Today’s N&R lead editorial expresses reasonable skepticism about the City of Greensboro’s application as a Google test site, even mentioning possible ulterior motives behind Google’s desire to get into the broadband biz.
Then they write:
But losing may not be losing. Already, the gigabyte-per-second thinkers here are asking whether Greensboro could push for high-speed broadband even without Google. The small city of Wilson has done exactly that, borrowing $28 million to build a fiber-to-the-home network and start an entity called Greenlight to run it. It now offers high-speed Internet, cable TV and phone services, which customers can bundle for $100 a month. The city of Salisbury is moving in the same direction.
Nuh-uh. Greensboro simply can’t borrow more money, and the local paper of record should know this.
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