[TAG] ISP email goes down in flames
sluggoster at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 01:42:12 MSK 2005
On 11/13/05, Adam Engel <bartleby.samsa at verizon.net> wrote:
> I guess my main question was whether it was possible to prevent the big
> guys from becoming even bigger and the small, independent ISPs froam
> disappearing altogether.
Like with RIAA and MPAA, the only solution is "We don't want your
friggin' content anyway!" Enjoy the leisurely pace of a dialup ISP.
(Unfortunately the modems now cost $250 unless you want a crippled
WinModem.) Set up a community wireless network with your friends and
get your parents and neighbors on it too. Write to your city
councilmembers and tell them you want a municipal wireless network or
municipal cable TV/Internet network, and write to your legislators
telling them not to illegalize it (as they did in Pennsylvania). Tell
everybody you know not to vote for legislators that support cable
monopolies. My father suggested, "Why not treat the wiring as a
public utility and let each person subscribe to whatever
Internet/cable/phone service they want? It's gonna be the same union
workers making repairs anyway, no matter who their employer is."
Mike Orr <sluggoster at gmail.com>
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