Should Local Government Provide Internet Access?

As local governments consider affordable community-owned broadband Internet access, they clash with cable and telephone service providers.
December 9, 2004, 10am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Local municipalities across the country are looking to community-owned broadband wireless access as a cost-effective way to bring affordable broadband into their areas...This has sparked a battle with cable and telephone providers over how public or private access to the Internet should be.

Advocates of community Internet access say broadband is a critical community service which should be provided by local governments while opponents argue it is unfair to local competitors and will not offer the same low-cost services. "

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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