Friday, June 10, 2005
Cities across America are seeking to bring business to their downtowns -- and generally improve everyone's lives -- by getting into the Wi-Fi business. And of course, the telcos don't like it one bit. A new bill in Congress (HR 2726) could take away low-cost, high-speed Internet access in every city across the country. The “Preserving Innovation in Telecom Act” would let cable and telecom companies shut down competing municipal projects that would offer universal, affordable access to broadband services. We need to tell Congress to oppose this bill. Please go to http://www.freepress.net/action/sessionsbill and send a letter to your Congresscritter. It only takes a few minutes. We must send a clear message to Congress that local communities — not the giant telephone and cable companies — should determine their own communications needs.
More blogs about politics.