The future of the #Internet, courtesy of Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt #netneutrality #savetheinternet
Ashie S Hirji stashed this in Net Neutrality
They probably would have liked the Internet.
The other Roosevelt who may be soon be due for recognition as an Internet pioneer is Teddy, as a 1902statute from Washington D.C. has recently been getting a lot of attention from publicly-owned broadband advocates in that city. The obscure law from deep within the city’s public utilities code requires that any conduit (at the time of its writing, this reference was to telephone wires) that is laid in the District of Columbia must build in extra space for government-owned wires. Originally, this public wiring was intended for the limited purposes of “fire alarm and police patrol”, but this language was changed in 2005 to read “for purposes related exclusively to the government and public safety.”
Sources in the DC city government say that this law is receiving a good long look by those who favor building a municipally-owned fiber grid there, though details of talks have yet to emerge. No major US city has yet established a publicly-owned broadband network, though Seattle, Chicago and Portland,OR, have explored the idea.
Technology is evolving and imagine if they had seen far into the future. I am predicting something new will be coming within the next 5 or 8 years....I was reading this post http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/25/business/lobbying-efforts-intensify-after-fcc-tries-3rd-time-on-net-neutrality.html?hpw&rref=politics&_r=0