Tuesday, October 18, 2005

ACTION ALERT!!!Community internet under attack...

House Bill 5237 has a provision to hinder future community internet projects.

FreePress.net is calling us to action n:
Dear Media Reformer:

Community Internet is under attack in the Michigan legislature. Urgent action is needed TODAY to safeguard universal, affordable broadband access throughout the state.

All across Michigan -- from Ann Arbor to Coldwater to Grand Haven -- local governments, public utilities and community groups are finding they can offer faster, cheaper Internet service to more people by doing it themselves.

But a provision in House Bill 5237 -- scheduled for a vote this week in the state legislature -- would make it far more difficult for communities to offer high-speed Internet services to their citizens. HB 5237 is especially bad for those living in rural and low-income urban areas -- where often no broadband options are available, much less affordable ones.

The big telephone and cable companies behind HB 5237 talk about the 'free market,' but they're really trying to undercut competition and limit consumer choice so they can keep offering the same lousy service at sky-high prices.


Here's what you can do to help:

CALL BILL CAUL NOW.

Fax: 517-373-5491
Phone: 517-373-1789

EXPRESS YOUR OPPOSITION NOW!!!

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