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Thursday, July 03, 2008


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Your best bet is to get a wireless modem rouetr such as a Netgear DG834. You can plug into it for your broadband with an Ethernet cable or use its wireless function to connect your laptop.With AOL (yuk) any rouetr not supplied by AOL needs a little bit of extra setting up to get the best speed (MTU setting needs adjusting to 1400 but this is easy, just google it)

Chris Buechler

They are fair and noble goals... but why do people think government involvement will make *anything* better? Much less subsidizing it! *shudder* Time has proven that anything the government gets into just becomes a mess and costs vastly more than if the private sector is left to handle things. The Internet is what it is today largely due to private investment and it should remain that way. The switch to digital TV, freeing the old spectrum, should bring even more broadband options to market and should be able to reach many areas where deploying cable and DSL services isn't financially reasonable for providers.

The Internet will take care of itself by leaving the private sector to handle it, the government needs to stay out of the way.

Wyatt Ditzler

Judging from the groups name and website, they just want Internet access for everyone that wishes to have access. Not sure if they are advocating that the state control the Internet, but provide a way for everyone to access the Internet.

Why not? We already subsidize housing, food, medicine, medical care, school, and many other things. Something as important as an Internet connection should probably be subsidized as well. Or perhaps treating Internet access as a utility, like electricity and water. Unless the Internet is not as transformative as everyone keeps saying...

As for the choice part..I have to say that in the many cities and little towns I have lived in, there has never been more than three ISPs. One DSL, one cable, one dial-up...To me that is not competition or choice.

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