Archive for October, 2010

Ongoing thoughts about internet access

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking over the years about solving the rural internet gap. The ability to make it possible is mostly limited by the “bootstrap” costs necessary.

Would you be willing to pay a $1000 install fee, and $50/month for internet access?

Would you support a ‘neutral’ last-mile provider of an “internet” pipe to your home, allowing you to select from a set of ISPs that can utilize that link for various services (eg: TV, VOIP)?