March 17, 2005
Progress on Muni Wireless ban?
The latest word from SaveMuniWireless is that the ban on city-supported network services has been stripped out. That's great news, but as they note, there's still the amendment process, and as this earlier entry showed, that means various bad things can happen. Here are the relevant committee members - if one of them is your rep, please drop him a note and give your support for leaving this market unfettered. Via Dwight.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 17, 2005 to That's our Lege
Last rumor I heard was that it's a House leadership priority and will be resurrected. Southwestern Bell has brought in the big guns, hired more than 100 lobbyists, so you're right to tread cautiously in predicting its death - it ain't over till it's over.
A bit more information -- Chairman King said in response to a reporter's question yesterday that the muni network ban would be back as an amendment.
So we need to keep working to inoculate the house against the ban.