March 3, 2005

SBC Pushes Municipal WiFi Ban in Texas

Michael Geist:
A Texas legislator has filed a massive telecommunications bill in Austin this session that, in part, bans Texas cities from participating in wireless information networks. SBC Communications said cities should be allowed to offer wireless Internet access in public places, such as parks and libraries. But a company spokesman said they should not directly compete with private enterprises by providing services to residents and businesses.
SBC is our local monopoly telco provider. Posted by James Zellmer at March 3, 2005 9:06 AM | Subscribe to this site via RSS:
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