Wisconsin pulls AT&T-backed attempt to kill public Internet

Finally, some good news.

Wisconsin’s state educational Internet system dubbed WiscNet will live long and prosper thanks to newly passed legislation. The University of Wisconsin’s Division of Information Technology will continue to fund it, and thus provide Internet access to most of the state’s public schools and libraries. The system was facing an end as state finances would have forced it to separate itself from the UW-Madison Division starting on July 1, 2012 and thus give up $1.4 million in funds from the UW system in 2012 and 2013….


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