Friday, November 19, 2004

Digital Divide Issues Come to the Fore

The Advocate runs a story at the top of the Acadidana section today that tracks a major shift in the public focus of the fiber to the home story here in Lafayette. The story, LUS to override digital divide, is given banner headline status on that page and is even graced with a subhead: Plan to connect lower-income areas.

The prominenant placement is appropriate—this will be the most important part of the story now that the bare fact of the system being built is largely settled.

For my money the ideas floated in public aren't yet ambitious enough—but more on that later. For now get yourself up to speed on the story; this is an aspect well worth following.

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