Friday, June 10, 2005

Community Internet: Broadband as a public utility

Free Press : Community Internet

What was that about Logansport and Mayor Fincher trying to get wireless broadband for the community or something? I wasn't paying quite that much attention because I didn't really understand what it was--if it was only for the city offices or the community?

In any case, it looks like the major cable and phone companies are lobbying to stop community broadband internet access in local communities. Apparently, a state bill preventing community-based municipal broadband was killed in Indiana Legislature on Feb. 16 (click on Indiana link on the site) but now there is another push at the federal level to make the law national. Link on the above to see for yourself.......

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