Why I'm Voting "Yes" on PropB (Citywide High Speed Internet For Lucas)

I'm a big proponent of prop4 in the Lucas November elections and I'll tell you why.

From a selfish standpoint, I've spent 20 years in Lucas with every High Speed Wireless company to ever come through. I can name them all. I can't tell you how bad it's been at times. Dialup would have been faster in some cases.

I'm finally with a very good provider, Big Wave Wireless, and they've been great. I haven't experienced a single issue and I've had it for about 6 months I think. 50 down and 10 up which is light years ahead of what I'm used to, even with ATT. At best I was usually around 16 down and 1 up. It was abysmal.

Anyway, I can now live with my current speed, but we also belong to two different providers because our son, who is currently living with us, is an Internet hog. He pays his own fees with another provider, but if he didn't, I'd be in trouble. And if you have kid(s) using the net like my son does, you already know how frustrating it is.

So, for personal reasons, and because I spend more time in my home office than our Allen office, high speed Internet is critical for me. But it goes beyond that.

We are not going to be able to attract people to Lucas who absolutely have to have high speed wireless. Some simply have to have it. They might want to move to Lucas but they just can't. This will allow them to move out here and enjoy our fantastic quality of life.

With city wide high speed access we will be at the front of the pack in this area. I interviewed Mayor Lessner of Fairview last week and he said they have the same issue and they're trying to figure out how to get it done too.

Anyway, I very, very rarely endorse political candidates personally because I don't want to rock the boat, but I am going to do everything I can to promote high speed city wide to Lucas. There will be those who will be offended by this stance, and I get it, but this has been a thorn in my side for 20 years and if I can do something about it, I will.

If you weren't living in Lucas in the early 2000 years, you know how much some residents fought to keep Lovejoy as part of Allen ISD. We did it in 2005 and look how that turned out. Lovejoy ISD is a perennial top three public school district in the entire state of Texas (per the Texas Education Agency) right there with Highland Park and Carroll. We would not have had that if we'd remained tied to Allen ISD.

Hopefully I will have an interview with one or two people behind the move for city wide high speed so stay tuned for that. I also contributed to the PAC which has been created, so I encourage you to do the same if you feel as strongly about this issue as I do.

I've attached some literature from the PAC regarding the topic so you might want to give that a look too.