Laws trying to prevent citywide Wi-Fi networks

Posted on Sunday, Aug 21 2005 @ 17:50 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Looks like the busy bodies at Capitol Hill are up to another game in the tech category. John McCain (US Senator Rep. Arizona) and John Ensign (US Senator Rep. Nevada) have authored something called the Broadband Investment and Consumer Choice Act. Sounds to me like a bunch of words thrown together to confuse people. The bill talks about several things related to the expansion and control of broadband Internet. Some bad points of the act are:

1) Eliminates any state or local control of quality of service or prices. (While cable prices were deregulated in 1996, some states still have telephone rate controls and local governments still set cable quality of service standards).. Read on at Windows A to Z.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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