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Chris 313
Come get some
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join:2004-07-18
Houma, LA
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What's your malfunction?

Lack of bandwidth! Ooh, poor libraries. You would think that places like that would have a heavy duty Biz account or an Enterprise fiber line.

Also things like that make me glad I have my own line and computer at home.



rcdailey
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Rialto, CA

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said by Chris 313:

Lack of bandwidth! Ooh, poor libraries. You would think that places like that would have a heavy duty Biz account or an Enterprise fiber line.

Also things like that make me glad I have my own line and computer at home.
I don't know whether you've noticed or not, but when local government has to make cuts to balance the budget, one of the first things to get cut is the library budget. Fat chance getting more money for internet connections except for generous donations from fat cats. Those fat cats are getting mighty thin these days.
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james1

join:2001-02-26
reply to Chris 313

said by Chris 313:

DERP Lack of bandwidth! Ooh, poor libraries. DERP You would think that places like that would have a heavy duty Biz account or an Enterprise fiber line. DERP DERP DERP
DERP indeed. Maybe that's why they need that funding, to pay for better connections.
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Mele20
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join:2001-06-05
Hilo, HI
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reply to rcdailey

said by rcdailey:

said by Chris 313:

Lack of bandwidth! Ooh, poor libraries. You would think that places like that would have a heavy duty Biz account or an Enterprise fiber line.

Also things like that make me glad I have my own line and computer at home.
I don't know whether you've noticed or not, but when local government has to make cuts to balance the budget, one of the first things to get cut is the library budget. Fat chance getting more money for internet connections except for generous donations from fat cats. Those fat cats are getting mighty thin these days.
Yep. The entire State of Hawaii Public library system is in grave danger of being shut down because of such heavy slashing of funding. The libraries were already operating on a shoestring and these are the libraries that serve all Hawaii public school students as well as the public. Very sad situation. You don't think the libraries are thinking much about broadband do you? They are just trying to survive by cutting open hours even more heavily, cutting staff to the bare bone, cutting book buying drastically, etc. Broadband is the least of their concerns. The situation is so severe that the libraries have resorted to begging the public for funding support. If not successful, many will close and in Hawaii that is especially a critical thing as we are so isolated. Yes, the internet has helped change that but what about those who don't have a computer at home and those who do but cannot get anything other than dialup ( a huge number of users on this island) and now the libraries may be closing and so no internet there even.
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JLL

@sbcglobal.net
reply to Chris 313

I work at an Illinois Public Library and the biggest problem is how much companies like At&t charge. We have a T1 line which seems good but when you have three computers connected over the internet for library work and at least five people using the public computers and then a couple on the wifi your bandwith is gone. The E Rate program seems really great but requires to many hoops. Their is tons of paperwork and deadlines. And you have to file certain things with the government throughout the year then when the year is up start all over and file new paperwork to continue with the program. They know your a public library just give us the funds and make sure we use it to boost bandwith.