During the Broadband committee meeting on 7/13 and while Atlantic Broadband was listening to Ed Grossman's question, David Israel, once again and as usual when Ed has the floor, burst in anger, started shouting on the verge of temper tantrum and said "your Association's private internet business has no place in this meeting". David Israel kept on going on in his usual sarcastic tone, when it come to Ed Grossman, and addressed everyone in the room and said "...welcome to condominium land...".
David kept on going and gave the famous example, which was always used by interested individuals/parties to promote their way, of buses in the village, that only 10%-20% of the village residents use.
Over a generation ago, the bus service was the first reason that UCO was established. Later on, we know that many residents do not like it but it is grandfathered in. Phyllis Richland, when she was a very successful UCO VP, said many times the Century Village "is not an assistant living facility". And it is not!!! So please let us forget about the bus example.
Now let me understand! The broadband business is not Ed Grossman's Association business. His Association has already a successful internet installed in his building, so why David Israel shutting him up (again) when Ed brings very relevant point to the meeting?
DAVID ISRAEL SHUTS UP ANYONE WHO IS NOT IN HIS CAMP AND SAYS THINGS HE DOES NOT LIKE.
So I have news for you Mr. Israel. I liked what I heard in the meeting and I would go for it BUT my Association is overwhelm against it. So David Israel can sign as many times as he wants, my association does not have to go along. The Bi-Lateral agreement, where we, the associations give the authority to UCO to act on our behalf, does NOT cover the broadband.
WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS THING BEFORE WITH THE WI-FI
Some of the reasons, but not limited too, for the refusals are: Our "Snow-Birds" who are 7-8 months away, do not care for this service. They do not want to pay for service not rendered.
Out of our 24 units, only 8 have computers out of which 2 only use it for Solitaire.
Our very senior owners, the 97 years old tops them all, do not care for the 21st-century electronics.
The very good reason that was brought up during the meeting of upgrading the value of the units "look what services come with the apartment..." does not impress many of them (they want to end their life in it).
So Mr. David Israel, if you want the cooperation of Associations please behave!