Monday, December 05, 2005

Angry BellSouth Withdrew City Donation because of free Wifi

From Boing Boing: "Hours after New Orleans officials announced Tuesday that they would deploy a city-owned, wireless Internet network in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, regional phone giant BellSouth Corp. withdrew an offer to donate one of its damaged buildings that would have housed new police headquarters, city officials said yesterday."

read more | digg story

Referring to an earlier post, I wonder if BellSouth will try to degrade the traffic coming from NO. There are all kinds of preferential treatments given to certain customers on these top tier networks that the public doesn't know about. The monitoring is not as technically robust as one might expect, but the perks do exist.

All in all, this is just bad business. BellSouth should be banned from offering DSL to any of the hurricane recovery zones cause of this.


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