed networks.
"We want to blow this thing up, and we want disruptive services at disruptive pricing," the city says.
When finalized, more than 50 American cities will have joined a coalition dedicated to bringing fast, reliable internet to residents.
Cities in at least seven states hope to challenge laws restricting community-owned broadband.
A look at the "charity" who writes some 200 American laws every year.
Tom Wheeler longs for the days when consumers could switch phone companies every month if they wanted to.
The company argues that tax breaks for private broadband companies will "induce them to expand broadband deployment to unserved areas.”