Taxpayer money has been spent for expert information on the pros and cons of Lakeland's city-run broadband system, and they should listen to the experts. Cost overruns are not uncommon; think Tigertown.

With pensions already consuming a large portion of the city budget (at present more growth, more city employees, more pensions, longer life spans, more money), it would seem unwise to proceed with any projects that could potentially become very costly.

IBM stopped pensions, stating it was not economically feasible. So, if Lakeland really wants to be run like a business, the city officials should strongly consider this economic fact, instead of using taxpayer money like an unlimited piggy bank.

Please stop wasting our hard-earned money so frivolously. Many Lakeland residents are seniors living on fixed incomes and simply can't afford it.

William D'Agostino, Lakeland