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This would have some really annoying stipulations I am sure. Like a 2 hour connection limit or 1gb data cap/ day. This wont really be free, just regulated and monitored and worthless. I hope I am way wrong, but I doubt it.
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Still waiting on FIOS nationwide, last mile of fiber to the home everywhere.
They should just entirely ban garbage like FIOS - and legislate a mandatory Fiber Optic only policy. We need real Fiber Optic dropped to each home and business, not some interim garbage which will serve only to put us behind progressive minded nations that are already going Fiber Optic.
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"My 'O' my, What a big wireless connection you have".......

"All the better to hear you with".....
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So he is planning another project that will never take off? What's new eh!

I'm still waiting for his big High-Speed Rail project to kick off (yes I like trains!) But I think ive seen that project in the news ever since he was in office, sure ill never see this Wi=Fi plan go anywhere either and will keep reading about it on CNN every 6months or so, so Obama can get his news coverage.

I'm singing a song, all day long....
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How is this going to work in the rural Midwest? Population density can be as low as 4 - 6 people per square mile in my area. There's a reason a lot of rural communities don't have broadband (or sometimes even cell service), it's because the providers have to pay tens of thousands of dollars to get equipment set up that might only serve two households.
Edited by mott555 - 2/14/11 at 6:04am
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This would have some really annoying stipulations I am sure. Like a 2 hour connection limit or 1gb data cap/ day. This wont really be free, just regulated and monitored and worthless. I hope I am way wrong, but I doubt it.
Well right, but you have to look at it this way. Is renting a book from the library crap? Even though you have restriction and regulations, maybe even a time limit, free wifi is better than no wifi. How about we take away your ability to have wifi and then ask you what you want, to continue not having wifi or to use this heavily restricted wifi. What if it only goes to FB? Maybe FB and OC.net, would you use it eventually? Nothing's perfect but free IS free.
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Let the government own the infrastructure and then let ISPs lease it from the government.
Why, so they can rape us?
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Why, so they can rape us?
My sentiments exactly...

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Next Bill of Fails please...
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10 billion dollars in means they're going to want to see 10 billion dollars back, plus returns...
     
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Excellent translation...

Now lets talk about that Public Safety Network...

Are we just dismissing the Police all together, or do you have some fancy way of preventing crime or something?
Police don't prevent crime, they respond to it.

And as for a "Public Safety Network" I'm pretty sure radio and TV already have the Emergency Broadcast System.

Also, there is already infrastructure for contacting and mobilizing police, it's called 911 and radio dispatch.

Instead of just accepting whatever the current (or any) administration has to say as gospel, why don't you actually give me selling points of spending $10,000,000,000 on a new federalized system when the current system works fine.
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