Don't forget the 3rd great lie..."I'm from the government and I'm here to help you"
:-) Jeff Broadwick ImageStream 800-813-5123 x106 -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Tom DeReggi Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 6:54 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] [Fwd: Durbin introduces bill to encourage highspeedinternet access in rural areas] That bill is big news !!! Personally, I think the the government needs to pass legislation that will have a quicker call to action, though. I call it the petition for a grant program. I believe any community that is underserved (no body will come), regardless of wether its rural, suburban or urban, should have equal right to get funds to gain broadband. This include low income projects, or small hole out side of range, where there may not be a financial insentive for large palayers to ever focus on delivering broadband to them. That means ALL AMERICANS deserve broadband, regardless of where they may live. I believe if a community can get a petition by a certain number of people, proving that they could not get broadband at affrodable rates in line with nearby cities, thay community should be able to get a grant, that can go only for payment to a third party service provider (such as E-rate). (service provider being joint applicant). Basically we need to minimze spending money on groups to think about broadband, and start funding groups that are ready to install broadband, and where their are consumers ready to start paying for broadband (monthly fees), but need the subsidy to incourage the initial installation. Tom DeReggi RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband ----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter R." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "WISPA General List" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 1:32 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] [Fwd: Durbin introduces bill to encourage high speedinternet access in rural areas] > In a study of Iowa City, which introduced a muni fiber network in 199? > - in comparison to the next city over that was doing better but did > not install fiber - housing rates increased in IC tax base went up > large biz came to town average per capita went up > > Court reporters; medical transcriptionists; virtaul assistants; voice > over people; architects; programmers - all need broadband. And they > would like to live in better America. That's how BB improves the economy. > > All from BB Properties mag. in 2005. > > - Peter > > > Travis Johnson wrote: > >> Hi, >> >> Can someone explain to me how having broadband (instead of dial-up >> internet that EVERYONE can get) is going to create 61,000 jobs per >> year for the next 20 years? If it will create jobs from people doing >> more online, then it will decrease jobs from the brick and mortar >> businesses going out of business. Am I missing something? >> >> Travis >> Microserv > > -- > WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: > http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless > > Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ > > > -- > No virus found in this incoming message. > Checked by AVG Free Edition. > Version: 7.1.405 / Virus Database: 268.10.7/411 - Release Date: > 8/7/2006 > > -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/