There's been a lot of good commentary from other bloggers about the pending sale of iProvo to Broadweave Networks and it appears to be mixed at best.
- Pete Ashdown isn't happy with the way the RFP has been conducted. If they wanted to entertain purchase offers, they should have said so outright instead of requiring proposals to read between the lines.
- Jeremy Neish thinks the sale to Broadweave will kill most of what makes iProvo popular: high speeds, low prices, and multiple network providers. He's probably spot-on.
- Jarrod Ribble has been posting thoughts on Broadweave's financial situation, the open house from Monday, and the review committee meeting on Tuesday. The money quote: "Broadweave needs this iProvo deal just about a bad as the Provo politicos do." Sounds like there's plenty of desperation to go around. Given that he found Broadweave only gained 200 customers in the last two years, it sounds like growing customer bases might not be their forte.
- John St. Julien of Lafayette Pro Fiber, Louisiana's equivalent of FreeUTOPIA, has some thoughts and analysis from just after the sale was announced. Mayor Billings had visited Lafayette to cheer them on in their efforts to build a municipal fiber optic system, thus the personal interest in the fate of iProvo.
I've yet to see any bloggers writing unabashedly in praise of this proposed sale. Could it be that we all know that this deal has serious issues?