December 7, 2007

MORE ON CONGRESS’S DUMB WI-FI BILL from Glenn Fleishman:

The bill, as written, was rushed into session using an expedited procedure that avoided the usual review. Declan McCullagh writes at Cnet that the legislation also changed substantially before being brought to a vote. So reasonable opposition didn’t form before its passage. The Senate could approve a similar view, but it’s hard to know how enforceable it will be.

The bill, as written, would probably kill free wi-fi nearly everywhere. Could EVDO providers be behind this? Or is Congress just this stupid? I guess the two hypotheses aren’t mutually inconsistent.

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