August 09, 2005
Telecom May Return
Reports are circulating that the legislature will take up a stopgap school financing measure today, and follow that with the long simmering telecom legislation.
The current SB 5/HB 13 language does not contain the community Internet prohibitions that concerned us. Nonetheless, Save Muni Wireless is opposing this legislation.
We are concerned that on the greater issue of broadband availability, the proposed legislation does nothing to increase the number of broadband competitors in Texas. We also are concerned about the risk to community networks by the actions of a tired and weary legislature, rushing to push through this sweetheart legislation.
Community interest groups are planning a press event this morning, to ask state leaders to oppose this hurried, special interest legislation. Save Muni Wireless will be participating.
Please contact your state representatives today and ask them to reject the rush to special interest legislation.Posted by chip at August 9, 2005 07:20 AM