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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA

I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Verizon doesn’t only screw employees. They screwed Pennsylvanians out of high speed internet access

“Another sticking point that hasn’t been talked about as much deals with infrastructure or the company’s lack of commitment to expanding broadband access across the Northeastern United States and the Midstate region.   
Mark Eisenhauer, Local 13000 Unit 32 President, explains that Verizon has “handpicked areas” where they have installed their high speed fiber optics internet service, VerizonFIOS, so they can get the “quickest return” on their profit. 
Eisenhauer indicates that most of Harrisburg and Hershey have access to the fiber optics.  As do parts of Lebanon County have access, but Lancaster county does not have any access to the high speed internet product.”

#VerizonStrike: Workers Gather Outside at Call Center to Show Solidarity with Members Forced to Work Night Shifts

Verizon pushed “§ 3014. Network modernization plans” on Pennsylvanians, what I call Verizon's:

 “Do not even attempt to build a community high speed broadband network in Pennsylvania, even if it does not at all compete with Verizon.”

Because of "3014 Network modernization plans” law created by and for Verizon, it is illegal for municipalities to create a high speed broadband fiber optic internet network. The bill was signed into law by Governor Rendell. I assume no politician including the Governor understood the law. 

I believe that because of the President's "Community Broadband Solutions" (BELOW) it might now be possible to challenge Verizon's "do not compete with Verizon law" OR "3014 Network modernization plan."


Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Coatesville Train Station will be a huge boost to the Coatesville area economy. 

State of the art high speed fiber optic cable at reasonable cost could also be a huge boost to Coatesville’s economy.

Only a small portion of the fiber optic cable under Lincoln Highway is needed for the traffic signal system and surveillance camera system. 

In 2004 former Coatesville Assistant City Manager Jean Krack asked PennDOT for extra cable to connect police and fire departments, schools and other public buildings. Sixteen strand cable was enough for the traffic signals and surveillance cameras. PennDOT laid 48 strand cable. 

His intention was for the municipalities involved, Coatesville, Caln and Downingtown to take control of PennDOT’s cable once it was fully in place. 

Because of a Pennsylvania law created by Verizon, it is illegal for Pennsylvania municipalities to create a high speed fiber optic internet network. 


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