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Newsom Wants to Add Internet Access to the Constitution

Geoffrey Segal
October 3, 2005, 6:18am

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, said on Monday he considered wireless Internet access a fundamental right of all citizens. Going so far as to suggest "This is a civil rights issue as much as anything else." While the civil rights issues are another story ;) the plan is generally a bad idea. Read about why muni govs should stay out of the broadband market here and here.


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