Bellsouth recinds donation because of free community wifi

I thought regular readers of Tales of the Sausage Factory might find this interesting.

Recently, the city of New Orleans (or what’s left of it) decided to set up free wifi for all residents to help bridge the damage to the communications infrastructure in the city and stimulate growth. This caused BellSouth to throw a little hissy fit, and snatch back the damaged building they donated to be the new police station.

Just shows the class of the telecommunications industry…

One Comment

  1. Yeah. Verizon has pretty much accepted the inevitable and has moved on to “how do we make money from this.” The rest of the RBOCs are still fighting tooth and nail.

    As I keep saying, corporations act like friggin’ six year olds.

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