Posts Tagged ‘internet access’

Tim Berners-Lee calls for Free Internet Everywhere

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

This is a very noble idea … but who pays for it?

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has used a speech at a Nokia conference in London to call for everybody worldwide to get free Internet access and at least a low bandwidth connection “by default”, as reported by the BBC.


West Virginia Approves Verizon/Frontier deal – Only the FCC remains….

Friday, May 14th, 2010

This could work out good for everybody involved … as long as the FCC cooperates.

As had been expected, West Virginia regulators have approved Verizon’s $8.5 billion sale of more than 6 million phone and DSL customers across fourteen states to Frontier Communications. West Virginia was the last state needed for approval — but approval had been hard earned due to Verizon’s neglect of infrastructure (and unions) in the state. The state Public Service Commission in West Virginia believes the sale’s benefits outweigh “the negatives or potential risk.”