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GA: Stemming Anti-Muni Network Tide with Economic Development Wins | Fighting the Next Good Fight

GA: Stemming Anti-Muni Network Tide with Economic Development Wins | Fighting the Next Good Fight | Public Policy 101 | Scoop.it

Last Thursday, the forces for truth, justice and the community broadband way scored a major victory, rallying abi-partisan coalition of Georgia state legislators to defeat the anti-muni broadband bill that would have left the state a broadband backwater. 94 Democrats and Republicans united to kill House Bill 282, which would have prevented municipalities from building networks anywhere incumbents offered at least 3 Mbps.

 

“With this vote,” states Catherine Rice, President of the SouthEast Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors, “Georgia has drawn a line in the sand, stating for the rest of the country that no one in the United States should be denied high speed broadband. The bipartisan majority that voted down House Bill 282 also demonstrates that having access to gigabit infrastructure is NOT a partisan issue, it is an infrastructure issue.”

 

Pretty amazing for a statehouse that’s locked up by the GOP. Want to know what the secret of defeating this back-assward bill was? Economic development. That’s right. The only thing that seems to counterbalance the lure of big telco bucks to vote against constituents’ best interests is the lure of potentially saving their economically frayed constituencies. I have nine success stories for you to boost your legislative efforts.

 

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Broadband set to be 'like water and electricity' - UKauthorITy.com

Broadband set to be 'like water and electricity' - UKauthorITy.com | Public Policy 101 | Scoop.it
Broadband set to be 'like water and electricity'UKauthorITy.comTim Johnson, chief analyst at broadband research specialists Point Topic, was speaking after a study on broadband in Europe produced by his company was published by DG Connect, the European...
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Rural broadband speeds less than half those in cities and towns

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Omagh in Northern Ireland is worst connected area for basic broadband coverage, according to Labour party analysis.
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EU plan could push up access costs for broadband challengers

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Telehealth poised to take center stage

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Telehealth used to be something few people knew about, or understood. Today, it is fast taking its place as a major aspect of healthcare, according to experts at the National eHealth Collaborative's Technology Crossroads...
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Tele-health trial axed - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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The region's health chief says plans to replace late-night emergency doctors in small hospitals with video links were ahead of their time.
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Survey Sez 11/30/12 :: Communications Technology

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Although Yankee Group has valued the mobile broadband marketplace at $1 trillion, there continue to be challenges.
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Was Smart Grid Funding Misspent? : Greentech Media

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Greentech Media talks to the author of a new report that calls smart meters obsolete. (Was Smart Grid Funding Misspent?
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