Big Media area at it again!
The NAB’s lobbyists are now trying to send scare mongering to Congress again! This time about White Spaces!
I thought you might be interested in joining the campaign to provide millions of Americans with high-speed Internet access.
Unless we speak out to the FCC, large broadcast companies will deny Internet service to millions who cannot access the information superhighway.
Please visit the URL below to check out what’s at stake and send a Halloween card to the FCC telling them not to back down to Big Media’s scare tactics:
Many rural areas have no real options for broadband, or if they are lucky enough to have at least a 3G capable cellular tower near them, it’ll cost you $60/mo plus equipment and limitations on your monthly bandwidth. And that’s really the best option there is for rural areas if you are lucky enough to get a new tower put in your area.
Satellite Internet like Wild Blue, et al are just not ready for prime time for ALL types of Internet usage…particularly for businesses that work on the Internet or anyone making use of realtime things like audio streaming, ftp for more than a few files at a time, chat that doesn’t bump you off occasionally. The lag is just awful! We tried it out at a couple friends house … fine if all you do is browse and get email, but for more demanding needs, forget it.
We have been getting the run around from Verizon (on their DSL), as well as Cox Cable and Charter Cable about bringing their services into our small town. It’s like a dry county! It’s all around us, but no one will come into our little town with decent broadband!
They really have rural areas over a barrel service and price wise. It’s just not right.