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Friday, October 07, 2005

WiMax Provisions Draw Criticism

The Detroit News reports that a proposed $60 million package of grants to encourage development of a new wireless internet technology is sparking controversy, in part because it would benefit a Grosse Pointe Shores businessman and political donor. Critics say that attorney Robert Liggett Jr. is a co-owner state's largest wireless Internet company is SpeedNet LLC, a Saginaw-based firm. House Speaker Craig DeRoche (R-Novi) says the donations have "no correlation at all" to his inclusion of the WiMax language in the bill. WiMax is not yet available commercially, but promises to deliver fast, long-range and inexpensive wireless Internet service. The article also provides great background on WiMax.

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# posted by farlane @ 10:18 AM
This is a loan not a grant which means whoever applies for the grant money has to be able to pay it back. Why is the press turning this into a Democrat vs. Republican. Anyone providing Internet Service can apply for this loan. The Government earns interest on this loan which is good for Michigan. The Press needs to do better homework before printing someone else's point of view without the facts.
# posted by Blogger stopthepressnow : 4:19 PM  
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