Great post Jared!

Jeff Broadwick
ConVergence Technologies, Inc.
312-205-2519 Office
574-220-7826 Cell

On Sep 17, 2016, at 1:16 AM, wrote:

>> From: chuck
>> Why should you even get access to my ducts or my poles in the first place?
>  Because you put them in the public right of way. 
>  If you want private ducts and poles, go negotiate your own easements and 
> build on private land. 
>> I paid to have them put in for my use.
>  So you did. We, the public, still get to set the rules (by proxy) on how the 
> poles are to be used on "our" land. 
>> I realize it is somewhat the "law of 
>> the commons" but even then, those who file for a mining claim get the spoils 
>> of the mine.  This is just a different kind of mine.
>  The mines analogy isn't really suitable as cables on poles do not 
> permanently consume non-renewable resources. 
>> You still pay an attachment fee because you forced the upgrade of my pole.
>  That only makes sense if I had to pay you until the old pole was paid off. 
> After that you should pay me. 
>> You should be grateful there is a pole there you can use in the first place.
>  What's there to be grateful about? I just put in my own damn pole. 
>  If there was an existing pole there I could use, you should be grateful for 
> me paying it off for you. 
>> Why not break out your horizontal directional drill and stay the hell off my 
>> poles.
>  Let's see how you like that argument when I pass an ordinance to underground 
> all utilities. 
>  Just because you were the first one to put in a pole, does not mean you 
> should be the only one allowed to benefit from the public right of way. 
>> (Chuck McCown is playing the part of the pissed off, privately owned, 
>> electrical utility in today's episode.  Chuck McCown is not actually a pole 
>> owner but he plays one on TV).
>  Jared is playing the part of the outraged and righteous member of public. In 
> real life Jared is just an ordinary citizen. 
> Jared

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