May
08
2009

Community Broadband Fight Continues in N.C.

Bringing us the news that "the North Carolina legislature just sent a bill to study committee (a.k.a shelved it at least until next year) that would have crippled municipal broadband projects in the state," AlterNet's Tana Ganeva (5/6/09) tells "why that's a really, really good (albeit temporary) thing": According to a recent study, America ranks 15th in the world in broadband access. This is partly because we have a very large population spread over a very large amount of space. But it is also because private companies don't care about poor people and refuse to build broadband infrastructure in rural […]