February 18, 2005

The Save Muni Wireless Fact Sheet

We've produced a fact sheet (12KB PDF) that summarizes some of the key reasons why we think the anti-muni provisions of HB 789 are a bad idea. This is the document we've been distributing to Texas legislators.

The reasons we oppose outlawing muni networks are because it:

  • Defeats local control.
  • Harms rural communities.
  • Harms economic development in urban areas.
  • Harms technology vendors.
  • Restricts beneficial infrastructure in an early stage.
  • Locks in a "fee for service" model.

Have a read and let us know what you think. (Comment posting is enabled.) This document will be revised as the bill winds its way through the legislature.

Posted by chip at February 18, 2005 09:13 PM