I'd like to write up some post on the latest efforts and politicking
pertaining to network neutrality (read: the future of the internet), which
will be written up and posted soon. But for the moment, there is a
reasonably big, breaking development to share.
As posted on the CQ website, talks on a proposed national telecom franchise have collapsed. (Kind of like alternating ministerial talks at the World Trade Organization, eh?) I read this as a good thing since the efforts to maintain the status quo to preserve local funding and local control on local franchises (which the telecoms were trying to weasel their way out of) can only be helped by this.
Update: Or maybe they won't be helped by this... Read this and this.
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