WiMax and the right to access knowledge


Shortly the State will assign WiMax frequencies. Itís the point of no return for free access to knowledge. After that itís not possible to turn back.
WiMax is a technology that makes it possible to transmit signals without wires over distances of tens of kilometres. It eliminates the last mile and the Telecom Italia charges. The local communities can become independent and connect to the Internet.
If WiMax ends up in the hands of the vultures in the telephone companies, as I said in my speech at Rozzano at Buora and at Ruggiero, it will be transformed into high cost shit. Even worse than for ADSL.
Every citizen should have at birth the right to access knowledge. Thereís an online petition that I invite you to sign up to for your future, for the right to know and at least for once to not be taken for a ride.
The petition asks that at least a third of the frequencies are reserved for citizens for non-profit associations like town halls and local bodies and with no direct or indirect taxation.
Sign the petition at: http://www.petitiononline.com/wmaxfree/

Posted by Beppe Grillo at 09:19 PM in | Comments (2)
Post a comment | Sign up | Send to a friend | | GrilloNews | TrackBack (0) |
View blog opinions


The link to the petition ended up with two times http. Eliminate one of them and you get to the petition...

Posted by: Sepp Hasslberger | June 17, 2007 08:08 AM

I could not get through to the petition.
But I would like to sign up.

Posted by: John Santilli | June 17, 2007 12:16 AM

Post a comment

Beppe Grillo's Blog is an open space for you to use so that we can come face to face directly. As your comment is published immediately, there's no time for filters to check it out. Thus the Blog's usefulness depends on your cooperation and it makes you the only ones responsible for the content and the resulting outcomes.

Information to be read before using Beppe Grillo's Blog

The following are not allowed:
1. messages without the email address of the sender
2. anonymous messages
3. advertising messages
4. messages containing offensive language
5. messages containing obscene language
6. messages with racist or sexist content
7. messages with content that constitutes a violation of Italian Law (incitement to commit a crime, to violence, libel etc.)

However, the owner of the Blog can delete messages at any moment and for any reason.
The owner of the Blog cannot be held responsible for any messages that may damage the rights of third parties Maximum comment length is 2,000 characters.
If you have any doubts read "How to use the blog".

Post a comment (English please!)

First name and Surname*:

Email Address*:
We remind you that anonymous messages (without real first name and surname) will be cancelled.

* Compulsory fields

Send to a friend

Send this message to *

Your Email Address *

Message (optional)

* Compulsory fields