I know there is stuff going on right now politically with internet access, corporate monopolies and net neutrality, but in the meantime I thought of something we could do…
Isn’t it possible to set up an LLC, purchase internet from Comcast or Verizon with a Business account, and split the costs amongst a block of neighbors? Each neighbor is an employee of the company, so it would be legal and would be a workaround for Comcast’s terms of service, which don’t let you share plans. (Clearly I have been on the phone with Comcast recently.) This would be a way to install cheap community internet access without having to set up our own ISP or deal with all the government mumbo jumbo.
A more expansive plan would be to set up a service or company that PROVIDES the set-up and installation of these mini-businesses. We might have to buy huge antennas. I don’t know.