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Wi-Fi Access -- the next public utility

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The mayor of Philadelphia wants to cover the city with government-funded WiFi access. The idea is that access to the internet is becoming a necessity of life -- much like water or electricity.

Some counties (e.g. Oakland County, Michigan) have announced similar plans.

On the opposite tack, a legislator in Texas wants government to stay out of WiFi..

Now -- before attitudes and laws are formulated -- is the time for activism on this issue.

So, get out your pen and write your favorite newspaper today.

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The mayor of Philadelphia wants to cover the city with government-funded WiFi access. The idea is that access to the internet is becoming a necessity of life -- much like water or electricity.

Some counties (e.g. Oakland County, Michigan) have announced similar plans.

On the opposite tack, a legislator in Texas wants government to stay out of WiFi..

Now -- before attitudes and laws are formulated -- is the time for activism on this issue.

So, get out your pen and write your favorite newspaper today.

This will be a death blow to a huge industry. Yet, I can safely say I saw it coming when that project in NYC started making noise.

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TomL and I were discussing this subject in #objectivist a few nights ago.

The mayor of San Francisco wants to offer a public, city-wide WiFi service. The irony in this is that San Francisco is already covered in free, privately-funded WiFi hot spots. I visit the city often with my laptop, and I never once have had to pay for internet service. Offering free WiFi is a great marketing tool, especially in that area. All of the cafes in the city are jumping on the bandwagon just to keep up with the competition. The last time I was there I saw a small sidewalk coffee cart that had a few chairs and tables set up around it, with a "Free WiFi Hot Spot" sign.

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Wouldn't it be great if there were massive protests in the streets by ordinary people, and the mayor was impeached for exceeding his mandate?

*sigh*

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