Increasingly it appears that the dream of policy makers and regulators for genuine competitive "facilities based" telecom marketplace is eroding away. Every day there are stories of failing wireless companies, bankrupt CLECs and the regulatory failure of open access cable or DSL. Many pundits are concerned that we are rapidly moving to a world of re-monopolization by the original monopoly telephone companies. Municipalities maybe the only organizations that have the financial and political muscle to thwart this trend towards re-monopolization.
Illinois Considers Universal Broadband Policy
02/22/07 - MuniWireless
Illinois Rep. Julie Hamos has introduced a bill to provide universal access to broadband services and encourage public-private partnerships across the state.
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