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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 1 March 2006 ISOC-NY: New York City Council Member


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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 1 March 2006 ISOC-NY: New York City Council Member Gale Brewer on the NYC Grand Wireless Initiative
Date: 26 Feb 2006 15:34:58 -0500

Personal note from Jay Sulzberger:

Gale Brewer has begun an extraordinary effort to bring the Net to
those in New York City who today cannot afford full Net access.  So
far the City Council has not yet squarely dealt with the issue of what
"access to the Net" means.  This larger issue underlies the public
debates about "peer to peer", "Net neutrality", and
"telecommunications deregulation".

Today my ISP is Panix.  My Net machine is a full peer on the Great
Net.  I have the right and the practical power to send and receive
email by any means I choose.  I have the right and the practical power
to view websites and to run an http server by any means I choose.  I
have the right and the practical power to use any port I want for any
application riding on the standard transport mechanisms and using the
atandard protocols of the Net.  But neither Verizon nor Time-Warner
Cable offer to home users the same rights and powers.  When Gale's
initiative succeeds, I want that family, which is new to the Net, near
Broadway and Halsey in Brooklyn, to be as fully and as fairly Net
enabled as I am.

This is the battle.  And this ISOC-NY meeting is an engagement in the
battle.  Please join Gale Brewer and ISOC-NY at this meeting.

Below is the official ISOC-NY announcement.

Jay Sulzberger <address@hidden>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.
http://www.lxny.org


<blockquote
  what="official ISOC-NY announcement">

 Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 13:38:38 -0500
 From: David Solomonoff <address@hidden>
 Reply-To: address@hidden
 Subject: ISOC-NY presents NYC Council Member Gail Brewer 

 Please forward as appropriate -- Thanks! David

 What Price New York City Wireless: The Politics of Technology

 New York City Council Member Gale Brewer, Chair of the Technology
 Committee, will be joining the Internet Society of New York, on March 1,
 to discuss broadband and public access issues in a public forum.
 Discussion will include pending legislation and an update of policy
 development and other work being done by the committee.  There will be
 time for Q&A.

 The event is free, open to the public and the site is fully accessible.

 March 1, 2006
 6:00 - 8:00 p. m.
 Jefferson Market Branch Library
 425 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), at Tenth Street

 For additional information on participants see:

 Internet Society of New York:
 http://www.isoc-ny.org/

 Gale Brewer:
 http://www.nyccouncil.info/constituent/member_details.cfm?Con_ID=28

 Jefferson Market Branch Library (including travel directions):
 http://www.nypl.org/branch/local/man/jmr.cfm

 -- 
 David Solomonoff, President
 Internet Society of New York
 address@hidden
 isoc-ny.org
  
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