"Hope for wireless cities fade," but it's not like it could be the fault of the massive telecom lobby

Wow.

This takes the prize for lies of omission today.

"Hopes for Wireless Cities Fade as Internet Providers Pull Out"
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/22/us/22wireless.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=...

And I think I've respected Ian Urbina's other articles. Maybe the facts were hacked out of this one farther up the hierarchy.

No mention, in a story that focused on Philadelphia's problems, that incumbent providers (such as Verizon) can block any such bill everywhere else in Pennsylvania.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23826-2004Nov30.html

You don't think that making something illegal to do again in a new place just might hurt the old business model?

Or that the lobbying power brought on the state and federal governments might be also effective on local governments to prevent making Internet a utility like public water?

More: http://www.broadbandreports.com/shownews/61506

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