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Old 06-23-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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"Fed up with Internet monopoly, cities have begun to take things into their own hands.

A battle is raging for control of the Internet and it is not taking place in Washington. Scores of cities, fed up with the recalcitrance and outright arrogance of their providers and Washington’s lack of action are taking their information future into their own hands by building their own high-speed networks. "


The Battle Is Raging for Control of the Internet -- and Big Corporations May Come Out on the Losing Side | Media and Culture | AlterNet
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Good. Basic internet connectivity and perhaps some core services like e-mail and such might end up improving if they were provided as a basic utility by the local government (city, county, whatever). Just like colleges provide for their students, but on a larger scale.
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