I am sick of reading about how the "evil corporations" are just raping and pillaging us everyday. The people that spew this garbage everyday are the same ones that voted and still defend a man who can't even figure out whether he's for or against a single-payer health care system. How has the government helped us especially with the phone companies? After the AT&T breakup the government did allow them to merge back together did they not? Instead of figuring out ways to "subsidize" telcos (which just takes money out of the public's pockets from a different angle), why don't we try lowering the corporate tax which has proven to work before?
This is unfortunate as I really enjoy using CentOS on my servers and don't feel like moving to another distro. I really hope he comes back and straightens everything out so this awesome project does not die.
So true, he can blame Bush all he wants like most other libs but fact of the matter is it is Obama's issue now. That means the projected 16 Trillion-dollar national debt can be pushed on Obama who will have outspent every President combined including Bush 43. GG
If all you did was install the Wireless software (I'm guessing they just don't allow you to download just the driver) then this is ridiculous and they will never get a dime from me. Even though I have wiped every laptop I have purchased and installed Linux doesn't mean that this is ok.
Yea that is the exact situation in Coon Rapids where I live (aka the new ghetto thanks to the Metro Council). Comcast however has been good to me but I suspect that is because I am a Business Class customer and I get to skip most of the BS. Qwest has shitty speeds for their price and really can't compete with Comcast. Until Qwest rolls out FTTH their FTTN they won't see a dime from me.
I'm all for free Markets but the current Internet situation in Minnesota is pathetic. If the people want better service and are willing to fork out the dough let them however this project (if it gets off the ground) has a huge chance of failing like the many other attempts at Municipal Internet.