"Those 40 senators just told citizens — who are still using dial-up Internet access in the Appalachians, or who can’t afford the asking price for service in Spring Creek, or who only get excuses from AT&T why certain homes in Alamance County can have broadband — they really don’t care. What AT&T, Time Warner Cable, and Embarq wants is much more important," the post's author Phillip Dampier says.
The linked post explains its position with text, videos and an WUNC podcast.
"Thanks to WUNC’s Laura Leslie," Dampier says, "you can listen yourself as Senator Clodfelter, not realizing his mike was on, tells Senator Blue, 'Now I’ll tell you that the … what I call the crazies who circulate around this issue are not going to like this [S1209 revision with a moratorium], but the municipalities are all on board. They negotiated it, they negotiated it so it’s not possible….' Blue asks Clodfelter how long he’s been talking with the groups representing municipalities. Clodfelter’s response: 'We’ve been meeting daily — twice daily, so they’re all on board with this precise text.' The recording ends with Clodfelter presumably tapping his mike. Is this thing on? You bet it is. (June 2, 2010) (50 seconds)
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