Municipal Broadband: Corporate or Local Control?
|It's beginning to look like the big cable and
telephone companies here are successful at buying votes in U.S. State
legislatures. More and more states are passing laws that make it either
difficult or illegal for a community to create it's own internet services.
How do you feel about that? It makes me turn red in the face when I read
about it. The local broadband providers here are only supplying us with
basic services and charging high prices for them. If I lived a few miles
down the road I'd be paying half the dollars I pay now for the same
Website - Tip
Quote from the website - Big telecom and cable companies have responded by furiously working to slam the door on community wireless. The telephone and cable giants are trying to use their lobbying clout in state capitals to pre-empt local control, preserve higher prices and preclude competition.