[CrackMonkey] fucking Declan McCullagh
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Wed Jun 27 05:22:23 PDT 2001
May the good Lord have mercy on free market idol-worshippers.
Grow up, technolibertarian boy!
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 01:42:59 -0400
From: Declan McCullagh <declan at well.com>
Subject: FC: A Canadian view on tech firms, broadband, and corporate pork
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[Perhaps Cisco has a point. I believe that not only is universal broadband
access required to usher in the New Economy and spark the next stock market
rally and maintain America's competitiveness -- but so is access to
adequate news and information services. They are, of course, modern
society's lifeblood. My modest proposal is that Congress subsidize access
to tech-politics news services. Coincidentally, Politech will now be
subscription-based and your humble editor will soon be relocating to his
new yacht on St. Martin. God bless Congress! --Declan]
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 23:26:38 -0400
Subject: Re: FC: The new pork: Tech firms ask Feds to pay billions for
From: David Akin <dakin at nationalpost.com>
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on 6/26/01 10:06 AM, Declan McCullagh at declan at well.com wrote:
> [Where's John McCain when you need him? --DBM]
> # Tech Industry Seeks Its Salvation June 25, 2001
> # In High-Speed Internet Connections
> # By SCOTT THURM and GLENN R. SIMPSON
> # Staff Reporters of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Hey Declan --
Of course, US lawmakes could look north of the border where, last week, the
Cdn Govt released its Broadbank Task Force report, a report which could lay
the political foundation for the federal government in Canada to spend
CDN$1-billion or more to pull 1.5 Mbps lines to every community in Canada.
Total cost to run 1.5 Mbps lines by every Canadian home: CDN$4-billion.
Personally, I think that's pretty cheap but all experts say that that
estimate is more or less pulled out of a hat.
11 of the 35 members of the task force -- a sort of advisory body to
Canada's Industry Minister -- represent incumbent telcos or cablecos.
Canada's Broadband Task Force report/rationale/estimates at
Report kicks off debate on who picks up the bill for broadband
Telecoms look to Ottawa to pay bulk of costs
OTTAWA - The heavy negotiating over who will foot the $4-billion bill for
the federal government's Canada-wide broadband network begins in earnest
today when Ottawa releases its long-awaited report of the National Broadband
The report will help the government decide how to coerce telecommunications
companies such as AT&T Canada, BCE Inc., and Rogers Communications Inc. to
help finance a project to provide every community in Canada with a
high-speed Internet connection.
[Full story at:
Review urged for telco
Tobin promises early review to broaden Internet access
OTTAWA - The federal Cabinet will consider changes to foreign ownership
limits in the telecommunications industry as early as this autumn, Brian
Tobin, the Minister of Trade, said yesterday after receiving a report that
recommends an urgent review of the issue.
The National Broadband Task Force said the 47.6% cap on foreign ownership
may block the industry from getting the large amount of capital needed to
fulfill the government's goal of high-speed Internet access in every
community by 2004.
[Full story at:
Task force misses the mark on investment, technological issues
Observers doubt penetration goals can be realized
Linking all Canadians to a high-speed Internet connection is an important
and laudable objective, but observers say an Industry Canada report released
yesterday that makes broad recommendations toward that policy goal misses
A key recommendation calls for the federal government to review regulations
that restrict the ownership of telecommunications assets to Canadian firms .
[Full story at:
David Akin / Senior technology reporter
National Post / http://www.nationalpost.com
300-1450 Don Mills Road, Don Mills, Ontario
CANADA / M3B 3R5
VOX: 416.383.2372 FAX: 416.383.2443
dakin at nationalpost.com / AIM: DavidAkin
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