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The Internet as a Public Utility

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The Internet as a Public Utility

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The Internet as a Public Utility

The Internet as a Public Utility

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What if a wireless computer user could access high speed Internet anywhere — for free? It would be just like turning on a radio and receiving a signal. That's what's happening in some areas, and others are exploring it across the nation.

Guests:

Ed Schwartz, member, executive committee of Wireless Philadelphia; president, Institute for the Study of Civic Values

Declan Mccullagh, chief political correspondent for CNET news.com

Eric Rabe, vice president for media relations, Verizon

Brad Mayer, information services manager, City of Chaska, Min., and Chaska.net

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