Electronic Frontier Foundation compares Utah proposal to Great Firewall of China: The proposal backed by SCO chair Ralph Yarro would require ISPs to have a higher degree of responsibility to restrict access by minors to indecent material, coupled with a requirement that open wireless networks censored Internet connections. "Giving ISPs the responsibility and incentives to censor a paricular subset of the web is precisely the same architecture that the Chinese Communist Party uses for their 'Great Firewall of China.'"
The final word on wireless fidelity: Look, Wi-Fi doesn't stand for anything. It's a trademark. Back in Nov. 2005, BoingBoing and I wrote about this. Wi-Fi Planet, however, has now written the definitive article on how Wi-Fi doesn't mean wireless fidelity, how the Wi-Fi Alliance doesn't claim it does, and what other names were suggested.
Incumbents build out to challenge Lompoc network: As in many other cities, incumbents install high-speed service as soon as a city or town suggests they might roll out their own. Lompoc had some technical setbacks in buildings its Wi-Fi network, and has an extremely low early subscriber rate. That could be attributed, this article suggests, to the fact that Verizon and Comcast started putting in high-quality DSL and cable broadband just as the Wi-Fi network went live. I've suggested before that cities could improve broadband quality through fake plans for building Wi-Fi networks at much lower cost than building those networks.