August 07, 2005
NYT on municipal broadband
New York Times columnistTom Friedman's writes a scathing op-ed about the backwardness of US broadband policy:
I've been thinking of running for high office on a one-issue platform: I promise, if elected, that within four years America will have cellphone service as good as Ghana's. If re-elected, I promise that in eight years America will have cellphone service as good as Japan's, provided Japan agrees not to forge ahead on wireless technology. My campaign bumper sticker: "Can You Hear Me Now?"
Nicholas Kristof of the Times writes a hopeful op-ed about a community wireless project providing wifi coverage to 600 square miles in rural Eastern Oregon. Posted by alevin at August 7, 2005 10:02 AM