Talk about being in the back pocket of industry... Representative Pet Sessions (R-Texas), introduced the Preserving Innovation in Telecom Act of 2005, which would make it illegal for a State or local Municipalities to provide free Wi-Fi services in city centers such as parks. I wonder how much money the Telecom industry has donated to his campaign coffers? He is, after all, a former employee of Southwestern Bell.
Federal Anti-Municipal Wi-Fi Bill Introduced
H/T Daily Kos