FreedomPop Holds Onto Independence in the Face of Purchase Rumors

Technology startups are generally purchased pretty quickly in the modern world when they begin to show signs of success. Major corporations are constantly on the lookout for the next big thing in the world of technology to make sure they stay one step ahead of their rivals. FreedomPop announced itself onto the mobile carrier industry in 2014 with an innovative approach to providing data bundles to its customers at a significantly lower price than the major networks. The company uses the available bandwidth of major networks, retail stores and fast food chains who offer wireless services, which includes charges for customers who consumer more than their allotted data for voice,…
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It Does Not Make Sense for Residents or Businesses to Incorporate Olympic Valley

There is a movement to incorporate Olympic Valley, which is a popular skiing and vacation destination located near Lake Tahoe. Olympic Valley has always been an unincorporated area and this has worked well for the region as it has a small population and is primarily a tourist destination. The Placer County Local Agency Foundation Commission conducted a fiscal analysis that concluded that since Olympic Valley has fewer than 1000 residents that live there full time, the area would not be able to support itself if it incorporated. This poses the question, where would the city's main revenue source come from to make incorporation feasible with so few residents? According to…
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