The BFC Computing Weblog : FCC Comissioner Michael Copps – My Hero

Blogging at the newly-renamed BFC Computing Weblog, Bill McGonigle writes: FCC Comissioner Michael Copps – My Hero: “Quoting FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, from an e-Week article:

“Can we finally agree that something drastic needs to be done? We can start by facing up to our problem and doing our level best to diagnose its causes. We need to know why so many Americans do not have broadband, and why those who do, or think they do, are paying twice as much for connections one-twentieth as fast those enjoyed by customers in some other countries…”

Wow! An FCC Commisioner with a clue! Is that allowed? The US is backsliding into being a third-world country by so many measures. Enriching “The Telephone Company” and “The Cable Company” should not be one them. Broadband should be the dialtone of the 21st century. Rural Electrification was a boon to the country. Rural Broadbandification should be, too.

2 Responses to The BFC Computing Weblog : FCC Comissioner Michael Copps – My Hero

  1. bill_mcgonigle April 25, 2007 at 6:35 pm #

    Broadbandification – I like it!

    Even better: a search for ‘rural.broadbandification’ on Google finds a Google bug:

    Results 1 – 8 of about 5 for rural.Broadbandification. (0.23 seconds)

  2. tedroche April 25, 2007 at 7:12 pm #

    Well, they do say about 5. Plus or minus 60 percent, in this case…

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