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+ - Wisconsin tried to ban Internet2->

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jd writes "The Wisconsin legislature attempted to pass a budget that would ban any school, college or university from being a member of Internet2 or WiscNet on the grounds that such networks "unfairly competed" against commercial offerings.

Of course, Internet2 is already partly supplied by those very same commercial vendors and last I heard there weren't too many DSL providers offering 100 gigabit pipes running onto 9 terabit backbones. Nor, as we all know, do that many ISPs offer IPv6. So who, precisely, were Wisconsin concerned about?

For now, there has been a reprieve. But the legislature has made it clear that academic networks will not be tolerated in future and it does not seem far-fetched to expect other legislatures to prohibit such systems."

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