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All of this is very generous of the telco but will they set
aside 5% of their gross revenue on an annual basis to
support on-going fully funded public telecommunications facilities?
I think this is where we need to go.
Lauren-Glenn
 
On Tue, 26 Apr 1994, Lori Atwater wrote:
 
> The community networking that is developing in San Luis Obispo,
> California has strong support from Pacific Bell and a local, long
> distance company, CallAmerica.  These companies have contributed
> technical expertise, speakers for conferences, and generally, used their
> connection to facilitate the growth of our regional public information
> access system (internet provider) and expand networking in the community.
>
> Pacific Bell has a new "School's First" program offering ISDN service to
> any school, public library or junior college with free installation of up
> to 4 lines and waived monthly charges for one year.  Although ISDN should
> not be the connectivity protocol of choice, it may be the only means some
> public institutions have.
>
> Since baby bells and other telecommunications companies WANT to make
> money from the developing NII, make them work.  Challenge them to provide
> free service (unless prohibited by a public utilities commission) like
> California is.  Ask them how they can best serve you and what resources
> they are allowed to contribute for free.
>
> Lori Atwater              [log in to unmask]
> Information Systems Coordinator
> City of San Luis Obispo
>