Fwd: Re: HB 139 - WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS
smorrey at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 11:36:31 MST 2008
I'll be there, anyone else going?
On Jan 28, 2008 11:33 AM, Jeff Anderson <jefferya at programmerq.net> wrote:
> I would love to go to this, but I have classes all day Thursday so there
> will be no way for me to go. Too bad.
> Jeff Anderson
> Lonnie Olson wrote:
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: Re: HB 139 - WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS
> > Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 09:36:19 -0700
> > From: Bradley Daw <bdaw at utah.gov>
> > To: <lonnie at lonnieolson.com>
> > I will be hosting a meeting here in the Capitol on Thursday, January
> > 31st at 3:00 P.M. We will be discussing House Bill 139 about public
> > wireless access. I will be in attendance along with some members of the
> > Attorney General's staff and members of the Xmission ISP staff. Anyone
> > is invited to attend, and please let us know if you will be able to.
> > The meeting will be held in the East (Senate) Building, in the Beehive
> > room which is just south of the cafeteria on the first floor. I hope to
> > see you there.
> >>>> Lonnie Olson <lonnie at lonnieolson.com> 01/24/08 9:54 PM >>>
> > I am a member of your district (31).
> > I have read through the bill regarding Public Wireless Internet access.
> > http://le.utah.gov/~2008/bills/hbillint/hb0139.htm
> > This is a very bad idea. I have worked in the IT industry for over 8
> > years. 3 of those in the role of Senior System Administrator at
> > ArosNet (now defunct) Utah ISP. I have lots of experience with not
> > only the technology, but also the reality of implementing filtering
> > technologies. Implementations of filtering technologies is
> > difficult. Implementing them well enough to point of 100% accuracy is
> > *impossible*. Without 100% accuracy, this new law opens up any public
> > wireless operator to great potential of lawsuits.
> > The result of this proposed legislation limits wireless network
> > operators to two choices: 1) close access, and limit to "authorized
> > people", or 2) shutdown the network completely. Unfortunately choice
> > #1 isn't an option for 90% of the free wireless networks in Utah, as
> > the added administrative and technical costs would turn the whole
> > project too deep in the whole to be valuable.
> > The impact of these network shutdowns on Utah society, as well as our
> > image, would be horrendous. Finding wireless internet access in
> > common gathering places like Salt Lake City Main Street, libraries,
> > Liberty Park, Pioneer Park and much of Ogden will become next to
> > impossible.
> > See Pete Ashdown's (Owner of Xmission) opinion of the proposed
> > legislation.
> > http://peteashdown.org/journal/2008/01/24/the-end-of-free-xmission-wireless/
> > Please consider the ramification of this bill, and vote it down. Show
> > your representation, and represent the good of our state. I know you
> > will do the right thing, that is why I voted for you.
> > Lonnie Olson
> > 823 Elgin Avenue
> > Salt Lake City, UT 84106-1603
> > 801-484-0440
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