Thursday, April 23, 2009

This story has a familiar ring to it

Link to April 22 Daily Tech post, "Time Warner, Embarq Fight to Outlaw 100 Mbps Community Broadband in Wilson, NC".

Excerpt: Rather than admit defeat to the pesky local service and go quietly, Time Warner Inc. and Embarq decided to take the fight to the state government, lobbying for several years to get the state government to pass laws to try to destroy the local effort. And sure enough, thanks to a lot of hard work (and money), the cable companies are close to getting their wish -- North Carolina's State Senate have proposed bills to not only effectively crippling or banning the local service, but also to prevent such services from getting funds under the broadband portion of the national Stimulus law.

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