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Thursday, April 17, 2003


Ugly tactics used to fight municipal broadband intiatives

Ugly tactics used to fight municipal broadband intiatives
Good overview on with lots of links published late last month reviewing just how nasty SBC and Comcast's tactics were in fighting the Illinois Tri-Cities's municipal broadband intitiative.

Particularly appalling are the questions the anti-municipal broadband side asked in their telephone surveys, such as
"Would a government broadband invade privacy and allow the government to listen to your telephone conversations, monitor the Internet sites you visit and know what cable shows you watch?"
"Should tax money be allowed to provide pornographic movies for residents?" has the complete phone "survey" transcript at this link


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