Cities’ fiber announcements are great, “but no one should uncork the champagne”

Although plans for many fiber networks have been announced, [Blair Levin, former FCC Official] said it’s far too early to declare success. “I am very excited about the fiber announcements, but no one should uncork the champagne,” he said. “If Google changes its mind, if cities don’t focus on the long term (which is hard), or if the fundamental economics shift, due to, for example, mergers changing the economics of related businesses, like multi-channel video, the competitive picture could change and the announcements could end up never becoming real. But we are in much better position than we were a year ago.” – Jon Brodkin,Ars Technica