Governor Blanco’s veto message is now up on the web. Take a look–what she ends up endorsing is everyone collaborating on a model local ordinance.
Sounds interesting–and like a real win for local communities.
It’s worth noting that as bad a policy as this bill would have made–so it seemed utterly sensible to veto it from the point of view of supporting local communities and not entrenching the digital divide–it wasn’t easy for the governor to decide to override the legislature on this; important political supporters–not the least BellSouth itself–urged her otherwise. A note of thanks would always be in order. (She’s gonna get a bunch of the other sorts of letters…) You can sound off in suport at: firstname.lastname@example.org