Qwest Seeks Yet More Subsidies

Dana Blankenhorn

The Bells promised to serve us broadband if we let them run over Wireless ISPs. Done. No broadband. So they promised us broadband if we would give them absolute control over their lines, ending any requirement for wholesaling. Done. No broadband. Then they promised us broadband if we'd stop cities from buildig out wireless networks that might compete with them. Nearly done. Still no broadband. Now, Qwest is pushing a plan in Congress to tax your broadband access and hand it the money, promising broadband in rural areas.