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Telecom Giants Try to Crush Community Wireless
December 1, 2004 Latest: Pennsylvania residents get a raw deal from 
Governor Rendell on broadband bill
Despite widespread public opposition, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell 
signed a bill late last night that will prevent local communities 
across the state from providing broadband Internet services that 
compete with companies like Verizon.
Read the Free Press release:

Previous releases

November 23, 2004 The Pennsylvania bill is part of a nationwide effort 
by big telecom companies to write their broadband monopolies into law.
Read the Free Press release:


"Like trying to solve pollution and traffic congestion problems by 
outlawing buses and subways while subsidizing SUV purchases"
Analysis by Harold Feld, of Media Access Project:

Leif Utne
Associate Editor, Utne Magazine
Co-coordinator, Let's Talk America
612.338.5040 x348

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