Thursday, February 24, 2005

"Lafayette hits snag in fiber build" — CNET

National Coverage for the battle of Lafayette is found in CNET.

Take a look, its pretty much reportorial coverage but the writer does a much more even-handed report on the matter that we got early in this fight. It looks like reporters at every level are beginning to educate themselves as to the national implications of our local fight:

Lafayette is just one of many cities trying to build its own broadband network. Proposals have already sprung up all over the country in cities such as Provo, Utah; Chaska, Minn.; and Palo Alto, Calif. Larger cities, such as Philadelphia and Los Angeles have also started looking into building their own broadband networks.

These projects have ignited a firestorm of opposition from the Baby Bell phone companies and cable operators, who view the existence of these networks as threats to their businesses. As a result, they have spent millions of dollars lobbying state legislators and fighting court battles to make sure these networks aren't built.

What happens in Lafayette is important, and not only to our local community.

(Thanks Ricky, for the pointer.)

1 comment:

Neal Breakfield said...

Do your desire only to read your own viewpoint over and over again?

Is your viewpoint represented here?

And now for something completely different: