'Universal Broadband By 2007'
Um, are we there yet?
One of President Bush's campaign promises
was the quest for cheap "universal"
broadband access to all by 2007, and some are noting that well -- it's 2007 -- and broadband wasn't mentioned once
in the President's State of the Union address last week. "Leaving broadband build outs to the big telcos and cablecos an idea that probably passes as strategy for the current administration isn't going to get us to ubiquitous broadband anytime soon,"
notes GigaOM's Paul Kapustka. Meanwhile, the USF remains largely unreformed and coverage gaps persist, while the FCC puts their faith in BPL
, large mergers
and deregulation. Unfortunately, neither party
seems to be coming up with any truly interesting or innovative ideas.
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you are kidding right?
I really hate to say it, but there are way more important things going on in our country and the world than your HSI.
This is so very american, for people to complain about internet access when hundreds of people die every day in war, and hundreds of thousands die everyday from famine and disease.
If I were the president, and we didn't goto war, the internets would still be the last thing on my mind. I'd rather put a trillion dollars twards aids and cancer research than one penny twards making americas internet better.
believe it or not, high speed internet is a luxary that most people can not afford.
batterupI Can Not Tell A Lie.Premium
|reply to SierraRob |
said by SierraRob:The US didn't lose an ENTIRE CITY, the nice parts are alive and well. The part that was reclaimed by the sea is not a loss.
ZOMG a politician promised something and it DIDN'T HAPPEN!
Why is this news?
(I find it much more significant that he never once mentioned New Orleans or Katrina. How can the state of our union be "strong" when we lost an ENTIRE CITY?)
N3OGHYo Soy Col. "Bat" GuanoPremium
|reply to yabos |
Re: There is a problem with universal broadband.
said by yabos:Yeah, like that money would've gone to giving everyone FTTH.
Yeah, if they put all the money they've spent in Iraq into building out broadband everyone would have gigabit FTTH by now.
It would've been spent on more pointless bridges to nowhere and other stupid shit.....
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