One Battle Won

As some of you may know, US incumbents and cable operators have been lobbying fiercely in the last few years to forbid local governments by law of investing in broadband infrastructure. This morning, one such bill which was to be voted by the Georgia legislature was repealed. I wanted to publish the comic strip that the opponents to the bill have been circulating, because I find it marvelous and sadly closer to reality than the caricatures suggest. The even sadder thing is that while this is a victory for those who believe that the destiny of communities cannot be left in the hands of a for-profit duopoly, this is the second time this law has been put up to the vote in Georgia, and it’s likely to rear its ugly head again next year, and to rear its head in many other states as well. 18 US States (if I’m not counting wrong) already have such bans in place.