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Thursday March 03, 2016

Oregon Regulators OK 'Gigabit' Tax Breaks

You know something is seriously wrong when you get a politician to admit "The Legislature is not likely to be that foolish. We are foolish often, but usually not that foolish." big grin

The break wasn't meant for Comcast, insisted Rep. Rep. Phil Barnhart (D-Eugene). He said the company's new "Gigabit Pro" service uses an existing network and charges extreme prices the Legislature never contemplated when they approved the tax breaks last year. Awarding the tax breaks to Comcast would, Barnhart testified, reward the company for doing "nothing."