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Bill Calls For Wi-Fi Base Stations In All Federal Buildings 196

Posted by timothy
from the other-people's-money dept.
GovTechGuy submits this from Hillicon Valley: "Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) introduced legislation on Friday that would require all public federal buildings to install WiFi base stations in order to free up cell phone networks. The Federal Wi-Net Act would mandate the installation of small WiFi base stations in all publicly accessible federal buildings in order to increase wireless coverage and free up mobile networks. The bill would require all new buildings under construction to comply and all older buildings to be retrofitted by 2014. It also orders $15 million from the Federal Buildings Fund be allocated to fund the installations."
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Bill Calls For Wi-Fi Base Stations In All Federal Buildings

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  • by TheRaven64 (641858) on Saturday December 04, 2010 @10:31AM (#34443426) Journal

    Yeah, because internet access is a RIGHT

    In the EU, it is now regarded as such, along with things like clean water, heating, and access to education, because it is increasingly difficult to participating in society without Internet access.

    and the government should be spending our taxpayers money to make sure everyone should be able to get online

    One of the things that governments are responsible for is ensuring that everyone has (at least approximately) equal opportunities.

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