The Times’ editorial, “Comcast-Time Warner merger would be a calamity” [Opinion, Feb. 18], rightly points out the unintended consequences of such a merger. Some additional perspectives: Comcast service is already ridiculously expensive at $114.95 per month (for their “best buy” most popular high-speed package). Consider that in Kansas City, Google provides 1 gigabit per…More
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Google was right to reject network-neutrality rules Hopefully Google’s rejection of network-neutrality rules will lead policymakers to rethink other regulatory excesses that put America’s Internet at risk. [“Google accused of betraying net-neutral roots,” Business, Aug. 5.] The biggest danger is the fringe idea of replacing America’s existing open-competition system with the type of “forced access” currently…More
Maintain rail link Lance Dickie’s Friday column provides a look at long-range thinking versus short-term thinking [“Putting the pedal to the metal,” Opinion, March 15]. The Eastside Trailways Alliance is thinking long range, as BNSF and Sound Transit should have done. Kirkland’s city manager needs to wise up and realize the value of leaving the tracks…More
Don’t eliminate link between north and south ends of Kirkland I would like to add my voice to those who do not want to see the important rail link between the north and south end of Kirkland removed at this time [“Putting the pedal to the metal,” Opinion, March 15]. I support a multimodal corridor on…More